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Jo Hudson

Monday, 12 November 2012 23:00

Autumn 2012 Edition 39

  • The IUCN's World Conservation Congress
  • From Toliara's Sights to Hong Kong's Bright Lights
  • Diving Deep in Belize
Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00

Focusing on youth this World Oceans Day

Did you know that June 8th is World Oceans Day?

Help us change the future for both the seas & children in Velondriake, Madagascar by giving them an education this June 8th.   


Every year on June 8th, events are held all over the world to celebrate our oceans. The worlds oceans & seas give us life, food, regulate climate and so much more. This year the theme for World Oceans Day is "Youth: the Next Wave for Change' as research has clearly shown that youth are the most promising members of any society to reach out to if there is to be a lasting change. 

BV is investing in primary and secondary education for the children of Andavaoaka, working to provide scholarships and other extracurricular support to help kids to access education and to succeed as students. Education is an essential component of our integrated approach to conservation, because improving education and literacy helps the community to conserve its natural resources, diversify local economic opportunities beyond fishing and improve overall wellbeing.

Lets celebrate World Oceans Day, and help to shape a new generation of marine conservationists! Becoming a donor to our scholarship and education programme is one of the best ways to do so, promising long-term positive impacts for the Velondriake community and natural resource base.

Misaotra bevata – Thank you!

Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:00

Spring 2012 Edition 37

  • Ghana-ing Information in West Africa
  • Andao Fa Lera!
  • Support to Neighbouring LMMAs in Southern Madagascar

27 April 2012, London. A pioneering project that combines marine conservation and community health will feature in the latest episode of the BBC2 travel documentary series Indian Ocean, due to be broadcast on Sunday April 29 at 8pm.

2 May 2012, London. David Attenborough has said improved access to family planning must be part of long-term conservation efforts to protect our 'troubled planet'.

Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

Maria Herinjara

IMG 1263Maria joined our January 2012 Madagascar expedition.


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MELITA SAMOILYS is a leading marine biologist. Since 2010 she has visited 72 coral reefs in east Africa. On only one did she see a shark. That is because so many black-tipped, white-tipped and grey sharks have been served up as shark fin soup, a delicacy in China. Article from The Economist

06 March 2012, London. Leveraging markets to conserve mangrove biodiversity and alleviate poverty in Madagascar

Friday, 10 February 2012 00:00

Trouble has Eight Limbs


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Blue Ventures feature in Outlook News Magazine for our work on octopus fisheries