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Oct

Communities in Madagascar launch the world’s largest mangrove carbon conservation project

The Tahiry Honko project is helping to tackle climate breakdown and build community resilience by restoring and protecting mangrove forests. A celebration at the heart of a protected mangrove forest in Madagascar this week marked the formal inauguration of the world’s largest mangrove carbon conservation project. The forest, situated in the Bay of Assassins in ...
6
Aug

Blog: Navigating back to sustainability: perspectives from Tanzania

An interview with Blue Ventures’ partner support technicians in East Africa, Haji Machano and Khamis Juma Read the full post: Navigating back to sustainability: perspectives from Tanzania
17
Jul

Beyond catch

When communities establish temporary fishery closures, the impacts they experience go far beyond improved catch rates. The process can also build skills, leadership and cohesion within communities, improve relationships with stakeholders, formalise community rights to fishing areas, and increase the involvement and representation of women in fisheries management. Discover more in Beyond catch: the broader ...
1
Jul

Save Our Seas: In conversation with Alasdair Harris

In the 10th issue of the Save Our Seas Magazine, Alasdair Harris is interviewed about Blue Ventures' approach to supporting community-based natural resource management. The real moment that draws us to conservation, says Alasdair Harris, is one of empathy and recognition that this is as much a story about people’s survival, identity and future as it ...
6
Apr

RFI: Podcast: Blue Ventures, a sustainable future for the Vezos

Radio France Internationale’s (RFI) podcast, ‘Madagascar: Blue Ventures, a sustainable future for the Vezos’ takes the listener to the village of Andavadoaka, on the southwest coast of Madagascar, sharing scenes of the Vezo way of life.  The Vezo people are a traditionally semi-nomadic group from south and west Madagascar whose cultural identity is based around ...
9
Jul

Opening Day

Blue Ventures has released a new Explore Photo Story with photos by Leah Glass, and text by Cécile Schneider and Leah Glass. It tells the remarkable story of the annual Indian mackerel fishery closure in northwest Madagascar, and the hope, questions and challenges that surround it. See for yourself whether the sacrifices made by the Antafiambotry ...
19
Jun

Blog: Turtle fishing in the Barren Isles

A complex conservation issue. For the Vezo people of western Madagascar, fishing is not just a livelihood, it’s a way of life. Subsistence fishing for turtles has been a traditional Vezo practice beyond living memory, and one that is often highly valued in Vezo communities. A family can eat well off a turtle catch for ...
30
May

Blog: Taking control with Tara Bandu: part 2

After over a year of work, the day has finally come for the community of Behau to formalise the management of their marine resources Read the full post: Taking control with Tara Bandu: part 2
28
May

The Economist: How sea cucumbers can help the ocean

In low-income coastal states throughout the tropics, geographic isolation and limited livelihood opportunities can lead to an overwhelming dependence on fishing for survival. This dependence, in combination with the significant impacts of global heating and industrial fishing, has led to dwindling fish populations and increased vulnerability for the communities that rely on them. For the ...
22
May

Supporting communities in East Africa with co-management approaches to fisheries

Blue Ventures has collaborated with the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) to develop a new guide on the co-management of fisheries and coastal environments by local communities and government. This guide aims to provide support and advice to the growing number of communities in ...
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