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16
Oct

New research: Learning from community-led marine conservation in Madagascar

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.

14
Oct

Blog: Science and tradition: exchanging knowledge to drive marine conservation in Velondriake

Five Vezo community members from Andavadoaka join forces to form the first local diving ecological monitoring team in the Velondriake locally managed marine area

18
Sep

Blue Ventures advocates for holistic conservation at The Ocean Race Summit 2020

On Wednesday 16th September, Jen Chapman joined fellow ocean experts and change-makers at The Ocean Race Summit 2020

21
May

Mongabay: Evidence that fish flourish in a community-managed marine area offers hope

Our latest research, which shows that community-led marine conservation leads to more fish in the sea, has been featured by Mongabay.

20
May

Reef Resilience Network: Farmers of the Sea

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.

6
May

New research: Community conservation means more fish in the sea

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.

27
Jan

BBC Two: Earth’s Tropical Islands series explores Vezo culture

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 …

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 …

13
Aug

Blog: World Mangrove Day across Madagascar

Celebrate the importance of mangroves with the communities and BV teams in Ambanja, Mahajamba, Maintirano and the Velondriake LMMA.

8
Jun

New research: The expansion of Madagascar’s protected area network

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.

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