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Toko telo rewind: Can community-based ecotourism catalyse locally led marine protection?

The last edition of Toko Telo interactive online discussions facilitated by Blue Ventures welcomed experts from across the coastal tropics to discuss how community-based ecotourism can catalyse locally led marine protection. Laura Resti Kalsum of Stay Raja Ampat in Indonesia, Francesca Trotman of Love the Oceans in Mozambique, and Adrian Wells of Seventythree, shared their ...

Blue Ventures is nominated as a finalist for the Food Planet Prize 2020

Blue Ventures’ commitment to addressing food insecurity and restoring biodiversity has been recognised as we are selected as one of nine finalists for this year’s Food Planet Prize. The accolade commends organisations and initiatives that represent some of the many ways we have to address the Food Planet challenge: feeding a growing world population without ...

New research: A new tool for mapping and monitoring mangroves

Blue Ventures have published a new methodology that provides an accessible approach to map and monitor mangroves using satellite imagery and cloud computing. The ground-breaking new methodology has been published in the open access journal Remote Sensing, sharing the blueprint for a new approach to enable conservationists to assess mangroves anywhere on earth.     Mangroves ...

Blue Ventures backs a new UK Climate and Ecological Emergency bill to meet the dual crises of climate breakdown and the destruction of nature

Blue Ventures has joined an alliance of businesses and organisations to throw its support behind ambitious new legislation to respond to the climate and ecological emergency. The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill) has been developed by leading environmental scientists and policy experts and aims to fill the gaps in existing legislation to meet ...

Toko telo rewind: How can experiences from COVID-19 help networks and organisations support fishing communities?

Last week’s Toko Telo interactive online discussion facilitated by Blue Ventures welcomed experts from across the coastal tropics to discuss how experiences from COVID-19 can help networks and organisations support fishing communities. Prisca Ratsimbazafy of the MIHARI Network in Madagascar, Teri Tuxson of the LMMA Network in Fiji, and Jane Muteti and Yvonne Muyia of ...

Kokoly wins Best Short Film at Naturetrack Film Festival 2020

Kokoly, the unique and impactful short film created by Blue Ventures supported by the Sundance Institute and the Skoll Foundation, has won Best Short Film and Best in Category (Short) - Biographies at Naturetrack Film Festival 2020. This year’s festival took place virtually and featured a diverse selection of both short and feature-length films, showcasing ...

Conservation in the time of COVID-19

Learn about the impacts COVID-19 has had on small-scale fishing communities across the coastal tropics, and discover how these communities are showing resilience in the face of the evolving crisis. Coastal communities are beset by a range of complex challenges, including being disproportionately impacted by climate breakdown. The compounding impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have ...

New research: Learning from community-led marine conservation in Madagascar

The last decade has seen a groundswell of community engagement in marine conservation across the Indian Ocean, yet few studies have documented the factors that have enabled effective conservation within these local initiatives. New research published this week draws together lessons from Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area (LMMA), generating valuable insights that can be ...

The MIHARI Network and the Madagascar PHE Network join forces to create leadership opportunities for women in fisheries

Despite their role in the processing and selling of fish, as well as their significant contribution to fishing itself, women are rarely involved in decision making around fisheries management. In order to realise the potential of small-scale fisheries and manage them more sustainably, it is crucial to recognise women's role, and subsequently carve out and ...

Timor-Leste announces whale-watching standard to grow responsible tourism and protect ocean ecosystems

Timor-Leste’s national marine tourism association is launching a new national programme based on a global standard for whale-watching tour operators, providing enhanced protection for cetaceans in the nation’s biodiverse waters. The new voluntary certification by the Assosiasaun Turizmu Maritima Timor-Leste (ATM-TL) will help to ensure tour operators adopt world-class whale-watching standards to protect the significant ...
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