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Blog: Velondriake villages stake their claim to mangrove conservation

This week sees both International Forests Day and World Water Day - what better way to explore the intertwined nature of the two than celebrating mangroves - incredible areas where the forest meets the sea. This year we’re reflecting on the progress made by communities in the Bay of Assassins, Madagascar, who are leading the way ...

Future Oceans: Community Driven Conservation Works to Save Madagascar’s Sharks

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has commissioned a series of stories exploring disruptive innovations likely to affect marine conservation, Future Oceans, providing a multi-dimensional, global look at the technologies, policies, and people that are creating a new future for the world’s oceans. In the article Community Driven Conservation Works to Save Madagascar's Sharks Hannah McNeish profiles ...

Save Our Seas: A short interview with Frances Humber

Our Conservation Programme Manager, Dr Fran Humber was interviewed for a recent edition of Save Our Seas Magazine. Read the full interview here Find out more about our work rebuilding fisheries  

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: Celebrating the mission that unites us

Eighty-four members of our team from all of Blue Ventures’ offices and field programmes in Madagascar attended, along with representatives from our London office and our newest colleague from our evolving partnership project in Comoros met in Andavadoaka, Madagascar for our sixth annual conference. Alongside three days of discussions and workshops to define the collective ...

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 ...

New research: Sharks are the least protected marine megafauna in Madagascar

A new study reviewing current legislation protecting megafauna in Madagascar highlights the current lack of legislation to protect endangered sharks in Madagascar. Marine turtles were also found to be susceptible to overexploitation, and although fully protected by national legislation, laws are often ignored and rarely enforced. The research, carried out by Blue Ventures Conservation 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 ...

Fijian support strengthens community-led marine conservation in Madagascar

More than 100 locally managed marine area (LMMA) practitioners from communities around Madagascar’s coast gathered with NGO partners and government officials on Madagascar’s remote northeast coast this week for a national  forum. The meeting, a core activity of MIHARI, Madagascar’s LMMA network, provides an important opportunity for community leaders  to share experiences, successes and challenges ...

BBC Radio4: From Our Own Correspondent – The Mermaid of Madagascar

Hannah McNeish reports for From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 on warm orangeade, a tot of rum and some chain-smoking - all part of daily life for the fishermen and women of Madagascar who've harnessed new conservation techniques to long-standing traditions.  
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