It’s All in the Bilo

On Wednesday 19th October Blue Ventures staff and volunteers took zebu carts on a 1 to 2 hour journey inland to the Maskoru village of Ankilimelinike where they particitpated in a Bilo ceremony. This was the penultimate day of a...

/ Oct 26, 2005

More Marine Action Plans

Following the blog about EU marine conservation strategy, we now have information about UN based strategy International scientists are making plans to create a network of marine parks in order to save the world’s oceans from fish stock depletion. This...

/ Oct 26, 2005

Strategy That Could Effect Us All

As dedicated marine conservationists, we always have our eyes peeled for a good and informative site. This is a goody that we’ve found about marine environmental strategy to be implimented to protect all EU marine waters. The strategy is different...

/ Oct 25, 2005

Camping Trip

Expedition members went on a camping trip to the Northern beaches where they enjoyed a joint celebration of 4 different expedition birthdays – Amelia, Charlie, Bex and Tracy. A great night was had by all, with a demonstration of wilderness...

/ Oct 19, 2005

Continuing Education

A record number of children attended the English teaching class last Wednesday – 66 pupils were in the beginners class where they werer taught how to say the time in English (first they had to be taught how to tell...

/ Oct 19, 2005

Life’s a Beach

On Saturday 15th with Blue Ventures staff and volunteers carried out a beach clean up of Andavadoaka beach. The event started at 3pm with the digging of a new burn pit in the north of the village. The site for...

/ Oct 19, 2005

That’ll Teach ‘Em

Continuing with local education, two volunteers have been helping out with French and Maths lessons in the Catholic Mission school.

/ Oct 13, 2005

It’s in Their Hands

A team from Blue Ventures and Wildlife Conservation Society have travelled to Nosy Ve to talk to the inhabitants about the idea of creating an octopus reserve and update them on recent decisions in Lamboara and Andavadoaka. It is greatly...

/ Oct 13, 2005

It Was This Big

Catch monitoring continues in Andavadoaka.

/ Oct 12, 2005

It’s Just Not Cricket!

Blue Ventures staff and volunteers were out in force on Sunday 9th October as they donned their ‘football boots’ for Blue Ventures versus Veso male and female football matches. The matches were a village event and a large crowd gathered...

/ Oct 12, 2005

Clean up your act

Plans are currently underway for a beach clean up following the success of the last one in June, 2005.

/ Oct 12, 2005

Research This!

The Blue Ventures have been tirelessly working towards producing the new Research Update to present the findings from the re-opening of the Nosy Fasy no-take zone. We are pleased to announce that it is finished.

/ Oct 11, 2005

As an aside:

Friends of ours have recently set up the following website, so that you can find out which bank is the bestest. Have a look!

/ Oct 10, 2005

Here’s a great new website we’ve been using recently It allows you to get a comprehensive view of what there is to offer in the fantastic country that is Madagascar. Check it out and maybe it’ll persuade you, if...

/ Oct 10, 2005

It’s fin-ished!

Another big step has been taken in the fight for protection of sharks. The North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) has recently placed a ban on shark finning. This will apply with immediate effect to all ground fish and shrimp trawl...

/ Oct 10, 2005