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23
Mar

Joining the countdown to net-zero with TEDx and Simon Reeve

2021 is a pivotal year for pushing forward global action on the climate and ecological emergencies. The Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15 or CBD) in May and the COP on Climate Change (CoP 26) in November will see the world’s governments come together to determine political commitments to ...
12
Mar

New Research: Exploring the recipe for community resilience to COVID-19

Protected areas and their surrounding communities have experienced severe impacts from the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impacts of existing pressures on nature  − such as overfishing and the climate crisis − have been amplified with the onset of the pandemic, while locally led responses have bolstered community resilience. These are the ...
8
Mar

Hooked: International Women’s Day 2021

At this critical time for our planet, recognising the role women play in protecting our oceans has never been more important. Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day in a special edition of Hooked, featuring short films, articles, resources and more. Explore this special edition of Hooked Explore the last edition of Hooked: New ...
19
Feb

Hooked: New opportunities to transform conservation

As we look forward to this year’s global conversations around the climate and ecological emergencies, we see new opportunities providing optimism for our oceans. In the latest edition of our newlook newsletter, Hooked, we demonstrate how the communities we serve are driving this optimism: Don’t miss the latest news on the future of our ocean. ...
1
Feb

New global platform connects small-scale fishers to promote sustainability and improve livelihoods

A new online portal launched this week to promote more sustainable small-scale fisheries. Developed by a global coalition of fisheries organisations, the interactive site connects fishers, fishworkers, communities and allies worldwide to share and learn together.   “The challenges facing small-scale fisheries and those who rely on them are immense. Through the SSF hub, those working ...
14
Dec

Blue Ventures wins Food Planet Prize for scalable solutions to global food insecurity

Blue Ventures is honoured to have been awarded the inaugural Food Planet Prize in recognition of our commitment to addressing food insecurity by rebuilding tropical fisheries.  The Food Planet Prize was established to find, recognise and support initiatives working to help us shift to resilient food systems and achieve food security within this decade. Blue ...
14
Dec

2020 – Our mission has never mattered more

2020 has challenged our team as never before. From Belize to Timor-Leste, the COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through fragile coastal communities. Despite the obstacles, one lesson has become clear: our mission has never mattered more.  We’ve pulled together some highlights, illustrating the resilience of our partners and the communities we serve. 2020 – Our ...
7
Dec

Kokoly: winner of the Red Earth Award at All Living Things Environmental Film Festival

Blue Ventures’ short documentary film, Kokoly, which follows the story of Madame Kokoly, an octopus fisherwoman living on the frontlines of climate and ecological breakdown, has been selected as the winner of the Red Earth Award (Special Jury Mention) at this year’s All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALTEFF). The festival, which this year took ...
2
Dec

Webinar: a portrait of octopus fisheries in Indonesia

In Indonesia, World Fisheries Day was celebrated as a moment to recognise the importance of sustainable fisheries for the future of fishers, coastal communities, and the nation.  Indonesia is among the top 10 global octopus exporters, with an export volume of around 19,000 tons/year and average value of $90 million USD/year. The increasing demand for ...
1
Dec

Safidy and partners mark World AIDS Day with a week of awareness raising events

Blue Ventures’ community health programme, Safidy, marked World AIDS Day by launching an ambitious week-long awareness raising programme with health partners in Madagascar to address the growing threat of HIV to coastal communities. Safidy works with coastal communities in Madagascar to improve their access to vital health services, so that they are in better health ...
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