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24
Mar

Blue Ventures celebrates International Day of Forests 2020

Saturday 21st March marked International Day of Forests 2020, established by the United Nations (UN). As an organisation whose work centres around the natural environment, and with our pioneering Blue Forests programme, we wanted to join in the celebration. We created a short video to showcase the invaluable role that mangrove forests play, as a ...
20
Mar

Safari Doctors and Northern Rangelands Trust release short film about their Pamoja Project in Kenya

In 2019, Blue Ventures supported our partners Safari Doctors and Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) in securing access to a documentary crew willing to produce a short film about their pioneering health-environment work in Lamu County, Kenya. The short film, ‘Pamoja’ – meaning ‘together’ in Swahili – explores Safari Doctors, NRT and Blue Ventures’ current collaborative ...
13
Mar

Blue Ventures joins global campaign to #StopFundingOverfishing

Blue Ventures is one of a tide of organisations that have come together to call on the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to deliver on their commitment to end the subsidies that enable global overfishing, through the international #StopFundingOverfishing campaign. The world’s oceans are under threat from overfishing by fleets of commercial fishing ...
12
Mar

Blue Ventures becomes a 100% AWARE Partner with Project AWARE®

Blue Ventures is now a ‘100% AWARE Partner’ with Project AWARE, a fellow global non-profit organisation which empowers thousands of ocean adventurers around the world to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean. As a 100% AWARE Partner, Blue Ventures is committed to making a donation towards ocean protection on behalf of every ...
25
Feb

Influential development leader appointed as the new Chair of Trustees at Blue Ventures

Megan Elliott, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Marie Stopes International, is taking the helm at Blue Ventures as its new Chair of Trustees, developing the organisation to achieve its goals, make the most of opportunities, and to govern and lead the Board. She joins us at a critical moment in our efforts to ...
14
Feb

Growing places

Learn how embracing the power of partnerships and networks can help an idea go global. In 2003, one successful fishery closure in Madagascar inspired a new approach to catalysing community-led marine conservation. This is the story of how working with local partner organisations and learning networks enabled that approach to reach nearly 500,000 people across ...
13
Feb

Banking on the future: Blue Ventures and Triodos

Blue Ventures is proud to announce its new partnership with Triodos Bank UK. Triodos Bank’s mission is to help create a society that protects and promotes quality of life and human dignity for all. Since 1980, their sustainable financial products have enabled individuals and organisations to use their money in ways that benefit people and ...
4
Feb

New research: Building community resilience to climate change

New research published in the Journal of Disaster Risk Studies examines the community response in the Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA), southwest Madagascar, to cyclone Haruna in 2013, and how this response was strengthened by Blue Ventures’ integrated health-environment approach to community-based marine conservation. The authors describe how a health-environment approach can contribute to ...
11
Nov

New research: A human rights-based approach is vital for removing barriers to engagement in conservation

New research published today in Global Environmental Change highlights the value of a holistic approach to community-based marine conservation – integrating family planning and other health services with livelihood diversification, gender equality and local marine management initiatives. The mixed methods study was conducted in the Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) in coastal southwest Madagascar ...
18
Oct

TED: How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution

Our oceans are in crisis. The effects of overfishing and climate breakdown are pushing marine life, and the communities who rely on fishing for survival, to the brink.   Yet the crisis of overfishing is both unnecessary and entirely reversible. Fisheries are amongst the most productive resources on the planet, and through local marine management, communities ...
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