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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.

23
Sep

Blog: A visit to see Kokoly

In March 2020, Paul Antion visited Madame Kokoly, of Blue Ventures’ award-winning short film

17
Jun

Blog: Our ongoing journey: exploring the challenges and lessons learned about community engagement in conservation

Sharing learning on community engagement in conservation in Tsimipaika Bay

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.

4
Feb

New research: Building community resilience to climate change

New research published in the Journal of Disaster Risk Studies examines the community response in the Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA), southwest Madagascar, to cyclone Haruna in 2013, and how this response was strengthened by Blue Ventures’ integrated health-environment approach to community-based marine conservation. The authors describe how a health-environment approach can contribute to …

31
Jan

Le Point: Sea cucumbers: a natural treasure in the West Indian Ocean

In a recent article in Le Point, journalist Sylvie Rantrua explores an unusual yet valuable commodity that is improving the lives of coastal communities in the West Indian Ocean (WIO) – the sea cucumber. Once they have been brushed and dried (to become ‘trepang’) sea cucumbers are exported and sold at a high price, particularly on the …

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 …

20
Feb

Ambitious action plan launched for the octopus fishery of southwest Madagascar

Fishers, seafood buyers, conservationists, researchers and policy makers gathered to launch a Fishery Improvement Project for one of Madagascar’s largest small-scale fisheries.

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