Category: Blue Forests
We’re supporting coastal communities to link the conservation of mangrove, seagrass and coastal wetland habitats with international carbon markets and other payments for ecosystem services.
Participatory mud crab monitoring paves way to sustainable mangrove management
The livelihoods of many Indonesian coastal communities, like the Perigi Raja and Sapat communities of Indragiri Hilir Regency of Riau Province, depend on mud crab fisheries to meet their daily needs. The regency has extensive mangrove forests covering up to...
Supporting community-led mangrove conservation in Indragiri Hilir
A new chapter for Blue Ventures’ mangrove conservation support in Indonesia
Guardians of blue carbon
Ahead of International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, hear from a Blue Ventures blue carbon scientist about how communities in Madagascar are working to protect these precious forests – and the climate
When communities get together: protecting the mangroves of Kubu Raya
In this mangrove-dense region of Indonesia where mud crab fishing is the primary livelihood, six communities are working together to conserve the ecosystem
The quest for sustainable charcoal
Meet Ambanja’s fuelwood producers who are preserving northwest Madagascar’s mangrove forests by planting brown salwood trees to sustainably produce charcoal for cooking
Voices of the mangroves
Stories from colleagues, friends and community members who dedicate their lives to the mangroves of Madagascar
Coming together to protect the mangroves of Sembilang, western Indonesia’s largest blue forest
Journey into the dense mangroves of Sembilang National Park where we are working with Yayasan Hutan Biru to protect these magnificent forests
Our ongoing journey: exploring the challenges and lessons learned about community engagement in conservation
Sharing learning on community engagement in conservation in Tsimipaika Bay
Blue carbon moments
Ismaël Ratefinjanahary reflects on some of the landmark moments in Blue Ventures’ blue carbon journey
Emmanuel’s story: fuelwood plantations in Tsimipaika Bay
Wood is an indispensable resource for communities in Madagascar, but forests are disappearing at an alarming rate
Geo for Good: from Ambanja to Sunnyvale
Zo Andriamahenina left northwest Madagascar for Sunnyvale, California, to attend Google’s Geo for Good User Summit and learn more about how Google’s tools can help with natural resource management.
Bees are friendly insects: launching beekeeping in southwest Madagascar
Since joining Blue Ventures, Christelle has successfully captured wild bee colonies and travelled the length of Madagascar to learn more about community-led beekeeping.
World Mangrove Day across Madagascar
Celebrate the importance of mangroves with the communities and BV teams in Ambanja, Mahajamba, Maintirano and the Velondriake LMMA.
Looking at the big picture: a blue forests retreat in Andasibe
Aina Celéstin left the southwest of Madagascar for the first time in his life to attend a training retreat in Andasibe with his colleagues from the blue forests team.