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6
Apr

Blog: Data first: monitoring octopus fisheries in Indonesia

Abigail Leadbeater and Charlie Gough from the Blue Ventures Monitoring and Evaluation team recently visited our new partners in Sulawesi to support them in their implementation of octopus fisheries monitoring. Read the full post: Data first: monitoring octopus fisheries in Indonesia
30
Mar

Blog: Realising their potential: scholars in profile – Narison

The first blog in a new "Scholars in Profile" series marking the 10 year anniversary of our Education programme supporting youth in the Velondriake area. Read the full post: Realising their potential: scholars in profile - Narison
22
Mar

Blog: Tinan ida iha Timor-Lorosae: A year in Timor-Leste

In January 2016, Sean Clement was arriving in Timor-Leste for the first time, and now he reflects on a remarkable year on Ataúro Island that has laid the foundations for a bright future. Read the full post: Tinan ida iha Timor-Lorosae: A year in Timor-Leste
14
Mar

Blog: What does kung fu have to do with octopus fishing?

The making of “Tovo the octopus gleaner”, a Vezo film featuring intense kung fu action and a mysterious octopus mermaid designed to spread good fisheries practices! Read the full post: What does kung fu have to do with octopus fishing?
8
Mar

Blog: From Banggai cardinalfish to octopus: kickstarting community conservation in Indonesia

LINI, our inspirational new partner, is developing a new catalyst for conservation on Banggai Island, Sulawesi Read the full post: From Banggai cardinalfish to octopus: kickstarting community conservation in Indonesia
1
Mar

Blog: From Ataúro to Raja Ampat: a homestay adventure

Homestays offer a way for coastal communities to diversify and strengthen alternative livelihoods, providing a clear and measurable link between protecting the environment and the economic benefits that tourism can bring. Read the full post: From Ataúro to Raja Ampat: a homestay adventure
22
Feb

Blog: Dingadigana: An alternative livelihood opportunity in Northwest Madagascar

As fisheries face unprecedented pressures, coastal communities are looking for economic opportunities beyond fishing. The villages of Ambiky and Ambolobozo have responded with an innovative and promising new aquaculture project: sea cucumber farming. Read the full post: Dingadigana: An alternative livelihood opportunity in Northwest Madagascar
9
Feb

Blog: Checking the pulse of Washington DC

A conference trip to Washington by Blue Ventures’ Medical Director Vik Mohan provides an insight into how the international development community might respond to the new US administration. Read the full post: Checking the pulse of Washington DC
1
Feb

Blog: Talking octopus: conservation conversations on Darawa Island

Nusi is a charismatic conservationist whose passion for her work is infectious. She is a member of community organisation Forkani who, with Blue Ventures’ support, are working to improve the management of the vital octopus fishery on Darawa Island in the Wakatobi Archipelago, Indonesia. Read the full post: Talking octopus: conservation conversations on Darawa Island
26
Jan

Blog: Learning on the job: Tyrell’s journey to reef conservation

Tyrell Reyes, our Science Coordinator in Belize, tells the story of how his evolving role with Blue Ventures has given him opportunities to contribute to the conservation of his country’s coral reefs. Read the full post: Learning on the job: Tyrell's journey to reef conservation
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