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.

Suheri – Wild honey hunter, collector and fisher.

Preserving potential non-timber products from mangrove forests to meet daily needs Suheri, also known as Bang Heri, is a fisher from Batu Ampar Village in the Kubu Raya District of West Kalimantan, Indonesia. As well as fishing, Bang Heri is...

/ Aug 25, 2021

Supporting community-led mangrove conservation in Indragiri Hilir

A new chapter for Blue Ventures’ mangrove conservation support in Indonesia

/ Jul 30, 2021

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

/ Jul 7, 2021

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

/ May 7, 2021

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

/ Jan 28, 2021

Voices of the mangroves

Stories from colleagues, friends and community members who dedicate their lives to the mangroves of Madagascar

/ Aug 6, 2020

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

/ Jul 23, 2020

Blue carbon moments

Ismaël Ratefinjanahary reflects on some of the landmark moments in Blue Ventures’ blue carbon journey

/ Sep 19, 2019

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

/ Jul 26, 2019

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.

/ Dec 6, 2018
Christelle and the trainees capturing a colony from a tree

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.

/ Nov 15, 2018

World Mangrove Day across Madagascar

Celebrate the importance of mangroves with the communities and BV teams in Ambanja, Mahajamba, Maintirano and the Velondriake LMMA.

/ Aug 13, 2018
The blue forests team outside Mitsinjo National Park

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.

/ Jul 20, 2018

From trepidation to appreciation: my experience with Madagascar’s mangroves

When I started working with mangroves four years ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into...

/ May 22, 2018