Joanna Hudson

Conservation & Research Assistant

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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Marine Conservation in Madagascar

Abstract

With over 5,500 km of coastline spanning more than 14 degrees of latitude, Madagascar boasts a diversity of marine and coastal habitats that is unrivalled in the Indian Ocean....

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Joanna is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

Sipalay, Philippines

Small islands in Sipalay in Negros Occidental, Philippines (December 2019)

Small Islands and Climate Change

This theme curates information on the impacts of climate change on islands and the many approaches and activities that island inhabitants have done to respond to these impacts.
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Governance, institutions and policy

Advancing new insights into good governance for sustainable development in the face of social and ecological change.
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Nature-based Solutions

Enhancing nature-based solutions to support climate adaptation.
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