8
Jun

New research: Review of the expansion of Madagascar’s protected area network

Between 2003 and 2016, Madagascar’s protected area coverage quadrupled. Such unprecedented growth brought great hope, some notable successes and a host of new challenges for the island’s conservation community.

6
Jun

Blog: Is this thing on?

Lights, camera, action: behind the scenes of Participatory Video training in Madagascar

13
Apr

Blog: A year’s progress for community led conservation in the Comoros

Sarah Freed reviews the highlights of 2017, a year of learning, partnership and preparation.

8
Mar

The Economist: Can conservation save our ocean?

The Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area in southwest Madagascar was featured in a short film from The Economist that debuted on March 8th at their 5th World Ocean Summit.

8
Feb

TEDxDili: Small island, big picture

Jenny House, our Conservation Officer in Timor-Leste, spoke at TEDxDili in July 2017, and now her talk is available to watch online.

17
Jan

Blog: Collaborating to save seagrass: communities in Timor-Leste embrace a new opportunity for conservation

A community-based seagrass monitoring programme has been established to empower the residents of Ataúro Island to protect one of their most vital marine ecosystems.

1
Dec

Celebrating 3,000 days of coral reef protection in the Agnorondriake reserve

The 2nd of December 2017 marks 3,000 days since the creation of Agnorondriake, the first community-based no-take zone within the Velondriake locally managed marine area in southwest Madagascar.

16
Nov

Blog: An aquaculture adventure: visiting Tampolove’s sea cucumber farms

A group of Blue Ventures volunteers recently visited the village of Tampolove in southwest Madagascar to learn about the sustainable aquaculture initiatives there.

9
Nov

Blog: A fisherman’s journey into deeper seas: scuba diving and conservation in Timor-Leste

Amos Da Costa’s family has always relied on the sea for their food and livelihood, but he believes they must look to the future.

1
Nov

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

Blue Ventures’ work with coastal communities in Madagascar was recently featured in Mongabay.

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