13
Jul

The community of Darawa village begin managing their octopus fishery

On 5 July 2018, Darawa village in Wakatobi held a ceremony at One Mbiha beach to declare their management of a 50 hectare octopus fishing site.

12
Jul

Blog: Breaking stereotypes: the Bulutui community starts to monitor their octopus fishery

A community meeting in the coastal village of Bulutui in Sulawesi inspires the establishment of a catch monitoring system and a move towards sustainable fishing practices.

29
May

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Living with the ocean

The Thomson Reuters Foundation have produced a film about the Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area following their visit to southwest Madagascar in 2018.

9
Jul

Sharing learning across the sea: new Kenyan partners visit Madagascar

Representatives of three organisations from northern Kenya joined Blue Ventures staff and partner communities in southwest Madagascar for a learning exchange on community-based conservation.

8
Jun

New research: The expansion of Madagascar’s protected area network

Between 2003 and 2016, Madagascar’s protected area coverage quadrupled. Such unprecedented growth brought great hope, some notable successes and a host of new challenges for the island’s conservation community.

6
Jun

Blog: Is this thing on?

Lights, camera, action: behind the scenes of Participatory Video training in Madagascar

13
Apr

Blog: A year’s progress for community led conservation in the Comoros

Sarah Freed reviews the highlights of 2017, a year of learning, partnership and preparation.

8
Mar

The Economist: Can conservation save our ocean?

The Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area in southwest Madagascar was featured in a short film from The Economist that debuted on March 8th at their 5th World Ocean Summit.

8
Feb

TEDxDili: Small island, big picture

Jenny House, our Conservation Officer in Timor-Leste, spoke at TEDxDili in July 2017, and now her talk is available to watch online.

17
Jan

Blog: Collaborating to save seagrass: communities in Timor-Leste embrace a new opportunity for conservation

A community-based seagrass monitoring programme has been established to empower the residents of Ataúro Island to protect one of their most vital marine ecosystems.

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