Blue Forests

7
May

Google Street View goes off-road in Madagascar

Today Google Maps launched the first-ever Street View imagery of Madagascar, allowing a global audience to explore the world’s fourth largest island for the first time. The advent of Google’s ‘Trekker’ has enabled some of the most spectacular sights of the natural world to be captured using a panoramic camera worn in a specially designed ...
17
Mar

National Geographic: Communities leading the way to save Madagascar’s mangroves

Our community conservation coordinator, Brian Jones, talks about how local communities are leading the way to conserve Madagascar’s mangroves in this article featured on National Geographic’s Ocean Views blog.
18
Dec

National Geographic: Mangrove deforestation in Madagascar; what are the options?

BV's Dr Trevor Jones talks about the importance of mangroves for Madagascar's coastal communities, and what we can do to protect them, in this article featured on National Geographic's Ocean Views blog.
7
May

Le Tribune de Diego et de Nord de Madagascar: La mangrove

Our blue forests research in the north of Madagascar is featured in Le Tribune de Diego et de Nord de Madagascar. New research has provided the first estimates of the carbon stored in Madagascar's northern mangrove forests. The study, which assessed both above-ground and below-ground carbon stocks, supports the growing body of evidence showing that mangroves ...
10
Feb

Landmark study shows the true value of Madagascar’s mangroves

New research has provided the first estimates of the carbon stored in Madagascar's mangrove forests. The study, which assessed both above- and below-ground carbon stocks, supports the growing body of evidence showing that mangroves are amongst the most carbon-rich forests on earth. The world's only marine forest ecosystem, mangroves contain up to 12 times more ...
15
Nov

Hundreds of fishers gather for opening of mangrove fishery reserves in western Madagascar

The morning of November 11th saw the opening of two pioneering community-managed mangrove reserves in western Madagascar. Over 200 fishers attended the opening of the two fishing sites, covering an area of approximately 200 hectares, in order to reap the benefits of a temporary closure that has prohibited all forms of fishing and mangrove cutting ...
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