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20
Oct

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 ...
2
Jun

New homestay toolkit: A community based tourism model that works for people and the planet

Homestays are a community based tourism model that allow visitors the opportunity to experience the daily life of their host family and interact with the lived experience of local communities. This often includes community led tourist activities that offer an authentic insight into local knowledge, culture and customs. We believe homestays can have an impact ...
20
Mar

Madagascar health-environment

A broad human rights-based approach is vital for removing barriers to community engagement in conservation. Discover more in Madagascar health-environment
6
Mar

International Women’s Day 2020

This Sunday 8th March we join the global celebration of women’s achievements around the world and pledge our commitment to taking action for equality. Discover more in International Women's Day 2020 #EACHFOREQUAL  
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 ...
17
Jul

Beyond catch

When communities establish temporary fishery closures, the impacts they experience go far beyond improved catch rates. The process can also build skills, leadership and cohesion within communities, improve relationships with stakeholders, formalise community rights to fishing areas, and increase the involvement and representation of women in fisheries management. Discover more in Beyond catch: the broader ...
19
Dec

2018 – Building relationships for lasting change

In 2018 we’ve witnessed more than ever the potential of partnerships, networks and learning exchanges for building relationships and inspiring locally-led marine protection, so we’ve pulled together some highlights. 2018 – Building relationships for lasting change The accomplishments of this remarkable year were only possible thanks to the support of our friends, partners and thousands of individuals ...
4
Dec

Discover: 15 years

Blue Ventures celebrated its 15 year anniversary this year. Over this time, we have grown from a handful of scientists working with one coastal community in Madagascar, to a flourishing team working across nine countries and impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Read on for the 15 biggest moments in our journey ...
1
Sep

Discover: The Barren Isles archipelago

Blue Ventures is working with the Government of Madagascar to help coastal communities create a locally-managed marine area (LMMA) around the Barren Isles, which will become the country’s largest marine protected area, as well as the Indian Ocean’s largest LMMA. This ambitious conservation initiative aims to safeguard the marine biodiversity underpinning the archipelago’s traditional fisheries by ...
4
Jun

Discover: Blue Forests

Globally, hundreds of millions of coastal people rely on mangrove forests for food security, fuel and livelihoods. The vast majority of these people are living in low-income countries in Asia and West and Central Africa. Mangrove fisheries, particularly high value species such as shrimp and crab, are a lifeline for families and economies, and underpin ...
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