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19
Jan

Blog: A year of self critique and tough decisions

Over the past year, three of our senior staff in Madagascar have been working with the Earth Skills Network to reflect on, and improve, the management of our conservation programmes. Read the full post: A year of self critique and tough decisions
11
Jan

Blog: Tackling childhood illness in Madagascar

As part of a new community-based healthcare initiative from the Ministry of Health, Blue Ventures has been training and supporting women in isolated areas of southwest Madagascar. Read the full post: Tackling childhood illness in Madagascar
4
Jan

Blog: Water between the rocks: A volunteer’s experience of Sarteneja

Before heading off to the gorgeous but isolated Bacalar Chico Dive Camp, Blue Ventures’ Belize volunteers spend some time in the coastal village of Sarteneja for a more immersive experience of the country’s people and culture. This is Tom Smart’s account of his time in Sarteneja as a Blue Ventures volunteer. Read the full post: Water ...
28
Dec

Blog: The Village Outreach Tour: Catalysing conversations with isolated communities

The Blue Ventures outreach team recently competed their second tour of 2016, engaging 32 coastal communities from southwest Madagascar in conversations about sexual and reproductive health, water purification and natural resource management. Read the full post: The Village Outreach Tour: Catalysing conversations with isolated communities
21
Dec

Blog: Christmas in Andavadoaka: A focus on what’s important

Our Field Scientist Catherine Pigeon and our Madagascar volunteers have been talking to villagers and Blue Ventures staff about how Christmas is celebrated in Andavadoaka. Read the full post: Christmas in Andavadoaka: A focus on what’s important
14
Dec

Blog: Training the trainers: building capacity for locally led conservation in Mozambique

In collaboration with partners AMA and CORDIO, and as part of the Our Sea Our Life project, Blue Ventures recently hosted a training workshop for village technicians in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique. Read the full post: Training the trainers: building capacity for locally led conservation in Mozambique
7
Dec

Blog: Amazing Madagascar Part 3: Hungry for Adventure

In this third and final instalment of the Amazing Madagascar series we savour some delicious Malagasy recipes, and help you decide on your next destination. Read the full post: Amazing Madagascar Part 3: Hungry for Adventure
30
Nov

Blog: Learning face to face

A learning exchange brought over twenty partners, fishers and conservationists from five different countries to Madagascar to learn about community-based fisheries management. Read the full post: Learning face to face
23
Nov

Blog: Presenting fisheries data in the Barren Isles: a community engagement visit

The Blue Ventures fisheries team recently visited four new sites in the Barren Isles LMMA to present the results of the fin fish monitoring programme to the fishing communities. Read the full post: Presenting fisheries data in the Barren Isles: a community engagement visit
15
Nov

Blog: Herizo’s mission: supporting community data collectors in Southwest Madagascar

Blue Ventures’ Data Management Assistant, Herizo Rafanomezantsoa, regularly visits villages along the Southwest coast of Madagascar to ensure that the data collectors have everything they need to successfully monitor the octopus fisheries. Read the full post: Herizo’s mission: supporting community data collectors in Southwest Madagascar
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