It’s Whaley Exciting

This is not necessarily conservation related, however it is aquatic and we think it’s interesting. Today in the Thames there has been an unexpected visitor – a northern bottle-nosed whale, which is 16-18ft long and is usually found in deep...

/ Jan 20, 2006

Who’s in Power Now?

It is good to see that some politicians are taking the issue of renewable energy seriously. David Cameron and some other members of his shadow cabinet took a “lunchtime challenge” to switch their household electricity supplies to renewable providers online....

/ Jan 18, 2006

Much Anticipated Site News

It’s rainy season here in Andavadoaka, which means impassable roads, no fresh bread, creaking huts and leaking roofs. It also means impressive sunsets, bok bok for breakfast, spectacular lightning and good drinking water. So on balance a good time to...

/ Jan 17, 2006

Fish Glorious Fish

As we mentioned previously we had eminent marine biologists visiting Andavadoaka to conduct some species surveys before Chirstmas. Here are some of the results they found:A total of 386 fish species belonging to 182 genera and 57 families were recorded...

/ Jan 6, 2006

An Overdue Update

Firstly we’d like to say a belated (sorry!) welcome to Expedition 19, who joined the island in time to celebrate Christmas by the ‘eating ceremony’ of Sage and Onion, our ex-resident turkeys. Following this staff and volunteers headed down to...

/ Jan 6, 2006

Christmas with Blue Ventures

On Friday night the Blue Ventures London-based contingent met at the office for the Christmas party, which involved copious amounts of….pizza (kindly donated by Pizza Hut) and general festive tomfoolery. A great time was had by all (we hope)!

/ Dec 22, 2005

RCUK

‘Reef Conservation UK’, the annual meeting of the UK’s coral reef science and conservation community, took place at London Zoo on Saturday 10th December. There was an excellent turnout for the event, with three sessions of stimulating presentations, discussing recent...

/ Dec 16, 2005

We would like to congratulate Tom Hardy and Amelia Curd, our BV scientists, on their recent engagement. It would seem Andavadoaka’s island paradise really is just too romantic! Richard has even bought a new hat.

/ Dec 15, 2005

According to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA), 75 percent of Switzerland’s glaciers will have melted by 2050 as a result of climate change. This will see populations concentrated in the centre of the country with deserts...

/ Dec 7, 2005

News News News

Last week Blue Ventures staff were involved in meetings of all partners in the Andavadoaka project which BV is involved in. Field scientists Tom and Amelia gave presentation on BVs work on Finfish and Octopus monitoring and the ecological monitoring...

/ Dec 6, 2005

Madagascar conquering the world….almost!

The final of the Confederation of African Rugby’s Top 9 competition will be played in Paris at Stade Claude Luboz in the northern Paris suburb of Gennevillers on Saturday afternoon – an historic encounter. You might remember from a previous...

/ Dec 1, 2005

Better Late than Never – an Onsite Field Update

BV played Football against the village on Sunday. Men lost 2:1, Women lost 2:1. We are closing the gap. Victory is within our reach, so watch this space…again! Two bird experts from Bath University visited the site to catalogue the...

/ Nov 30, 2005

Organisations Unite

Several international organisations (United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Foundation, International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN) and Conservation International (CI)) have joined forces with WWF to provide funding for the conservation of Mozambique’s unique marine habitat and wildlife in and...

/ Nov 30, 2005

Montreal climate talks hold key to saving the world’s coral reefs

Blue Ventures has been represented in Canada this week during the writing of the United Nations’ Youth Declaration on Climate Change. Governments from 190 countries are meeting in Montreal, Quebec, for the United Nations Climate Negotiations, which hold the key...

/ Nov 30, 2005

More on the Effects of Climate Change

A report released this week by WWF ahead of a key Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Montreal, Canada, discusses the threats posed by climate change to the world’s marine and freshwater fish species. Entitled ‘Are we...

/ Nov 28, 2005