Outreach

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 ...
7
Jun

Blog: Building confidence through communication

Women in Fisheries 3: an interview with Mursiati of FORKANI Read the full post: Building confidence through communication
24
May

Blog: Toudani – inspiring a connection with land, ocean and culture

An interview with Nurmayanti of FORKANI. The second blog in our Women in Fisheries series. Read the full post: Toudani - inspiring a connection with land, ocean and culture
22
May

Blog: Behind the lens: how communities helped craft a global film about locally led marine management

Communities in Comoros, Indonesia and Madagascar filmed the openings of their temporary octopus fishery closures, bringing their own unique perspectives to this marine management approach. Read the full post: Behind the lens: how communities helped craft a global film about locally led marine management
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