Project News & Field Updates

Launching the Project: The Inception Workshop

October 27, 2015

"The workshop reminded me how interconnected conservation needs to be."

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Project Communication Pledge

October 15, 2015

We largely rely upon the information and stories sent to us by our partners to communicate the progress of the project to wider audiences. As such we have developed a few ‘essential’ guidelines which form Annex 4 of the Project Funding Agreement. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight these guidelines once again: […]

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Our First Half-Yearly Progress Report

July 31, 2015

The GEF DSCP first half yearly report was completed and sent at the end of July 2015. This report was received with compliments by our UNEP Task Manager, Mr Max Zieren. A full copy of the report can be found here:

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Fishing Communities Reap Dividends from Marine Protection

July 04, 2015

A landmark study from the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar highlights compelling economic benefits of locally led fisheries management Marine protection pays. This is the striking conclusion of a recent study evaluating fisheries management efforts by coastal communities in Madagascar. Marine scientists from Blue Ventures Conservation studied octopus landings in the remote southwest of the […]

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Field Update: C3, Madagascar – Summer 2015

July 04, 2015

Background to C3 Madagascar C3 Madagascar has been working in Nosy Hara Marine Park, in northern Madagascar, since 2009, using the dugong as an iconic marine species to benefit wider marine biodiversity conservation and community development within the region. Our efforts have expanded interest in dugongs nationwide across all marine NGOs since coordinating the first […]

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Dugong Conservation in Sri Lanka 2015

July 01, 2015

Dugongs have been killed in Sri Lanka from time to time because there is a market for its flesh. However, as this species is protected by law the trade does not take place in open markets. It is supplied to customers through a special network of operators.

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What Have We Been Doing In Abu Dhabi – Summer 2015

July 01, 2015

Our team was very happy to sense and taste Sri Lanka and to get to know all Partners who showed us on maps the pilot sites and explained us the importance of those places.

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