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6
Sep

IUCN Marine News 16 – Living with 30×30

Blue Ventures' position on the 30x30 movement was published in the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Marine News Magazine to coincide with the World Conservation Congress being held in Marseille this week. We believe that the solution starts with accepting that the best way to protect nature is to protect the human rights of those who ...
24
Aug

Living with 30×30

Putting communities first is key to an equitable and just 30x30. Support is growing for 30x30, an ambitious new goal to conserve 30% of the planet by 2030. Large nonprofits and governments all over the world have endorsed it. The G7 group of wealthy nations has backed it. When the parties to the Convention on ...
19
May

Activistas: the voice of fishing communities in Nampula Province

With support from Oikos and Blue Ventures, ‘activistas’, or community outreach workers, are working to improve community-led fisheries management efforts across Mozambique’s Nampula Province Read the full post: Activistas: the voice of fishing communities in Nampula Province
12
Mar

New Research: Exploring the recipe for community resilience to COVID-19

Protected areas and their surrounding communities have experienced severe impacts from the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impacts of existing pressures on nature  − such as overfishing and the climate crisis − have been amplified with the onset of the pandemic, while locally led responses have bolstered community resilience. These are the ...
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 ...
24
Jun

Blog: Being agile in the age of a pandemic

Blue Ventures partner organisations in Indonesia show their ability to adapt to the impacts of COVID-19 and continue to support communities Read the full post: Being agile in the age of a pandemic
10
Jun

Blog: Collaboration and co-design in the Comoros

On the island of Anjouan, three teams from around the world came together to co-design and adapt the Monitor App, a fisheries monitoring platform for fishing communities in the Comoros Read the full post: Collaboration and co-design in the Comoros
2
Jun

Blog: The community perspective: how COVID-19 is impacting the lives of coastal people in Kenya

As the tourism industry grinds to a halt, small-scale fisheries in Kenya are now under even more pressure. Agatha Ogada, Blue Ventures’ Partner Support Technician in Kenya, relays her telephone conversations with community members as they tell the real story of what is happening. Read the full post: The community perspective: how COVID-19 is impacting ...
14
May

Blog: Bridging the mountains and the sea

Women in Fisheries 6: “The sea and the mountains are interconnected, it is an inseparable unity.” An interview with Metty Wasa, Office Manager, Tananua Foundation in Indonesia Read the full post: Bridging the mountains and the sea
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 ...
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