In the Media

4
Dec

SSIR: Big enough. Simple enough. Cheap enough.

In his latest piece for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Kevin Starr of the Mulago Foundation walks through a process that can help innovators scale their ideas and have the most impact. Our problems are big. Our resources are finite. The clock is ticking. An incremental, project-by-project approach won’t cut it. We need ideas that ...
4
Nov

Hakai Magazine: Chasing the Far, Far Away Fish

Garth Cripps, an independent photojournalist based in Madagascar, has spent many years documenting the unprecedented environmental changes that coastal people in the tropics are living through, and the impacts these are having on their lives. In this thought-provoking and beautiful photo story, published in Hakai Magazine, Cripps focuses on the migrations of Vezo fishers from ...
1
Nov

Skoll: How a Pioneering Mangrove Conservation Project Could Provide Decades of Income for Madagascar Coastal Communities

Blue Ventures' mangrove technical lead, Leah Glass, was interviewed by the Skoll Foundation about the launch of the world's largest mangrove carbon conservation project – Tahiry Honko. In a remote corner of southwest Madagascar last month, local communities launched the world’s largest mangrove carbon conservation project, sequestering a huge amount of carbon and securing an ...
17
Sep

Conservation Careers: How to find the best opportunity for you

Our marine conservation expeditions have been featured in the latest guide from Conservation Careers on internships and volunteering. Read the guide: Conservation Internships and Volunteering | How to find the best opportunity for you Read more from Conservation Careers with their ultimate guide for conservation job seekers  
6
Aug

BBC News: The Madagascar Farmers Trying to Save Sea Cucumbers

Tommy Trenchard, an award-winning British photojournalist, visited Tampolove, Madagascar, in 2018 to document the work of the local sea cucumber farmers. In much of the Far East, sea cucumbers are a delicacy, fetching a high price for their purported health benefits. In Tampolove, a tiny windswept village of huts and sandy paths squeezed between the ...
1
Aug

Global Health Alliance: From Townsville to Tuvalu

In a recent report from Global Health Alliance Australia covering health and climate change in the Australia and Asia Pacific regions, Blue Ventures' partnership with Marie Stopes Timor-Leste is used as a case study to illustrate effective health-environment integration. The integrated programming – which focused on health, conservation, alternative livelihoods, and empowering women and communities ...
26
Jul

Defra: Protect mangroves and help tackle climate change

The UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and Environment Minister of State Thérèse Coffey marked World Mangrove Day by calling for greater protection for mangroves. At a time when climate change is front and centre in the public’s mind, I have an amazing fact for you: mangroves – the little-known swamp forests ...
1
Jul

Save Our Seas: In conversation with Alasdair Harris

In the 10th issue of the Save Our Seas Magazine, Alasdair Harris is interviewed about Blue Ventures' approach to supporting community-based natural resource management. The real moment that draws us to conservation, says Alasdair Harris, is one of empathy and recognition that this is as much a story about people’s survival, identity and future as it ...
24
Jul

Kinship Conservation Fellows: Sustainable management of fisheries

The Kinship Conservation Fellows programme seeks to catalyse positive and lasting conservation impact by investing in practitioners who are seeking to implement effective and innovative solutions to environmental problems. Kitty Brayne, Blue Ventures' Global Technical Lead for LMMA Programmes, participated in the Fellows programme in 2016, and discusses her experience and learning in an interview ...
3
Jul

Conservation Careers: Ultimate guide for conservation job seekers

Conservation Careers have released a guide covering the "15 key conservation job types to kick-start your career journey". The section titled "Community-based conservation jobs | helping people to be part of the solution" includes quotes and interviews from four different Blue Ventures employees, including our Executive Director Alasdair Harris. People often get into conservation to ...
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