Blue Forests

4
Mar

Blue forests celebrated on World Wildlife Day

Since 2016, the UK’s International Climate Finance programme, which plays a crucial role in addressing the global challenge of climate change, has been supporting Blue Ventures' blue forests programme. The blue forests programme aims to reduce deforestation of mangrove habitats, create new sustainable livelihoods, support community health and women’s empowerment and increase climate resilience in ...
6
Dec

Blog: Geo for Good: from Ambanja to Sunnyvale

Zo Andriamahenina left northwest Madagascar for Sunnyvale, California, to attend Google’s Geo for Good User Summit and learn more about how Google’s tools can help with natural resource management. Read the full post: Geo for Good: from Ambanja to Sunnyvale
15
Nov

Blog: Bees are friendly insects: launching beekeeping in southwest Madagascar

Since joining Blue Ventures, Christelle has successfully captured wild bee colonies and travelled the length of Madagascar to learn more about community-led beekeeping. Read the full post: Bees are friendly insects: launching beekeeping in southwest Madagascar
20
Sep

Midi Madagasikara: Restauration de mangroves

Le journal malgache Midi Madagasikara a couvert le travail de Blue Ventures consistant à replanter des mangroves à Ambalahonko dans le district d’Ambanja. Une grande campagne de reboisement de mangroves est lancée dans la Commune rurale d’Ambalahonko, district Ambanja par le ministère des Ressources Halieutiques et de la pêche, en collaboration avec Blue Ventures et ...
23
Aug

Landscape News: Community key for successful mangrove restoration

Lalao Aigrette, Blue Ventures' Deputy National Blue Forests Programme Lead shared her views with Landscape News in the lead-up to the 2018 Global Landscapes Forum in Nairobi. In this interview she discusses Blue Ventures' community-based mangrove restoration work, the challenges she's encountered, and her hopes for the forum. What’s your take-home message for readers about mangrove restoration? Lalao Aigrette: ...
22
Aug

Blog: Mangroves matter! Spreading the word in Sarteneja

Dianeri grew up thinking mangroves were a nuisance, but now she’s teaching the next generation how important they really are Read the full post: Mangroves matter! Spreading the word in Sarteneja
13
Aug

Blog: World Mangrove Day across Madagascar

Celebrate the importance of mangroves with the communities and BV teams in Ambanja, Mahajamba, Maintirano and the Velondriake LMMA. Read the full post: World Mangrove Day across Madagascar
8
Aug

A new era for community-led mangrove management in northwest Madagascar

World Mangrove Day is celebrated globally on 26 July, but for Blue Ventures' blue forests team in Ambanja, northwest Madagascar, celebrations were delayed until Saturday 28. This was to coincide with the signing of natural resource management rights contracts by ten local communities and the Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), a critical moment that ...
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 ...
20
Jul

Blog: Looking at the big picture: a blue forests retreat in Andasibe

Aina Celéstin left the southwest of Madagascar for the first time in his life to attend a training retreat in Andasibe with his colleagues from the blue forests team. Read the full post: Looking at the big picture: a blue forests retreat in Andasibe
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