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Blog: Working across sectors for real change

Our holistic approach to marine conservation involves public health professionals, fisheries specialists, aquaculture technicians and community organisers. Bringing together such diverse talents and skills to enable interdisciplinary work requires cross-training! Read the full post: Working across sectors for real change.

Blog: New beginnings across the Mozambique Channel

Support partnerships with the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Peace Parks Foundation are set to integrate community health services into coastal resource management efforts in two of Mozambique’s most critical marine ecosystems Read the full post: New beginnings across the Mozambique Channel

Blog: Elections bring new leaders and energy into the committee governing Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area

Elections bring new leaders and energy into the committee governing Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area Read the full post: Elections bring new leaders and energy into the committee governing Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area

Madagascar PHE Network: Numerous new cross-sector partnerships sparked through dynamic workshop!

Efforts to advance sustainable development in Madagascar received a boost last week as more than 20 health and conservation organisations came together to establish new partnerships and share learning about joint initiatives. Check out the full story: Numerous new cross-sector partnerships sparked through dynamic workshop!

The Changer: Building Sustainable Coastal Communities

The Changer interviewed our Executive Director Alasdair Harris about his motivation for starting Blue Ventures, and how Blue Ventures can succeed where other marine conservation organisations have struggled: "We began working with coastal communities in south-western Madagascar to develop an approach that would return meaningful economic benefits in timeframes that worked for fishers, that would protect marine biodiversity, ...

Blog: Climate-resilient development? We’re doing it already!

As the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris draws closer, the term resilience appears with increasing frequency in the media. We frequently hear about “socio-ecological resilience”, “climate-resilient development” and “resilience programming”. Our Medical Director, Dr Vik Mohan, discusses the what these terms mean, and what can we learn from them on our Beyond ...

Marine conservation championed by Madagascar President during UK visit

Madagascar’s President Hery Rajaonarimampianina met with conservationists at the University of Cambridge, placing marine management high on the agenda. A roundtable discussion convened by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) brought together researchers and conservationists working in Madagascar - including representatives of Blue Ventures, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Fauna & Flora International, Birdlife International and ...

NGOsource: Marine Conservation in Madagascar – Community-Based Solutions to a Global Problem

NGOsource has published a blog about the history, mission and growth of Blue Ventures: "Blue Ventures Conservation has become a global leader in integrated tropical marine conservation and community development" The blog also explains that Blue Ventures completed the equivalency determination (ED) process through NGOsource. Our Executive Director Al Harris is quoted: "ED enables us to receive ...

The Reporter: Lionfish jewelry: the latest tactic in population control

The Belize newspaper "The Reporter" recently published an article about the lionfish jewellery programme that we have facilitated in Belize. The article covers the training course where 14 Belizean women received instruction in jewellery making, accounting, marketing, branding and team building. Our Country Coordinator in Belize, Jennifer Chapman, is interviewed: "Dealing with the lionfish is ...

The Reporter: Fine jewellery from lionfish?

The Reporter published an article covering the lionfish jewellery workshop in Belize, and interviewed our country coordinator, Jen Chapman, about the benefits of this venture: "Through the jewellery, we’re creating value for the parts of the lionfish that were previously discarded. This adds value to the fisherman’s catch, which encourages him to go out and ...
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