All posts by Garth Cripps

Garth has a strong interest in using photography to tell the human story behind conservation. He also supports Blue Ventures’ blue forests work, leveraging the enormous value of mangrove forests – from supporting fisheries to sequestering carbon dioxide – to protect these extraordinary ecosystems.

Saving Mozambique’s dugongs

by Dr Garth Cripps, Senior Conservation Scientist & Forest Carbon Finance Specialist, Madagascar Walking down the lively streets of Vilanculos and Inhassoro in Mozambique it is difficult to believe that in the early 90’s these were dead towns. The streets, shops and...

/ Feb 19, 2013

Beach seining and how it damages the marine environment

Photos by Garth Cripps (© Blue Ventures 2012) Beach seine fishing is one of the most destructive fishing gears practiced in many areas of the tropical indo-Pacific.  For the past five years Blue Ventures has been working closely with Rare...

/ Jan 18, 2013

A gift from the ancestors

by Dr Garth Cripps, Senior Conservation Scientist, Madagascar Portuguese sailors first noted the extensive coral reefs and rocky shoals of the Barren Isles on their charts at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Five hundred years later, the marine diversity...

/ Dec 5, 2011