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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 the first edition of Hooked Sign up for regular updates Photo: Garth Cripps

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 ...

Madagascar’s small-scale fishers take ownership of marine protection through their national language

Small-scale fishers around Madagascar have announced a new Malagasy language definition of a key piece of terminology used to discuss marine protection around the world.  The new term – which has been formally recognised by the Malagasy Academy, the public institution responsible for the country’s linguistics – has been announced by the MIHARI Network which ...

Madagascar’s MIHARI Network begins its journey to legal independence

MIHARI, the network of Madagascar's locally managed marine areas (LMMAs), has announced it is undertaking the final steps in formally establishing its legal independence. This is a crucial step towards autonomy, allowing the network to further it’s representative power as the voice of coastal communities nationally.   The network’s process to establish its new status is ...

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 ...
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