Community Conservation

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.

20
Oct

The Nature Conservancy: Natural Climate Solutions

Blue Ventures’ work with community mangrove conservation in Madagascar features in a list of natural climate solution case studies from The Nature Conservancy.

10
Oct

Blog: All in the same boat: integrating conservation and health in Kaledupa

A workshop was recently hosted by our partner organisation Forkani with the aim of fostering cross-sector partnerships between health and conservation groups in Kaledupa.

5
Oct

Scaling and sustaining local marine protection: a new community conservation toolkit

A new resource toolkit distills over a decade of learning into a series of practical guides covering how to establish and maintain successful Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA).

4
Oct

Blog: The crocodile’s children: community-led marine management on Ataúro

The community of Ilik-namu have decided to take control of their future and begin managing their marine resources.

1
Oct

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

A new web feature from The Skoll Foundation explores the diverse models of eight of its social entrepreneurs, including Blue Ventures’ Executive Director Alasdair Harris.

28
Sep

Blog: Replanting mangrove forest in the Bay of Assassins

Volunteer Amanda Millin recounts her experience of Madagascar’s annual mangrove festival.

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