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Buckminster Fuller Challenge, 2011

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Buckminster Fuller Challenge, 2011 - "For developing a comprehensive, integrated, solution that has significant potential to solve one of humanity's most pressing problems."

In 2011, Blue Ventures was selected from 165 entries as winners of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge, an award of $100,000, for its work to protect marine resources and improve the livelihoods of poor coastal communities in Madagascar. The Buckminster Fuller Institute is dedicated to accelerating the development of solutions which radically advance human well-being and the health of our planet's ecosystems. BFI recognised Blue Ventures for its unique whole-system approach – combining scientific research, the development of sustainable aquaculture, family planning support, environmental education, and the creation of community-led protected areas – to bring direct benefits to both people and nature.