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6
Jul

Phys.org: Deep water corals glow in the dark to survive

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found that corals survive in deep water by making a special type of fluorescent protein that captures blue light and reemits it as orange-red light, which has the potential to penetrate deeper into the coral's tissue and promotes the photosynthetic capacity of the zooxanthellae. These scientists displayed their ...
24
Jun

#ImpactJournalism Day

June 24th 2017 was #ImpactJournalism Day, and Blue Ventures received coverage from several international news sources including i News in the UK, Straits Times in Singapore and Tages Anzeiger in Switzerland. Impact Journalism Day is an international editorial operation that partners with the world’s most important daily newspapers to publish, on the same day in print and digital ...
15
Jun

Blog: Bees and trees: alternative livelihoods in Ankingabe

Blue Ventures’ Digital Media Assistant Ben Honey recently visited Ankingabe village to find out about the community-led beekeeping and fuelwood plantations. Read the full post: Bees and trees: alternative livelihoods in Ankingabe
5
Jun

Save Our Seas: Hearts, minds – and stomachs

In the 7th issue of the Save Our Seas Magazine, Alasdair Harris speaks about the importance of living "with and within communities" when it comes to devising models for marine conservation. "Sadly, the prevailing paradigm in conservation today is that our industry is still largely dominated by science and it often pays no more than ...
26
Apr

Blog: Veda de polvo: temporary octopus closures in Mozambique

Our partner WWF Mozambique has recently facilitated two community-led octopus closures following a learning exchange to Velondriake, Madagascar. Read the full post: Veda de polvo: temporary octopus closures in Mozambique
22
Mar

Blog: Tinan ida iha Timor-Lorosae: A year in Timor-Leste

In January 2016, Sean Clement was arriving in Timor-Leste for the first time, and now he reflects on a remarkable year on Ataúro Island that has laid the foundations for a bright future. Read the full post: Tinan ida iha Timor-Lorosae: A year in Timor-Leste
16
Mar

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Marine Conservation 2.0

"Marine conservation efforts can fail when local fishers lack incentives for embracing them. By prioritising the needs of coastal communities, we stand a chance of mobilising the hundreds of millions of people who work in and around fishing worldwide to support conservation, rather than see it as a threat." The Stanford Social Innovation Review has ...
14
Mar

Blog: What does kung fu have to do with octopus fishing?

The making of “Tovo the octopus gleaner”, a Vezo film featuring intense kung fu action and a mysterious octopus mermaid designed to spread good fisheries practices! Read the full post: What does kung fu have to do with octopus fishing?
3
Mar

Annonce de Bourses Roger Samba and J. Paul Getty – 2017-2018

Annonce de Bourses Roger Samba and J. Paul Getty Année Universitaire 2017-2018 Les Bourses Roger Samba et J. Paul Getty appuient la formation académique des conversationnistes à Madagascar pour une large gamme de disciplines pour qu'ils puissent acquérir les connaissances et les compétences nécessaires pour gérer les ressources naturelles marines de leur pays dans des ...
24
Jan

Oxford Today: Blue-sea thinking: coral reef conservation and beyond

Alasdair Harris founded Blue Ventures whilst attending Mansfield College at the University of Oxford, and it has since evolved into a substantial marine conservation organisation with a growing portfolio of field programmes in several different countries. An interview published by Oxford Today details how Alasdair Harris' interest in marine biodiversity and research led to Blue ...
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