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How to save oceans with contraceptives

April 22, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

How to save oceans with contraceptives 

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OXFORD, England, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In Velondriake, a remote fishing community in southwestern Madagascar, a quiet revolution is under way that takes marine conservation beyond saving the environment to improving economic opportunities and offering health services.

The driving force behind this is Blue Ventures, a UK-based marine conservation charity, which works with Madagascar’s semi-nomadic Vezo communities to create sustainable fisheries by giving local people responsibility for managing them.

Blue Ventures co-founder Alasdair Harris said that when he saw the rapid decline of the area’s marine environment through over-fishing and climate change it became clear that his efforts had to focus on people as much as on saving endangered species.

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