Aqua Lung becomes exclusive supplier of diving gear for Blue Ventures’ expeditions
Blue Ventures, the award-winning marine conservation group, and Aqua Lung, the oldest and most respected name in Scuba diving, today announced they are joining forces to protect some of the world’s most threatened coral reef systems.
Blue Ventures is “Highly Commended” for eco- trips that protect threatened coastal habits
Blue Ventures Expeditions today was “Highly Commended” by the Responsible Tourism Awards in the Marine Environment category, recognised for its eco-tourism trips that bring volunteers to Madagascar to protect threatened ocean resources.
24-25 November conference brings leading scientists to present latest trends in exploration
Blue Ventures’ Director of Scientific Research Al Harris and Managing Director Richard Nimmo will speak at the Royal Geographical Society’s Explore 2007 conference this month to discuss the important role exploration plays in finding solutions to global environmental threats.
This following letter was sent to The Times newspaper in response to a front page article published on Tuesday, August 14th, quoting Judith Brodie, director of VSO UK, expressing her concern regarding the regulation of the gap year market, and whether some gap year projects only profit the companies which run them:
As part of the London Aquarium and the BBC’s ‘Saving Planet Earth’ month Blue Ventures will be running a weeklong marine scientist workshop for children visiting the aquarium.
From Monday 25th June to Sunday 2nd July Blue Ventures scientists will teach children about diving and marine life, as well as conservation and the work being carried out by Blue Ventures in Madagascar.
Blue Ventures’ co-founder Tom Savage won the 2007 Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Edge Upstarts for his work to create businesses that have a positive social and environmental impact.
The awards, started in 2001, showcase businesses that offer innovative and sustainable solutions to social issues, such as Blue Ventures, that have a socially beneficial purpose.
Village leaders honoured for conservation work with Blue Ventures and other NGOs
The village of Andavadoaka, Madagascar – location of Blue Ventures’ conservation research centre – was announced a winner of the prestigious Equator Prize at the United Nations headquarters in New York today in recognition of the village’s extraordinary work to diminish poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.