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18
Mar

Blue Ventures named in Top 50 Ecotourism Websites

Blue Ventures has been named alongside key Ecotourism actors such as The Nature Conservancy, The International Ecotourism Society, Tourism Concern and The Rainforest Alliance in the Top 50 Ecotourism Websites by US travel advisor The Travel Answer Man. For more than 30 years, the Travel Answer Man, John Van Kirk, has been circumnavigating the globe ...
18
Mar

BV volunteer wins top prize in national photography contest

Matt Hudson, age 24, a volunteer on an expedition to Andavadoaka, Madagascar in September 2008, took the photograph whilst carrying out research with marine conservation NGO Blue Ventures. The image is of a tiny porcelain crab which Matt spotted hiding in an anemone whilst he was was surveying a reef. This isn't the first time ...
17
Mar

Taking a step back in time

Its size is nothing compared to the significant place in history it has held since the days of the Tui Viti in the mid-19th century, Ratu Seru Cakobau. Bau Island has etched in its history books the power struggles between tribes and paramount chiefs. But the island has changed over time and approaching it from ...
16
Dec

Conserving Madagascar’s Coast

There, one Malagasy man, Samba Roger, who is devoted to preserving the declining fragile marine resources has been awarded the international J Paul Getty award for conservation in recognition of his work. Prestigious recognition The prize, described by former US President Ronald Reagan as the Nobel Prize for conservation, is awarded by global conservation organisation ...
16
Dec

For the environment

Born and bred in Wollongong, Australia, Tristan is one of the research directors in Fiji for marine conservation non-government organisation, Blue Ventures. Tristan's life growing up in the outback sparked an interest in wildlife and the natural environment.
5
Dec

IRINnews.org – Too few sharks is a bad thing

People in villages along the southwestern coast are reporting a dramatic decrease in all marine resources. "Around 2000 the decline really started here. The octopus catch fell and sea cucumbers disappeared. Some fish species also disappeared," Roger Samba, in the village of Andavadoaka, in Toliara Province, told IRIN.
4
Dec

Interview with Roger Samba, winner of the WWF Getty Award

4
Dec

Interview with Becky Hill (Radio Reverb)

4
Dec

Climate Change in Andavadoaka

4
Dec

Bird song in Andavadoaka

1. Whimbrel Greenshank and White fronted Plover {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/10.Whimbrel,Greenshank_and_White_fronted_Plover.mp3{/play} 2. Crickets {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/02.Crickets.mp3{/play} 3. Madagascar coucal {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/03.Madagascar_coucal.mp3{/play} 4. Souimanga Sunbird and Madagascar Coucal {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/04.Souimanga_Sunbird_and_Madagascar_Coucal.mp3{/play} 5. Madagascar Black Swift {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/05.Madagascar_Black_Swift.mp3{/play} 6. Sub-Desert Brush Warbler {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/06.Sub-Desert_Brush_Warbler.mp3{/play} 7. Madagascar Magpie-Robin {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/07.Madagascar_Magpie-Robin.mp3{/play} 8. Madgascar Cisticola {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/08.Madgascar_Cisticola.mp3{/play} 9. Madagascar Hoopoe {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/09.Madagascar_Hoopoe.mp3{/play} 10. Mole Cricket {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/01.Mole_Cricket.mp3{/play} 11. Madagascar Fody {play}http://blueventures.org/images/downloads/audio/birdsong/11.Madagascar_Fody.mp3{/play}
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