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A unique voice linking blue carbon and coastal communities

Blue Ventures staff presented a unique vision of blue carbon as an incentive for community led mangrove conservation and restoration at the 8th Meeting of the Blue Carbon Initiative’s Scientific Working Group, in Zanzibar.


New research: A vast mangrove forest where conservation stands a fighting chance

New publication has mapped, quantified loss, characterised ecological variability, and provided the first estimates of the carbon stocks in one of Africa’s largest and most pristine mangrove ecosystems.


National Geographic: Communities leading the way to save Madagascar’s mangroves

Our community conservation coordinator, Brian Jones, talks about how local communities are leading the way to conserve Madagascar’s mangroves in this article featured on National Geographic’s Ocean Views blog.


Le Tribune de Diego et de Nord de Madagascar: La mangrove

Our blue forests research in the north of Madagascar is featured in Le Tribune de Diego et de Nord de Madagascar. 


Landmark study shows the true value of Madagascar’s mangroves

Ambanja, Madagascar – New research presents the first total carbon stock estimates of mangrove ecosystem in Madagascar


Hundreds of fishers gather for opening of mangrove fishery reserves in western Madagascar

The opening of two pioneering community-managed mangrove reserves in western Madagascar.


Blue Ventures backs Blue Carbon solutions to Climate Change

3rd December 2010. The Blue Climate Coalition today issued a statement to delegates of COP16 calling for coastal and marine ecosystems to be included in international climate change treaties. COP16 is the 16th edition of Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP).  “Parties” refers to all the national states that signed and ratified both of the international treaties, committing to observe and comply with its terms regarding international cooperation against climate change.



Celebrating market-based solutions to marine conservation

California, 9-10th February 2010. Blue Ventures has been warmly welcomed at the 16th Katoomba meeting focusing on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the marine environment.


Industry watchdog Which? commends Blue Ventures’ Carbon Offset

Blue Ventures’ innovative non-profit carbon offsetting programme has been highly rated by companies watchdog Which? in its new report on the UK carbon offsetting industry.

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