In the Media

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Sep

SEVENSEAS Media: Feature Destination: Bacalar Chico Dive Camp

Belize is the "feature destination" for SEVENSEAS Media in September 2017, and they have shared a Blue Ventures photo story about Bacalar Chico Dive Camp, the base of our Marine Conservation Expeditions in Belize. This photo story was written by Blue Ventures volunteer Emma Muench. Read the SEVENSEAS Media Feature Destination piece: Bacalar Chico Dive ...
30
Aug

The San Pedro Sun: Blue Ventures and Belize Fisheries Department educate islanders on the impact of lionfish on the marine ecosystem

The San Pedro Sun has covered a meeting held on Wednesday the 23rd of August at the San Pedro Lions Den, organised by Blue Ventures and the Belize Fisheries Department (BFD), with the goal of educating the public on the impact of lionfish to the marine ecosystem. Attending the meeting were restaurateurs, tour guides, fishermen, ...
25
Aug

Enterprising Oxford: Alasdair Harris, Founder of Blue Ventures

Dr Alasdair Harris, Blue Ventures' Executive Director, has an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, and was recently interviewed by Enterprising Oxford. In this interview Dr Harris discusses his academic background, his reasons for becoming a social entrepreneur in the environmental sector, and what advice he would give to aspiring young ...
16
Aug

Google Earth: This is Home

On August 16th Google Earth released 22 new homes and cultures to explore in their Voyager story: This is Home. When you opened Google Earth for the very first time, where did you go? For most people there's a common destination: Home. The definition of "home" changes by country, culture and climate. This is Home was introduced ...
25
Jul

DW: Madagascar: No more fish? We’ll farm seaweed instead

DW recently published a piece about the impacts of declining fish stocks and climate change on coastal communities in Madagascar, and the alternative livelihoods that these communities are turning to as fishing becomes unsustainable. In Tampolove, a small village in the south of Madagascar, where people's diet consists mainly of fish and rice, fishers have started farming ...
10
Jul

Thomson Reuters Foundation: The untold cost of cost-effectiveness in family planning

As family planning actors across the world race to increase service uptake against a backdrop of unprecedented funding cuts, providers are being forced to deliver more with less, often prioritising easily accessible urban populations. Yet resourceful mechanisms do exist for reaching isolated and under-served communities. This thought-provoking article by Blue Ventures' Health-Environment Partnerships Manager, Laura Robson, published by the Thomson ...
6
Jul

Phys.org: Deep water corals glow in the dark to survive

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found that corals survive in deep water by making a special type of fluorescent protein that captures blue light and reemits it as orange-red light, which has the potential to penetrate deeper into the coral's tissue and promotes the photosynthetic capacity of the zooxanthellae. These scientists displayed their ...
24
Jun

#ImpactJournalism Day

June 24th 2017 was #ImpactJournalism Day, and Blue Ventures received coverage from several international news sources including i News in the UK, Straits Times in Singapore and Tages Anzeiger in Switzerland. Impact Journalism Day is an international editorial operation that partners with the world’s most important daily newspapers to publish, on the same day in print and digital ...
20
Jun

Devex: Lessons on conservation from ‘the land of eternal mangroves’

Our Research and Learning Manager Steve Rocliffe was recently interviewed by Devex about blue carbon credit schemes, and how they should be taken to scale. Mangroves store up to five times more carbon than other tropical forests, meaning these trees could provide great value on the voluntary carbon market, where businesses, governments, nonprofit organisations and individuals ...
5
Jun

Save Our Seas: Hearts, minds – and stomachs

In the 7th issue of the Save Our Seas Magazine, Alasdair Harris speaks about the importance of living "with and within communities" when it comes to devising models for marine conservation. "Sadly, the prevailing paradigm in conservation today is that our industry is still largely dominated by science and it often pays no more than ...
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