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Blue Ventures

Blue Ventures is an award-winning social enterprise that works with local communities to conserve threatened marine and coastal environments, both protecting biodiversity and alleviating poverty. Our business models include ecotourism, sustainable fisheries management, aquaculture and blue carbon. Our acclaimed conservation programmes work with some of the world's poorest coastal people to develop conservation and poverty alleviation initiatives that protect biodiversity and coastal livelihoods. The results of our work help us to propose new ideas to benefit coastal communities everywhere. We have won awards for our entrepreneurial solutions for sustainable development, including the SEED Award, the 2006 Equator Prize and the 2011 Buckminster Fuller Prize. We've created the largest community-managed marine reserves in the Indian Ocean, and pioneered ambitious research programmes tackling critical issues facing marine biodiversity conservation and resource-dependent coastal communities.

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