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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 ...
18
Mar

SSIR: Why conservation needs a new way to scale

While global efforts to tackle poverty are making progress, conservation isn’t following the same trajectory. The world’s oceans are warming and the abundance of life on earth is dropping at rates unprecedented in human history. Globally, a million plant and animal species are now threatened with extinction putting at risk humanity's life support systems. All ...
17
Mar

Samudra: Their decision, not ours

An article has been published in Samudra, the triannual journal of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), celebrating the achievements of the Darawa community in Indonesia, who successfully reopened their first temporary octopus fishery closure in 2018 and have since taken a community-led approach to managing their octopus fisheries. The Darawa community, located ...
4
Mar

FAO: How sea cucumbers are boosting the bioeconomy in Zanzibar

Blue Ventures has been working in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) with coastal communities in Zanzibar to diversify their fishing and farming activities by providing training and technical support in sea cucumber aquaculture. A new article published by the FAO describes the impact of the sharing learning exchange ...
14
Feb

Growing places

Learn how embracing the power of partnerships and networks can help an idea go global. In 2003, one successful fishery closure in Madagascar inspired a new approach to catalysing community-led marine conservation. This is the story of how working with local partner organisations and learning networks enabled that approach to reach nearly 500,000 people across ...
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
2
Aug

Blog: The Educator

Women in Fisheries 4: an interview with Hani Nusantari of JARI Read the full post: The Educator
17
Jul

Beyond catch

When communities establish temporary fishery closures, the impacts they experience go far beyond improved catch rates. The process can also build skills, leadership and cohesion within communities, improve relationships with stakeholders, formalise community rights to fishing areas, and increase the involvement and representation of women in fisheries management. Discover more in Beyond catch: the broader ...
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