26
Jul

Greener charcoal

Blue Ventures has released a new Explore Photo Story with photos and text by Louise Gardner. Madagascar’s mangroves are in trouble, and finding a viable alternative to mangrove charcoal is crucial if they are to be saved… Discover the unlikely saviour in this fuelwood dilemma in Greener charcoal. This project was funded by UK aid from ...
26
Jul

Defra: Protect mangroves and help tackle climate change

The UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and Environment Minister of State Thérèse Coffey marked World Mangrove Day by calling for greater protection for mangroves. At a time when climate change is front and centre in the public’s mind, I have an amazing fact for you: mangroves – the little-known swamp forests ...
26
Jul

Blog: Emmanuel’s story: fuelwood plantations in Tsimipaika Bay

Wood is an indispensable resource for communities in Madagascar, but forests are disappearing at an alarming rate Read the full post: Emmanuel’s story: fuelwood plantations in Tsimipaika Bay
24
Apr

New research: Embrace the participatory approach for successful community-based marine management

New research published in the journal Ocean and Coastal Management aims to help organisations engaged in community-based marine management and conservation initiatives to successfully employ participatory methods in developing their programmes. When it comes to the management of natural resources, it’s now widely recognised that the local communities who rely on them for food and ...
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
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