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2012

  • The IUCN's World Conservation Congress
  • From Toliara's Sights to Hong Kong's Bright Lights
  • Diving Deep in Belize
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 39

Autumn 2012 Edition 39

  • BBC2 documentary Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve
  • Representing reproductive rights at Rio+20
  • Let's explore the Comoros
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 38

Summer 2012 Edition 38

  • Ghana-ing Information in West Africa
  • Andao Fa Lera!
  • Support to Neighbouring LMMAs in Southern Madagascar
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 371

Spring 2012 Edition 37

2011

  • Exploring the Barren Isles
  • Radio Feom'Bezo: Integrated conservation messages
  • 'Finding Nemo'... and some Kenyan inspiration as well
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 36

Winter 2011 Edition 36

  • Blue Ventures focuses in girls' education
  • Youth for biodiversity conservation: empowering youth in Madagascar
  • 'Ando fa fera!' Expanding the Velondriake 'Vezo aho' social marketing campaign
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 35

Autumn 2011 Edition 35

  • BV wins Buckminster Fuller Challenge
  • Thousands attend marine turtle festival in Velondriake
  • Sharing dialogue across the Western Indian Ocean
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 34

Summer 2011 Edition 34

  • Coastal communities coping with climate change
  • Velondriake enters protected area network
  • Madagascar's first national workshop on marine turtle conservation
Spring 2011 Edition 33

Spring 2011 Edition 33

2010

  • Community exchanges pave way for new coastal protection
  • PHE spreads the word through FISAbol
  • Effectiveness of crown-of-thorns starfish removal in Malaysia
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 32

Winter 2010 Edition 32

  • Community festivals celebrate coastal conservation
  • Field-based training for partners
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 31

Autumn 2010 Edition 31

  • Protection of the Barren Isles archipelago
  • New Acanthaster Planci research and monitoring
  • In Belize summer loving hits the reef
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 30

Summer 2010 Edition 30

  • Exploring the jewel of the Caribbean: Launch of BV Belize
  • Seaweed aquaculture begins in Velondriake
  • Coral bleaching in Madagascar
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 29

Spring 2010 Edition 29

2009

  • Marine expansion of the Kirindy Mite national park
  • Family planning work expands beyond Velondriake
  • Octopus scoping mission to Rodrigues
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 28

Winter 2009 Edition 28

  • Marine reserves boost village fisheries
  • Womens Association exchange
  • Implants provided by family planning project
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 27

Autumn 2009 Edition 27

  • The Voyage of the Vezo
  • Social research and CBM programmes initiated
  • Velondriake Dina legalised
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 26

Summer 2009 Edition 26

  • Octopus no-take zones re-opened for 2009
  • Velondriake committee takes a stand against destructive fishing practices
  • RARE begin their first Malagasy conservation campaign, headed by Gildas Andriamalala
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 25

Spring 2009 Edition 25

2008

  • Prestigious conservation award presented to Velondriake president
  • Marine turtle conservation efforts receive huge boost with first nesting beach protected by local communities
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 24

Winter 2008 Edition 24

  • World's first certification for MPA professionals includes BV staff member
  • ReCoMap and EU funding to develop sea cucumber farming projects
  • Velondriake model is replicated in Ranobe Bay
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 23

Autumn 2008 Edition 23

  • 11th ICRS showcases IYOR 2008
  • Village exchanges in Madagascar promote knowledge exchange
  • Green turtles hatch in SW Madagascar
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 22

2008 Edition 22

  • Success for the 2008 Coral Reef Scholarship Programme
  • Bermuda Environmental Youth Conference hosts BV keynote speaker
  • Habitat mapping project launched in Madagascar
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 21

2008 Edition 21

  • First hatching of green turtles recorded in southwest Madagascar thanks to Blue Ventures' conservation efforts
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 20

Summer 2008 Edition 20

  • Coral Cay Conservation, Blue Ventures and Project AWARE Foundation form a partnership to promote coral reef conservation during the International Year of the Reef 2008
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 19

2008 Edition 19

  • Pioneering new techniques for marine habitat mapping in the Velondriake protected area network.
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 18

Spring 2008 Edition 18

2007

  • 2008 is the International Year of the Reef: Blue Ventures joins forces with Coral Cay Conservation and the Project Aware Foundation to launch UK campaign to promote coral reef protection
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 17

Winter 2007 Edition 17

  • Velondriake community-run protected area moves forward
  • Survey shows environmental education is key to conservation success
  • New family planning clinic launches in Andavadoaka
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 16

Autumn 2007 Edition 16

  • Andavadoaka wins top United Nations award for biodiversity
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 15

Summer 2007 Edition 15

  • Turtles, MPAs, sharks, ecolodge, and much more
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 14

Spring 2007 Edition 14

2006

  • BV launches shark and whale monitoring programmes to help protect threatened species
  • New study shows that MPAs could hold the key to keeping global fishing industry healthy and profitable
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 13

Autumn 2006 Edition 13

  • 20 villages join forces to create a network of MPAs
  • BV celebrates its 3rd anniversary with an international award, recognising its use of sustainable tourism as a conservation tool
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 12

Summer 2006 Edition 12

  • A busy start to the New Year, with exciting new research projects and positive results from the first national octopus fishery closure
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 11

Spring 2006 Edition 11

2005

  • The end of 2005 saw considerable progress in marine conservation and research activities in Andavadoaka, including expansion and replication of marine reserves
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 10

Autumn 2005 Edition 10

  • Positive results from the reopening of the no-take zone on Nosy Fasy show strong potential for replication
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 9

Summer 2005 Edition 9

  • As the first Nosy Fasy MPA reaches its final stages of closure, Andavadoaka prepares for its reopening with a meeting between the community and project partners
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 8

Spring 2005 Edition 8

2004

  • Summer brings major developments in our research programme, including implementation of the Nosy Fasy MPA – the first step towards sustainable management of Andavadoaka's marine resources
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 7

Winter 2004 Edition 7

  • Our Madagascar research programme is now entering its 12th month of operation in Andavadoaka
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 6

Autumn 2004 Edition 6

  • Megafauna sightings
  • Coral bleaching
  • GPS mapping
  • Traditional Ecological Knowldge (TEK) study
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 5

Summer 2004 Edition 5

  • Our Madagascar research programme is now entering the winter months in Andavadoaka
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 4

2004 Edition 4

  • Blue Ventures is now entering its 7th month of operations in Andavadoaka
Blue Ventures Research Update Edition 3

2004 Edition 3

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