Quarterly updates from our field sites. Research Updates up to Edition 38 are available as PDF Downloads here.
Edition 43 | Autumn 2013
Exchanging octopus for lobster: Azafady visits Velondriake
Blue Ventures partnered with Azafady earlier this year for a community exchange trip; fishers from Sainte Luce in the far south of Madagascar learned about our conservation models, and how octopus kick started conservation in Velondriake.
Edition 42 | Summer 2013
Voyages of discovery: Blue Ventures and the Pitcairn Islands
Richard Nimmo, Managing Director, along with Pew Charitable Trusts, travelled to one of the remote locations on the planet - the Pitcairn Islands, a potential location for the world's largest MPA!
Edition 41 | Spring 2013
Where women rule the mangroves: Empowering conservation in North-West Madagascar
Meet the women who are taking matters into their own hands and replanting the mangrove forest - an unexpected but welcome discovery in northwest Madagascar
Edition 40 | Winter 2012
Openings of conservation success
After six months of being closed, a mangrove reserve is opened for fishing and crab harvesting - the benefits of such conservation measures were plain to see. The villagers of Antanimanimbo were so pleased with the results that they are eager to implement more reserve closures and help both the local mangrove ecosystem and their livelihoods.
Edition 39 | Autumn 2012
Locally-Managed Marine Areas: Towards a global learning network
Blue Ventures and 18 scholarship winners attended the IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea, where we hosted a workshop with Cordio and the LMMA Network. The workshop showcased the emerging Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) movement.