Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation, dedicated to working with local communities to conserve threatened marine environments.
Our highly acclaimed conservation programmes work with some of the world’s poorest coastal communities to develop conservation and alternative income initiatives to protect biodiversity and coastal livelihoods. The results of our work help us to propose new ideas to benefit coastal communities everywhere.
In recent years Blue Ventures has won widespread international acclaim for its innovate approaches to addressing the challenges faced by coastal communities. Its recent accolades include the United Nations' Equator Prize and SEED Award, two of the most prestigious global awards for biodiversity conservation.
Amongst other achievements Blue Ventures has created the largest community-managed marine reserve in the Indian Ocean - Velondriake - and pioneered ambitious research programmes tackling critical issues facing marine biodiversity and indigenous coastal communities.
Blue Ventures’ programme portfolio encompasses marine and fisheries research, sustainable aquaculture, family planning, environmental education and capacity building, fisheries management and protected area development.