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2014

A workshop was held in December 2013 to review the status of community-based aquaculture (CBA) in the western Indian Ocean (WIO). In this short film by Brian...

Laura Razaka, Safidy programme midwife, explains the rights-based approach of Blue Ventures' voluntary family planning services. Training community health wo...

Roger Samba, Velondriake management committee president, explains how integrating voluntary family planning services with local conservation efforts is enabl...

From supporting biodiversity conservation to improving reproductive health, see Blue Ventures' integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach in act...

2013

Christmas song, written and performed by the girls' club in Andavadoaka, otherwise known as FTMA (Fikambanana Tanora Mamiritra Andavadoaka which means the Sh...

Blue Ventures are an award winning marine conservation organisation running expeditions in Belize and Madagascar. Part of the work volunteers are involved wi...

Find our what's in stall if you join the Blue Ventures bird and manatee expedition to Belize.

 
A conservationist and social entrepreneur, Al has spent a decade researching and tackling marine environmental crises in developing countries

 
This video was originally uploaded to Vimeo on August 13, 2010

 
Madagascar Coral Spawning 09 September 2013 (Acropora)

 
In 2005, 60 million people starved to death - equivalent to the population of Britain. Throughout the world, population increase puts demand on food resources. On the coast of southwest Madagascar, Vezo fishing communities are completely dependent on the sea for their livelihood. But the marine resources they depend upon are under pressure. Blue Ventures, a UK charity, works in a Vezo village called Andavadoaka. The community and the charity are working together to find ways of securing the fisheries the Vezo depend upon. In 2005, Andavadoaka established the first community-run marine reserve. This film tells the story of this reserve and their plans for the future

 
In 2005, 60 million people starved to death - equivalent to the population of Britain. Throughout the world, population increase puts demand on food resources. On the coast of southwest Madagascar, Vezo fishing communities are completely dependent on the sea for their livelihood. But the marine resources they depend upon are under pressure. Blue Ventures, a UK charity, works in a Vezo village called Andavadoaka. The community and the charity are working together to find ways of securing the fisheries the Vezo depend upon. In 2005, Andavadoaka established the first community-run marine reserve. This film tells the story of this reserve and their plans for the future

 
One of the villages just outside the far south of the Velondriake conservation network. A pure white, wind swept beach with an adjacent reef flat.A shark & turtle monitoring project, launched in October 2006, has been collecting data looking at the number of fisheries catches. Antespoke is one village with a massive number of catches - so of particular conservation concern

 
One of the villages just outside the far south of the Velondriake conservation network. A pure white, wind swept beach with an adjacent reef flat.A shark & turtle monitoring project, launched in October 2006, has been collecting data looking at the number of fisheries catches. Antespoke is one village with a massive number of catches - so of particular conservation concern

 
Brown lemur at Isalo

 
Short film showing highlights of the initial reconnaissance project for Blue Ventures in 2001 and 2002

 
In this music video, a local youth band sings about the importance of protecting your environment. Music is a great way to engage local communities

 
The village of Andavadoaka in southwest Madagascar is presented with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Equator Prize

 
This film (by Brian Jones) gives an overview of the LMMA forum that happened in Andavadoaka in the middle of June. 17 villages from throughout Madagascar came, as well as government officials and representatives from NGOs. There were talks, discussions and workshops all focusing on developing an national LMMA network

 
If you're lucky enough to be on the dive camp at Bacalar Chico in late summer (around August) you will be able to see cicada undergo metamorphosis

 
Blue Ventures have opened an office in Maintirano, the closest town to the Barren Isles on mainland Madagascar, in order to work with the community to conserve these remote outposts of luxurious marine life on the west coasts barrier reef. These reefs are far enough offshore that they have escaped the overfishing and sedimentation that have ravaged most of the reefs along this shore

 
If you visit Blue Ventures Belize you will work closely with the community of Sarteneja and support their conservation efforts in the beautiful Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Here mangroves are a critical habitat for manatee, shark, and numerous fish and birds, and the Sartenejans are their guardians

 
Prepared by Vezo community members and Blue Ventures scientists, this video gives an insight into coral reefs and their importance to the Vezo community

 
A conservationist and social entrepreneur, Al has spent a decade researching and tackling marine environmental crises in developing countries

 
An Interview with the Blue Ventures Project Coordinator DR.Garth Cripps

 
As an expert in measuring the socio-economic situation of a community, Bienvenue knows that education and literacy have proven, widespread, positive impacts, in Velondriake and the world over

 
A short profile on one of the scholars being sponsored by the Blue Ventures scholarship programme. Patrick Ngily is one of 200 students involved and a future bright spark for the Velondriake LMMA.

 
Interviews with employees on why they are proud to be working with Blue Ventures

 
Interviews with employees on why they are proud to be working with Blue Ventures