Intervention site in Madagascar benefited from expert’s visit

Earlier this year, the Madagascar intervention site hosted none other than the famous Prof. J. Boone Kauffman, who’s also a member of the Blue Forests Carbon Science Advisory Panel. Boone visited us to help us refine our field protocols and provide advice on how we measure the amount of carbon lost from mangrove sediments following deforestation…

Mangrove deforestation in Madagascar: What are the options?

Original Article from voices.nationalgeographic.com Mangrove deforestation in Madagascar: What are the options?. The last time you heard from us at Blue Ventures, my colleague Garth Cripps was talking about shark fishing on Madagascar’s west coast.  Here Dr. Trevor Jones, our Blue Carbon Science guru, talks about his favorite coastal ecosystem, mangrove forests, and some of the ways…

Madagascar’s Mangrove Carbon Project

Making Moves Towards Madagascar’s First Mangrove Carbon Project   7 December 2012 / Blue Forests Team, Madagascar / Blue Ventures     Madagascar’s 5,600 km coastline includes Africa’s third largest extent of mangroves: an estimated 213,000 hectares! These “blue” forests take and store significant amounts of carbon dioxide and support a diverse and in many cases…

Blue Ventures in Madagascar, Pt. 3

The final episode of our three-volume featured series about Blue Ventures blue carbon activities in Madagascar. ____________________________ A Message from Madagascar’s Largest Mangrove Forest Blue Ventures | Madagascar, Sep 5th, 2012 | by Trevor Jones Greetings from Mahajamba bay, home of Madagascar’s largest mangrove ecosystem. The Blue Ventures Blue Forests team has been stationed here…

Blue Ventures in Madagascar, Pt. 2

Part 2 of our three-volume featured series about Blue Ventures blue carbon activities in Madagascar. ____________________________ Getting bogged down in Northern Madagascar; News from the Blue Carbon Team Blue Ventures | Madagascar, Jun 12th, 2012 | by Trevor Jones  Greetings from Ambanja, in the north-west of Madagascar, where the Blue Venture’s (BV) Blue Forests and…

Blue Ventures in Madagascar, Pt. 1

Part 1 of a three-volume featured series about Blue Ventures blue carbon activities in Madagascar. ____________________________ When the going gets tough? The tough keep surveying: Exploring the mangrove forests of NW Madagascar. Blue Ventures | Madagascar, Mar 6th, 2012 | by Trevor Jones  The Blue Forests and Coastal Communities (BFCC) team is currently in transit…