In the Media

25
Jul

Express: Save the mangroves!

To mark UNESCO’s International Day for the Conservation of Mangroves on July 26, Environment Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey wrote for Express.co.uk on why it is time to celebrate the planet’s unsung heroes – the fast-vanishing mangrove forests essential for life on Earth. In this article Dr Coffey highlights our blue forests programme, funded by International ...
24
Jul

K4Health: Passion with Purpose

In 2017, the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), conducted a three-day storytelling workshop in Madagascar in collaboration with USAID Madagascar and Blue Ventures. This workshop gave members of the Madagascar PHE Network an opportunity to improve their knowledge management and storytelling skills, and to share their stories with ...
6
Jul

Inc: Meet four social entrepreneurs who are changing the world

Blue Ventures' founder and executive director Dr Alasdair Harris featured in a list of Skoll Awardees compiled by Inc. Magazine. The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship recognises entrepreneurs who have had a proven impact on a large-scale problem. Blue Ventures organises projects that rally coastal communities in tropical coastal states around local conservation efforts. "Typically conservation ...
2
Jul

DW: Aquaculture saving the economy in Madagascar

DW has released a short film showcasing our work establishing alternative livelihoods with the Tampolove community in southwest Madagascar. "Around ten years ago, the waters around Madagascar's Bay of Assassins were a sorry sight. Overfishing and pollution had taken such a toll on marine life that local fishing communities were struggling to make a living. ...
29
Jun

The St Andrews Prize: TEDx Talk – Dr Vik Mohan, Blue Ventures

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment recognises practical solutions to environmental challenges that are developed and implemented by multidisciplinary teams or community groups. Blue Ventures won this prize in 2014, and Medical Director Dr Vik Mohan travelled to St Andrews University to present the organisation’s integrated approach to conservation. Dr Mohan addressed a TEDx audience ...
18
Jun

Devex: How family planning can help save cheetahs

Devex mentions Blue Ventures' community health work as a successful example of a holistic approach to conservation: Conservation NGO Blue Ventures has integrated family planning into its work with coastal communities in Madagascar since 2007.  An evaluation revealed that the combined program effectively expanded contraceptive access to previously hard-to-reach communities while also promoting sustainable management of marine resources. Read ...
7
Jun

Thalassa: Chasseur de poulpe à Madagascar

Thalassa est une émission de télévision française, présentée par Fanny Agostini, qui couvre des découvertes, des enquêtes et des reportages sur le monde maritime. Dans un reportage exclusif en ligne intitulé "Chasseur de poulpe à Madagascar," Thalassa a relaté les travaux de Blue Ventures dans le LMMA Velondriake au sud-ouest de Madagascar. Regardez le rapport ...
2
Jun

USAID Timor-Leste: The sea that sustains us

Blue Ventures recently contributed to the USAID film "Tasi Ne’ebé Sustenta Ita" (The Sea That Sustains Us). The film celebrates the diversity and beauty in the seas of Timor-Leste, and shows the importance of the marine environment in the everyday lives of Timorese people. It also explores the threats posed by marine plastics and other ...
29
May

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Living with the ocean

The Thomson Reuters Foundation have produced a film following their visit to southwest Madagascar in 2018. 90% of global fish stocks are either overfished or fully fished, and the film begins by interviewing Vezo fishers whose livelihoods depend on their marine ecosystems. "These days fishing is not enough to live off. Things are changing and ...
4
Apr

Girls That Scuba: Marine Conservation Programmes

Blue Ventures' marine conservation expeditions feature in a blog from the Girls That Scuba community profiling the three best diving experiences within a marine conservation project. Blue Ventures develops community-led conservation projects in areas where local people rely on the ocean for their livelihoods. They provide volunteer programmes in Madagascar, Belize and Timor-Leste that contribute directly ...
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