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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 ...
1
Dec

WaterBear Network: the world’s first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of the planet

From today, audiences will have free access to a plethora of award-winning films and documentaries about the natural world and our relationship with the planet, empowering them to learn more and take action.  The WaterBear Network is a free Netflix-style streaming platform that brings together the very best in natural history storytelling, covering topics from ...
30
Nov

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 ...
27
Nov

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 ...
24
Nov

Hooked: Reflecting on World Fisheries Day

In the first edition of our new-look newsletter, Hooked, we celebrate World Fisheries Day, recognising the contribution of small-scale fishers to marine conservation efforts around the world and exploring stories from the communities and partners we work with across the coastal tropics. Explore Hooked Photo: Garth Cripps
20
Nov

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 ...
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