In the Media


Skoll: Pioneering Mangrove Conservation Project Providing Decades of Income for 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 ...

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  

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

WCN: Ethical ecotourism is good for conservation

Blue Ventures is included in a list of ethical conservation-focused ecotourism providers in a piece by the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN). The following WCN Conservation Partners and organisations in WCN’s extended network offer ecotourism opportunities: - Blue Ventures hosts a range of marine conservation expeditions and is developing community-based homestays. Read the full piece from WCN: Ethical ...

The World Bank: Meet the innovator battling plastic waste in Timor-Leste

For World Oceans Day 2019, The World Bank released an interview with Blue Ventures' Dive and Science Assistant Jemima Gomes. The focus of the interview was the problem of marine plastic pollution, and the community response on Atauro Island. I come from a fishing family. As a child I helped my father pull in the ...
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