New research published this week draws together lessons from Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area (LMMA), generating valuable insights that can be used by managers around the world.
Five Vezo community members from Andavadoaka join forces to form the first local diving ecological monitoring team in the Velondriake locally managed marine area
On Wednesday 16th September, Jen Chapman joined fellow ocean experts and change-makers at The Ocean Race Summit 2020
Our latest research, which shows that community-led marine conservation leads to more fish in the sea, has been featured by Mongabay.
A study recently published by the Reef Resilience Network outlines Blue Ventures’ sea cucumber farming initiatives in southwest Madagascar, and discusses the successes and key lessons learned.
New research published this week has shown that community-led marine conservation can increase the size of fish populations − a critical objective for conservationists working to protect coral reefs.
In January 2020, the BBC aired Earth’s Tropical Islands – a three-part documentary series that explores Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii, as three of the world’s most isolated and iconic tropical islands. Alongside the three main episodes, the production team also put together a set of short clips which are available online, showcasing some of the …
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 …
Celebrate the importance of mangroves with the communities and BV teams in Ambanja, Mahajamba, Maintirano and the Velondriake LMMA.
Between 2003 and 2016, Madagascar’s protected area coverage quadrupled. Such unprecedented growth brought great hope, some notable successes and a host of new challenges for the island’s conservation community.