Entries by Roderick Stein-Rostaing

Junior ReefDoctors go Whale Watching!

The whale watching season in the south east of Madagascar runs from the end of June to the start of September every year. Whale watching is a very popular tourist attraction here and around the world. During this year’s season, the Junior ReefDoctors undertook a study programme on whales and completed a quiz as part […]

Junior ReefDoctors Tackle Littering

Story by Dan Guerin Junior ReefDoctors provided an energetic presentation to Ifaty residents this weekend, aiming to address the problems of littering. The event was well attended by the children’s families, village Elders, teachers, fisheries association Fi.Mi.Ha.Ra, villagers and ReefDoctor representatives. A poor and remote area of Madagascar, Ifaty lacks infrastructure for waste collection and […]

1st MPA Day a Huge Success

Story by Dan Guerin On 17th August, the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) committee for Rose Garden and Ankaranjelita hosted a special event to present the great achievements of these successful marine parks in the touristic centre of Mangily. The MPA committee members ReefDoctor, FI.MI.HA.RA; the fisheries association for the Bay of Ranobe and local stakeholders (dive-shops and hoteliers) […]

Seaweed Farmers Celebrate 1st sale

ReefDoctor’s Darwin Initiative funded project see its first sale of seaweed by the farmers from Ifaty village. In the Bay of Ranobe, Southwest Madagascar, fishing is more than just a way of life – it is life. There are few formal employment opportunities, and subsistence fishing allows the people to get by on $0.7 – […]

ReefDoctor Attends 16th Annual Reef Conservation UK Conference

Held on the 7th December at the Zoological society of London ReefDoctor attended the 16th Annual conference for Reef Conservation UK (RCUK) attended by 130 International scientists from a range of organisations and Universities from across the UK. Roderick Stein-Rostaing and Marine Gouezo presented two posters at the conference on our community managed FANO turtle […]