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12
Feb

Blog: Building a united African voice for marine conservation during a global pandemic

Bringing together leaders working on the frontlines of conservation, the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme has been on an unexpected journey Read the full post: Building a united African voice for marine conservation during a global pandemic
30
Nov

Toko telo rewind: Can community-based ecotourism catalyse locally led marine protection?

The last edition of Toko Telo interactive online discussions facilitated by Blue Ventures welcomed experts from across the coastal tropics to discuss how community-based ecotourism can catalyse locally led marine protection. Laura Resti Kalsum of Stay Raja Ampat in Indonesia, Francesca Trotman of Love the Oceans in Mozambique, and Adrian Wells of Seventythree, shared their ...
7
Nov

Madagascar’s small-scale fishers take ownership of marine protection through their national language

Small-scale fishers around Madagascar have announced a new Malagasy language definition of a key piece of terminology used to discuss marine protection around the world.  The new term – which has been formally recognised by the Malagasy Academy, the public institution responsible for the country’s linguistics – has been announced by the MIHARI Network which ...
6
Nov

Madagascar’s MIHARI Network begins its journey to legal independence

MIHARI, the network of Madagascar's locally managed marine areas (LMMAs), has announced it is undertaking the final steps in formally establishing its legal independence. This is a crucial step towards autonomy, allowing the network to further it’s representative power as the voice of coastal communities nationally.   The network’s process to establish its new status is ...
22
Oct

Toko telo rewind: How can experiences from COVID-19 help networks and organisations support fishing communities?

Last week’s Toko Telo interactive online discussion facilitated by Blue Ventures welcomed experts from across the coastal tropics to discuss how experiences from COVID-19 can help networks and organisations support fishing communities. Prisca Ratsimbazafy of the MIHARI Network in Madagascar, Teri Tuxson of the LMMA Network in Fiji, and Jane Muteti and Yvonne Muyia of ...
8
Oct

Blog: Sharing octopus knowledge: it’s fun and it’s virtual!

To mark World Octopus Day, Rayhan shares his story of an octopus data collection workshop with our Indonesian partner, Japesda Read the full post: Sharing octopus knowledge: it’s fun and it’s virtual!
17
Sep

The African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme: creating a new movement for conservation

Blue Ventures is joining forces with conservation leadership specialists, Maliasili, to create a new movement for conservation in the Western Indian Ocean.  The African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme brings together a new generation of marine conservation leaders from the Comoros, Kenya and Tanzania, strengthening their skills, confidence and effectiveness to build the capacity of the ...
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 ...
3
May

MIHARI Network wins prestigious conservation prize

After four years championing the rights and needs of Madagascar’s small-scale fishers, Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy has won the prestigious Whitley Award for local conservation leaders in the Global South. Rakotondrazafy received this award on 1 May 2019, in recognition of her work coordinating the MIHARI Network, Madagascar’s network of locally managed marine areas (LMMAs). Coastal communities ...
17
Jan

Blog: Family planning: a holistic issue

Njaka and Nantenaina travel to Rwanda to find that they're not alone in seeing the links between family planning and environmental conservation. Read the full post: Family planning: a holistic issue
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