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London, 5th June 2009 – World Oceans Day, on the 8th June 2009, will see leading conservation organisations, educational institutions, communities and individuals in dozens of countries around the world celebrating the world’s oceans.

Andavadoaka, Madagascar. Blue Ventures' conservation scientist Gildas Andriamalala recently returned to Madagascar to establish the country's first Rare Pride Campaign, after receiving nine weeks of intensive training in the use of social marketing and communication in conservation,

Andavadoaka, Madagascar. It started in a beach shack on the shore of the Mozambique Channel in Andavadoaka, a small coastal village in remote southwestern Madagascar. Four Rodrigan fishermen sat impassively facing the Malagasy fishermen, thrice their number, each measuring the other in the flickering candle light.

Today, Google launched a new version of their popular Google Earth software, with added information on the state of the world's oceans.

A remote fishing village in southern Madagascar has sold its first batch of locally farmed sea cucumbers - believed to be a potent love medicine in southeast Asia - and is hoping to cash in on the lucrative market for unusual aphrodisiacs in advance of Chinese New Year next month.


Seafaring auction signals full steam ahead for pioneering family planning clinic.

Blue Ventures was selected as a finalist in the Ashoka & National Geographic Changemakers Geotourism Challenge in October 2008 and in November 2008 was highly commended for Best Volunteering Organisation at the Responsible Tourism Awards, at the World Travel Market.

WWF announces 2008 winner of the prestigious Getty Prize for Conservation is Mr. Roger Samba, President of the Velondriake Committee.

Blue Ventures is expanding its work in southern Madagascar as it implements an ambitious African Development Bank-funded project aiming to promote the sustainable development of traditional marine fisheries along more than 300km of coast.

July 2008 Lamboara: The first hatching of Green Turtles recorded as a direct result of efforts to protect the species in southwest Madagascar has been witnessed by marine conservationists working for British charity, Blue Ventures Conservation.

Blue Ventures Conservation has been chosen as a finalist in National Geographic and Ashoka's Changemakers Geotourism Challenge Competition.

Andavadoaka received visitors from national, regional and local government recently to make the official presentation of the UNDP Equator Prize.

Blue Ventures took centre stage this week, at the 5th Biennial Environmental Youth Conference at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ).


Three of the UK’s most respected marine conservation groups – Coral Cay Conservation, Blue Ventures and Project AWARE Foundation – announced today they have joined forces to promote coral reef conservation during the International Year of the Reef 2008.

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.