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Sustainable financing mechanisms for Marine Protected Areas in North Devon

This report is a product of the partnership UK Seas of WWF UK and Sky Ocean Rescue. It identifies potential finance mechanisms for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and analyses which of them are fitting for the MPAs of the United Kingdom, and North Devon in particular. Ecological, social and economic factors are included in the analysis, including the protection of sensitive habitats and species, tourism opportunities and carbon sequestration, among others.

Vibrant Oceans: A partnership to rebuild fish populations

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative is the largest philanthropic commitment to internationally reform fisheries management. This effort will help Brazil, Chile and the Philippines sustainably manage their fisheries, enhance food security and strengthen local communities. Vibrant Oceans’ groundbreaking approach to fisheries reform has the potential to be scaled to other parts of the world, and to substantially change the way coastal communities and the fishing industry operate.

Blue Ventures Conservation - Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2015

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.