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Community conservation partners

Our community conservation partners collaborate with us in supporting coastal communities to manage their own resources - developing locally managed marine areas (LMMAs) designed to sustain local fisheries and safeguard marine biodiversity.

University of Toliara's Institute of Fishery and Marine Sciences (IHSM)


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Blue Ventures collaborates with the University of Toliara's Institute of Fishery and Marine Sciences (Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines - IHSM) to conduct marine research, develop conservation strategies and deliver support for locally managed marine areas (LMMAs). The IHSM has played a crucial role in the creation of the Velondriake LMMA, the viral uptake of periodic fishery reserves along Madagascar's southwest coast, and the development of community-based aquaculture farms with private sector partners.

Madagascar Ministry of Environment


MEF
The Madagascar Ministry of Environment (Ministère de l'Environnement et des Forêts) works with Blue Ventures to support the local management of marine resources, including the Velondriake and Barren Isles locally managed marine areas.

Madagascar Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources


MPRH
The Madagascar Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (Ministère de la Pêche et des Ressources Halieutiques - MPRH) works with Blue Ventures to support the local management of marine resources.

MacArthur Foundation


partners macarthur foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has supported the Velondriake locally managed marine area (LMMA) since 2007, and is currently supporting all of our LMMAs in Madagascar in addition to the development of Madagascar's national LMMA network.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)


WCS
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a founding partner of the Velondriake LMMA, and collaborates with Blue Ventures on national and international LMMA networking.

Madagascar National Parks (MNP)


MNP
Blue Ventures is collaborating with the Madagascar National Parks (MNP) service to support community-based marine conservation efforts around the Kirindy-Mitea national park near Belo sur Mer.

WIO-C


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Blue Ventures is a member of the Consortium for the Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO-C), which is a group of international and regional non-governmental and governmental organisations that are active in regional marine and coastal ecosystem management in the Western Indian Ocean. 

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)


WWF
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) partners with Blue Ventures on national and international LMMA networking.

Conservation International


CI
Conservation International (CI) partners with Blue Ventures on national and international LMMA networking.

British Embassy in Madagascar


British Embassy
The British Embassy in Madagascar takes an active interest in Blue Ventures and is supporting our work developing a locally managed marine area in the Barren Isles which, at 4,290 square kilometres, is set to be the largest in the Western Indian Ocean.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


IUCN
Blue Ventures is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

LMMA network


LMMA network
The LMMA network collaborates with Blue Ventures to raise the profile of locally managed marine areas (LMMAs) at a global level. Blue Ventures and the LMMA network worked together to facilitate several events focused on LMMAs at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea, in 2012.

Rare


partners rare
Rare provided training, technical support and financing for two social marketing campaigns in the Velondriake locally managed marine area of southwest Madagascar in 2009-2011.

Dahari


Dahari
We are advising local NGO Dahari on the development of their community-based natural resource management and sustainable livelihood programmes in the Comoros.