Blue Ventures is a science-led social enterprise that works with coastal communities to develop transformative approaches for nurturing and sustaining locally led marine conservation.
We work in places where the ocean is vital to local people, cultures and economies, and where there is a fundamental need to support human development.
Over the last decade our models have guided national fisheries policy and been replicated by communities, NGOs, businesses, donors and government agencies along thousands of kilometres of coastline.
We have created the largest locally managed marine protected areas in the Indian Ocean, catalysed a sea change in community-led fisheries management, established sustainable aquaculture and ecotourism businesses, and developed new approaches to financing and incentivising marine conservation.
Once we have developed a model that works, we support communities to share their experiences and encourage adoption by others. The results of our work help us to propose new ways of safeguarding marine biodiversity and traditional livelihoods that benefit coastal people everywhere.
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Last Updated: 20 July 2016