1. Blue Ventures Conservation - Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2015


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    In this video, the Skoll Foundation visits Alasdair Harris of Blue Ventures in Madagascar, where he is building sustainable coastal communities. This video debuted on the big screen at the 2015 Skoll Awards Ceremony, April 16, 2015, before Alasdair went on stage to receive his award from Skoll Foundation Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll and President and CEO Sally Osberg. Ten years ago, in a coastal village in Madagascar, Alasdair tested an elegantly simple model that put Blue Ventures on the map. He encouraged residents to take charge of their local fishery by cordoning off a small section of their octopus-fishing area for a designated period of time. When the area was re-opened, the community saw huge increases in their catch and incomes. In this video, you'll see one woman's reaction and how this drastically changed her family's life. Building on this success, local communities created Madagascar’s first local committee to manage and conserve marine resources. Since that auspicious start, Blue Ventures has helped replicate this model along thousands of miles of coastline along the Indian Ocean. Beyond managing fisheries, Blue Ventures has integrated family planning and health services into its livelihoods and conservation work, showing the world that protecting the ocean can and should go hand-in-hand with improving lives. http://blueventures.org/ @BlueVentures https://www.facebook.com/blueventures VIDEO CREDITS Director/Cinematographer Gabriel Diamond Editor Matthew Beighley Interviewers Gabriel Diamond Vince O’Hara Narrator Gabriel Diamond Additional Camera Ryan Vickers Daryl Higgins Translator/Fixer Michel Goffstron Associate Producers Vince O’Hara Edwin Ou Music Marmoset Animation and Graphics Kia Simon Executive Producers Phil Collis Sally Osberg Suzana Grego Jude O’Reilley For information on obtaining permission to use these films, email info@skollfoundation.org or call 650-331-1031.

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    • Blue Ventures, marine conservation in Madagascar


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      Filmed in 2007, this was broadcast on the community channel, UK.

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      • Alex Walters Showreel


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        This is my cinematography showreel from projects I filmed over the summer of 2014. It starts by revealing the quiet yet intriguing wildlife on a small stretch of the River Avon just outside Bath, going on to take you on a journey through the vastly varied wildlife and landscapes of Madagascar. In conclusion it focuses down on a story of marine conservation that I filmed in Andavadoka on the south west coast of the island, following a young fisherman called Avy. I hope you enjoy it!

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        • WEBINAR: "Seeing is Believing: Catalyzing Community-led Marine Conservation."


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          Seeing is Believing: Catalyzing Community-led Marine Conservation by Demonstrating the Economic Benefits of Fisheries Management in Madagascar and Belize Join Al Harris of Blue Ventures and Dr. Tom Oliver of the University of Hawai'i in a discussion of the economic benefits of periodic fisheries closures in Madagascar and the impact that these closures have had in catalyzing a groundswell of broader community-based marine conservation efforts throughout the country and further afield.

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          • Réseau Santé-Population-Environnement de Madagascar


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            Le réseau SPE de Madagascar met en relation, inspire et soutient les ONG, les donateurs et les responsables politiques afin de répondre aux défis sociaux et environnementaux de manière complète. Cette vidéo s'agit de quelques remarques de notre réunion inaugurale tenue à Antananarivo en Juillet 2014. Visitez www.spemadagascar.org pour en savoir plus. Séquences par Brian Jones et production par Laura Robson de Blue Ventures. La musique est un remix instrumental de Holocène par Bon Iver.

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            • Community based aquaculture in the western Indian Ocean: Challenges faced and lessons learned


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              A workshop was held in December 2013 to review the status of community-based aquaculture (CBA) in the western Indian Ocean (WIO). In this short film by Brian Jones, participants talk about their CBA experiences, and what the workshop means for the future of CBA in the WIO. The workshop and video were funded by WIOMSA.

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              • LMMA Forum 2012


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                This film (by Brian Jones) gives an overview of the LMMA forum that happened in Andavadoaka in the middle of June. 17 villages from throughout Madagascar came, as well as government officials and representatives from NGOs. There were talks, discussions and workshops all focusing on developing an national LMMA network.

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                • BBC Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve - Madagascar


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                  Clip provided courtesy of the BBC. Simon Reeve visits the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar on this leg of his journey, marvelling at the spectacular coral reefs along the southwest coast. He goes fishing with the Vezo people, and learns about how family planning is enabling them to live more healthily and sustainably alongside their unique marine environment. More information can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00pqbfg and www.blueventures.org/conservation/community-health.html.

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                  • Giving turtles a chance in Madagascar


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                    A conservation drive is bringing hope for the survival of turtles off the west coast of Madagascar.

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                    • Vezo - living with the sea in Velondriake


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                      With marine resources dwindling on the west coast of Madagascar desperate fisherman go to deadly extremes to bring home a lucrative catch.

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