In the Media

6
Nov

Global Aquaculture Alliance: Sea cucumber project redefining traditional farming in Madagascar

During her time as a Blue Ventures volunteer, Amanda Millin visited the village of Tampolove in southwest Madagascar. Whilst there, she gained first-hand experience of the community aquaculture programme, and helped in the building of sea cucumber pens. Since returning from her expedition, Amanda has written a piece for Global Aquaculture Alliance about how this ...
1
Nov

Mongabay: Fish vs. forests? Madagascar’s marine conservation boom

The fifth story of Mongabay's multi-part series "Conservation in Madagascar" focuses on the success of locally controlled fisheries projects over the last 15 years, including the seasonal or partial closure approach pioneered in 2003 by Blue Ventures. "The partnership between Blue Ventures and Vezo communities led to the first of Madagascar’s Locally Managed Marine Areas, ...
20
Oct

The Nature Conservancy: Natural Climate Solutions

The Nature Conservancy published a new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "Natural climate solutions" which calculates the scientific and economic potential for global lands - forest, grasslands, agricultural lands and wetlands to serve as a solution to climate change. It also finds that better land stewardship could have a bigger role in fighting ...
6
Oct

Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle: What’s on the menu? Lionfish!

Blue Ventures recently partnered with a well known Belize City restaurant, Nerie’s, to host a three course lionfish dinner with the purpose of promoting Belize's nascent 'lionfishery' and two lionfish jewellery businesses Kaj Expressions and Belioness - Belize Lionfish Jewelry. Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle reported on this event, also explaining the negative impact of Belize's invasive ...
1
Oct

The Skoll Foundation: Revived and Resilient: Locally Managed Marine Areas in Madagascar

A new web feature from The Skoll Foundation, “Solutions for a Changing Climate”, explores the diverse models of eight of its social entrepreneurs, including Blue Ventures' Executive Director Alasdair Harris. Harris won the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2015 for Blue Ventures' work supporting communities in Madagascar to establish Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs). Chapter ...
6
Sep

Thomson Reuters: Executive Perspective: Entering uncharted waters – ocean conservation key to the future

An opinion piece from Alasdair Harris, Blue Ventures' Executive Director, and John Tanzer, Oceans Practice Leader for WWF International, has been published in the Thomson Reuters blog, and discusses how the fate of the world's coasts will determined by the actions taken over the coming generation. Time is not on our side. We have years ...
1
Sep

SEVENSEAS Media: Feature Destination: Bacalar Chico Dive Camp

Belize is the "feature destination" for SEVENSEAS Media in September 2017, and they have shared a Blue Ventures photo story about Bacalar Chico Dive Camp, the base of our Marine Conservation Expeditions in Belize. This photo story was written by Blue Ventures volunteer Emma Muench. Read the SEVENSEAS Media Feature Destination piece: Bacalar Chico Dive ...
30
Aug

The San Pedro Sun: Blue Ventures and Belize Fisheries Department educate islanders on the impact of lionfish on the marine ecosystem

The San Pedro Sun has covered a meeting held on Wednesday the 23rd of August at the San Pedro Lions Den, organised by Blue Ventures and the Belize Fisheries Department (BFD), with the goal of educating the public on the impact of lionfish to the marine ecosystem. Attending the meeting were restaurateurs, tour guides, fishermen, ...
25
Aug

Enterprising Oxford: Alasdair Harris, Founder of Blue Ventures

Dr Alasdair Harris, Blue Ventures' Executive Director, has an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, and was recently interviewed by Enterprising Oxford. In this interview Dr Harris discusses his academic background, his reasons for becoming a social entrepreneur in the environmental sector, and what advice he would give to aspiring young ...
16
Aug

Google Earth: This is Home

On August 16th Google Earth released 22 new homes and cultures to explore in their Voyager story: This is Home. When you opened Google Earth for the very first time, where did you go? For most people there's a common destination: Home. The definition of "home" changes by country, culture and climate. This is Home was introduced ...
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