10
Aug

Blog: Belioness: 15 women, seven communities, four languages, one vision

The Belioness lionfish jewelry group gather from across Belize to develop a shared vision for their social enterprise; United women, empowered communities, and a healthy, beautiful reef. Read the full post: Belioness: 15 women, seven communities, four languages, one vision
23
Jun

New Research: Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs

Researchers have discovered a handful of ‘bright spots’ among the world’s embattled coral reefs, offering the promise of a radical new approach to conservation. In one of the largest global studies of its kind, researchers conducted over 6,000 reef surveys in 46 countries across the globe, including studies carried out by Blue Ventures in Madagascar. ...
20
Jun

Blog: Freediving fishers on a mission to map Barren Isles seagrass beds

Participatory mapping reaps dividends in the largest locally led marine protected area in the Western Indian Ocean. Read the full post: Freediving fishers on a mission to map Barren Isles seagrass beds
8
Jun

New research: Fishing on the edge

Soaring global demand for seafood is driving a perilous sea migration in one of the world’s last nomadic seafaring cultures At a time when global concerns over the economic impacts of human migration from conflict in north Africa and the middle east dominate news headlines worldwide, other drivers of migration receive conspicuously less attention. Such ...
2
Jun

Crossing the ocean for marine conservation (again!)

In August 2015 octopus fishers from Mexico travelled to Madagascar as the first leg of a community exchange. This month Malagasy fishers made the return journey to learn more about the Mexican experience of sustainable fisheries management. At sunrise one morning earlier this month, Joseph Rabesolo set off from his home to go fishing. Usually ...
13
May

Blog: Talking Tara Bandu – A bold new model for community conservation in Timor-Leste

Blue Ventures' staff and volunteers travelled to Adara on the west coast of Atauro Island to witness the creation of a new Locally Managed Marine Area - a marine milestone for locally led conservation in the Coral Triangle Read the full post: Talking Tara Bandu: A bold new model for community conservation in Timor-Leste
4
May

Blog: Elections bring new leaders and energy into the committee governing Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area

Elections bring new leaders and energy into the committee governing Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area Read the full post: Elections bring new leaders and energy into the committee governing Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area
8
Apr

New research: Community-based monitoring helps to protect one of the remaining hotspots of marine turtle nesting in Madagascar

A new study highlights the decrease in marine turtle nesting in Madagascar, and the role that community-based monitoring could play in monitoring and protecting remaining nesting sites. Madagascar is an important foraging ground for marine turtles in the Western Indian Ocean, yet the status of the country’s nesting aggregations remains poorly documented. A new study, ...
7
Apr

Working together to rebuild tropical fisheries

Building a global cooperation to inspire community-led marine conservation Blue Ventures has today committed to a collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature, one of the world’s best-known conservation organisations. This strategic relationship aims to both strengthen global awareness of the challenges facing tropical small-scale fisheries worldwide, and accelerate the uptake of incentive-based approaches ...
23
Mar

Blog: Velondriake villages stake their claim to mangrove conservation

This week sees both International Forests Day and World Water Day - what better way to explore the intertwined nature of the two than celebrating mangroves - incredible areas where the forest meets the sea. This year we’re reflecting on the progress made by communities in the Bay of Assassins, Madagascar, who are leading the way ...
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