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Ngaio Bowthorpe
New research published this week has shown that community-led marine conservation can increase the size of fish populations − a critical objective for conservationists working to protect coral reefs. The study, published this week in the journal Ocean and Coastal Management, analysed data collected from five community-managed reserves (areas permanently protected from fishing) within the Velondriake Locally...
This article was first published as a commentary on Mongabay on April 22nd 2020, written by Blue Ventures’ Executive Director, Dr Alasdair Harris. Blue Ventures is an NGO that develops community-led approaches to marine conservation that benefit communities and the environment. Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable communities in the Global South go far beyond...
While global efforts to tackle poverty are making progress, conservation isn’t following the same trajectory. The world’s oceans are warming and the abundance of life on earth is dropping at rates unprecedented in human history. Globally, a million plant and animal species are now threatened with extinction putting at risk humanity’s life support systems. All...
Blue Ventures is an NGO that develops community-led approaches to marine conservation that benefit communities and the environment. Five years ago, the organisation helped launch Madagascar’s PHE Network – bringing together partners in the field of health and conservation in response to the interconnected challenges of poor community health and environmental degradation. This growing network...