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14
Jul

Five years in Timor-Leste

Birgit Hermann (country director) and Oldegar ‘Ollie’ Massinga (operations manager) who head up the Blue Ventures team in Timor-Leste, reflect on five years of working with communities to drive locally led marine conservation in the country Read the full post: Five years in Timor-Leste
7
Jul

Guardians of blue carbon

Ahead of International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, hear from a Blue Ventures blue carbon scientist about how communities in Madagascar are working to protect these precious forests – and the climate Read the full post: Guardians of blue carbon
30
Jun

Mapping the future: communities come together to discuss the importance of locally managed marine areas in a post-pandemic Timor-Leste

In February, nine coastal communities from across Timor-Leste came together in Beto-Tasi for the biggest learning exchange ever organised by Blue Ventures in the country. Read the full post: Mapping the future: communities come together to discuss the importance of locally managed marine areas in a post-pandemic Timor-Leste
23
Jun

Going digital: collecting octopus fisheries data through mobile monitoring

Baiq Asmini lives in Arubara, Ende Regency, Indonesia and has been an octopus data collector since 2019. She works with octopus fishers in Arubara to record their catches, enabling them to start understanding more about their octopus fisheries. Read the full post: Going digital: collecting octopus fisheries data through mobile monitoring
18
Jun

Mama Hamisi: an inspiration for women in Kenya’s small-scale fisheries

Once a pastry seller, Mama Hamisi is now an octopus gleaner, seaweed farmer, closure area patroller and community steward in Kibuyuni Read the full post: Mama Hamisi: an inspiration for women in Kenya's small-scale fisheries
11
Jun

Voices from Tsimipaika Bay: local solutions to community management

Fisher voices: Madame Véronique and Franklin Velotody share local solutions to marine conservation and explain why it’s so important for their village Read the full post: Voices from Tsimipaika Bay: local solutions to community management
3
Jun

From Sumatra to Sulawesi: a long journey to meet a fellow fishing community

In Indonesia, our partners are bringing communities together to share their experiences of locally led fisheries management. These exchanges are known as ‘Anjangsana Mitra’. Read the full post: From Sumatra to Sulawesi: a long journey to meet a fellow fishing community
19
May

Activistas: the voice of fishing communities in Nampula Province

With support from Oikos and Blue Ventures, ‘activistas’, or community outreach workers, are working to improve community-led fisheries management efforts across Mozambique’s Nampula Province Read the full post: Activistas: the voice of fishing communities in Nampula Province
11
May

Conservation leadership: nurturing collaboration for the African marine conservation sector

Strengthening relationships in the final week of training for the first cohort of the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme Read the full post: Conservation leadership: nurturing collaboration for the African marine conservation sector
7
May

When communities get together: protecting the mangroves of Kubu Raya

In this mangrove-dense region of Indonesia where mud crab fishing is the primary livelihood, six communities are working together to conserve the ecosystem Read the full post: When communities get together: protecting the mangroves of Kubu Raya
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