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17th July 2014, London, UK: Dr Al Harris writes about Blue Ventures' integrated approach to conservation in Tusk Trust's Tusk Talk magazine

Harris, A. - Madagascar Conservation & Development Vol. 6 (Issue 1), pp. 6-14
Published in Conservation reports
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:00

First shark fisheries data sent via smartphone

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September, 2013: First shark data sent by smartphone by Fran Humber is featured on the Save our Seas Foundation's blog. 


Friday, 20 September 2013 13:34

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We are committed to developing new approaches for safeguarding threatened marine biodiversity and the livelihoods of some of the world’s poorest coastal communities. Our strategy focuses on identifying innovative incentive-based models that can be taken to scale by communities and partners worldwide.

By investing in our marine innovation lab, you are making a critical contribution to moving our work to the next level, enabling us to expand our impact by pioneering and driving the adoption of new approaches for locally led marine conservation worldwide. 

As a non-profit social enterprise, we harness your support to develop effective models for catalysing and financing coastal protection. We work to grow - rather than simply spend - your investment in Blue Ventures.

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Join us in driving the adoption of our community based conservation models by making a donation to our field-based innovations across the tropical developing world. By donating to our marine innovation lab you will become part of an exclusive group who are closely involved with our work. You will be invited to informal events and focus groups, updated on our current news and part of BV's future by helping to develop our integrated conservation solutions. 

For UK based donors only: You can also donate to the innovation lab by texting "BLUE20" and the amount you wish to give to 70070 (JustTextGiving by Vodafone), for example, "BLUE20 £20". Both this and BT's MyDonate are free services, which means that every penny you give goes towards supporting our conservation innovations.

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We steer clear of smart offices, and reject the excesses of many large conservation organisations. We keep office and administration costs to a minimum, with staff living and working alongside local community members wherever possible.

As a mission-driven organisation, with an exciting vision for our innovations to benefit 1 million of the world’s poorest coastal people by 2015, we count on strategic and unrestricted investment in order to be able to pursue new opportunities for networking communities and supporting partners to drive adoption of our models.

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Published in Home

13 May 2011, London. Blue Ventures was this week announced as a finalist in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, the prestigious annual international science competition awarding $100,000 to support the development and implementation of whole-system based projects that have significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011 14:23

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We are a social enterprise at our core. We act as an incubator for innovative approaches to incentivising, financing and sustaining marine conservation from the grassroots.

Published in How we work

9 February 2011, Antananarivo, Madagascar.  National workshop brings together community leaders, fisheries managers, marine scientists, fishermen, conservationists and government representatives.

20 January 2011, Washington DC.  Public voting begins today for the Geotourism Challenge 2010, an international competition to find the world’s most innovative and sustainable tourism solutions for coastal destinations.

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