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11
May

Madagascar health-environment network launches cross-sector COVID-19 resources

In 2019, the Madagascar Population-Health-Environment (PHE) Network celebrated five years of advancing health-environment work in some of the country’s most isolated, under-served and biodiverse zones. In 2020, it is facing potentially the greatest challenge yet – the global COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst network member organisations including Blue Ventures have effectively responded to infectious disease outbreaks in ...
23
Apr

Mongabay: COVID underscores the urgency of holistic community-based approaches to conservation

This article was first published as a commentary on Mongabay on April 22nd 2020 Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable communities in the Global South go far beyond the looming public health emergency.  The broader economic and environmental ramifications are of profound importance to biodiversity conservation. How the conservation movement responds will determine our relevance ...
20
Mar

Safari Doctors and Northern Rangelands Trust release short film about their Pamoja Project in Kenya

In 2019, Blue Ventures supported our partners Safari Doctors and Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) in securing access to a documentary crew willing to produce a short film about their pioneering health-environment work in Lamu County, Kenya. The short film, ‘Pamoja’ – meaning ‘together’ in Swahili – explores Safari Doctors, NRT and Blue Ventures’ current collaborative ...
6
Mar

Rapid Transition Alliance: Educating girls is more effective in the climate emergency than many green technologies

In a recently published article by Rapid Transition Alliance, education for girls has been denoted as a “powerful catalyst for rapid change” in tackling the climate emergency. Despite being disproportionately affected by climate shock, it has been highlighted that it is women and girls who could unlock some of the most effective solutions – if ...
11
Nov

New research: A human rights-based approach is vital for removing barriers to engagement in conservation

New research published today in Global Environmental Change highlights the value of a holistic approach to community-based marine conservation – integrating family planning and other health services with livelihood diversification, gender equality and local marine management initiatives. The mixed methods study was conducted in the Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) in coastal southwest Madagascar ...
11
Nov

Blog: Curiosity, discomfort, new understanding: an insider’s account of our latest health-environment research

How did it feel when we placed our integrated health-environment programmes under scrutiny? Read the full post: Curiosity, discomfort, new understanding: an insider’s account of our latest health-environment research
6
Nov

Blog: Different contexts, shared approach

A learning exchange in West Kalimantan focused on the value of integrated approaches to conservation Read the full post: Different contexts, shared approach
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 ...
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 ...
11
Jul

Blog: Beyond population: reaffirming our rights-led approach to marine conservation

On World Population Day, Blue Ventures joins 150 leading conservation and health organisations to pledge support for a taboo-busting campaign called Thriving Together Read the full post: Beyond population: reaffirming our rights-led approach to marine conservation
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