Kitty Brayne

All posts by Kitty Brayne

Kitty joined the Blue Ventures team as Country Coordinator for Madagascar in February 2014. After studying natural sciences, focusing on ecology and conservation at Cambridge University, she went on to work on projects engaging people in nature and its conservation. A planned "year out" to get practical conservation experience in the Indian Ocean developed into more than four years working in the Comoros and Madagascar, with the ECDD project in Anjouan and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Madagascar, where she specialised in outreach for community-based conservation projects, while also working on project development and management.

What does kung fu have to do with octopus fishing?

The making of “Tovo the octopus gleaner”, a Vezo film featuring intense kung fu action and a mysterious octopus mermaid designed to spread good fisheries practices!

/ Mar 14, 2017

Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m your protected area

Creating a new protected area takes time. The members of the Velondriake locally managed marine area (LMMA) management association in southwest Madagascar have been patiently biding theirs for a number of long years. The seven-year journey towards formal government recognition...

/ Aug 18, 2015

Making a living from the forests between land and sea

by Kitty Brayne, Country Coordinator, Madagascar  I’m in a fishing village, but I can’t see the sea. Ankazomborona is perched on the edge of a muddy channel separating land from a forbidding forest of twisted mangrove trees, their roots veering...

/ Oct 1, 2014