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2014

21st February 2014,  London, UK - A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries.

10th February 2014, Ambanja, Madagascar - New research presents the first total carbon stock estimates of mangrove ecosystem in Madagascar

2013

16th December 2013, Zanzibar, Tanzania - A ground-breaking workshop was held in Zanzibar last week to share experiences and improve understanding of community-based aquaculture initiatives in the Western Indian Ocean region.

15th November 2013, Addis Ababa - Blue Ventures' integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach receives high-level endorsement at the International Conference on Family Planning

24th October 2013, LondonWIOMSA, Blue Ventures and the University of Dar-es-Salaam will hold a three-day workshop in Zanzibar, Tanzania from 9 - 11th December 2013, to improve understanding of progress in community based aquaculture (CBA) initiatives in the western Indian Ocean (WIO)

13th September 2013, London - Blue Ventures' work in Madagascar received royal endorsement last night at the inaugural Tusk Conservation Awards, held at the Royal Society in London and attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

11th September 2013, London - A new CNN and ITV documentary to be broadcast on Sunday 15th September will showcase the work of Tusk Conservation Award finalists including Blue Ventures’ founder and executive director Dr Alasdair Harris

30th August 2013, London - New study highlights the overwhelming importance of small-scale fisheries for coastal economies

27th August 2013, LondonWIOMSA, Blue Ventures and the University of Dar-es-Salaam will hold a three-day workshop in Zanzibar, Tanzania from 9 - 11th December 2013, to improve understanding of progress in community based aquaculture (CBA) initiatives in the western Indian Ocean (WIO)

26th July 2013, London - Video released showcasing a workshop co-organised by Blue Ventures at the IUCN’s 2012 World Conservation Congress in South Korea. The event brought together 16 locally managed marine area (LMMA) representatives from countries including Fiji, Kenya, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, India and Madagascar .

9th July 2013, Placencia, Belize - Along Belize's world heritage site-listed barrier reef, coastal communities are making waves in fight against a rapacious predator.

3rd July 2013, London - A landmark meeting was held at the University of Exeter on 26 June 2013, bringing together eminent academics specialising in the evaluation of complex systems with representatives from the Population-Health-Environment (PHE) community. The aim was to explore some methods that could be used to capture the complexity of integrated PHE programmes.

1st July 2013, Belo sur Mer, Madagascar - Following a reproductive health needs assessment conducted earlier this year, Blue Ventures is launching a community health programme in the Belo sur Mer area, integrating closely with on-going marine conservation initiatives. The programme will initially reach 8,000 people across 10 villages, and represents the first replication of Blue Ventures’ award-winning Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach beyond the Velondriake area. 


21st May 2013, London - Blue Ventures launches a fundraising campaign with the aim of supporting 200 bright young people in Velondriake, southwest Madagascar, to attend school throughout the next academic year. The scholarships programme is an essential part of Blue Ventures' approach to investing in people, building local expertise and nurturing marine conservation from the grassroots.


9th April 2013, Brussels, Belgium - As negotiations on the reform of the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy, or CFP, enter the final and decisive stage, more than 217 civil society groups are calling on EU fisheries ministers to support an end to overfishing and the speedy restoration of fish stocks.