Outreach

15
Feb

Blog: Villages working together: a cooperative approach to fishery closures in Zanzibar

We recently visited our partner organisation Mwambao, who are assisting communities in Zanzibar to manage fisheries in a way that benefits the many. Read the full post: Villages working together: a cooperative approach to fishery closures in Zanzibar
1
Nov

Blog: LINI – leading the way for community-based octopus fishery management in Indonesia

Claudia and Ratih from our Indonesia team spent the day with partner organisation LINI, who are developing conservation initiatives with coastal Bajo communities. Read the full post: LINI - leading the way for community-based octopus fishery management in Indonesia
10
Oct

Blog: All in the same boat: integrating conservation and health in Kaledupa

A workshop was recently hosted by our partner organisation Forkani with the aim of fostering cross-sector partnerships between health and conservation groups in Kaledupa. Read the full post: All in the same boat: integrating conservation and health in Kaledupa
5
Oct

Scaling and sustaining local marine protection: a new community conservation toolkit

Sharing best practices in locally-led conservation is an essential component of empowering communities in marine protection. A new toolkit produced by Blue Ventures for Madagascar’s locally managed marine area network MIHARI provides practical guidance for communities setting up local marine conservation initiatives. Locally managed marine areas (LMMAs) are marine and coastal areas managed by local ...
4
Oct

Blog: The crocodile’s children: community-led marine management on Ataúro

The community of Ilik-namu have decided to take control of their future and begin managing their marine resources. Read the full post: The crocodile's children: community-led marine management on Ataúro
3
Oct

Sharing common ground at community forum of Indonesian octopus fisheries

Participants from across Indonesia travelled to the island of Kaledupa last month to discuss community-led approaches to improving the sustainability of octopus fisheries. This fishers’ forum, hosted by local organisation Forkani, brought fishermen and women, village leaders, representatives of community based organisations and non governmental organisations to the remote Wakatobi archipelago in southeast Sulawesi to ...
1
Sep

Sharing the success of temporary octopus fishery closures

The community of Andavadoaka in southwest Madagascar celebrated over a decade of successful temporary octopus fishery closures on 22 August, by harvesting over half a tonne of octopus in just one day at the latest closure reopening. Early in the morning, fishermen and fisherwomen set off in their laka, traditional fishing boats, towards the island ...
27
Aug

From Ataúro to Raja Ampat: a homestay exchange

https://vimeo.com/230431952 A new short film released in August 2017 explores the successes and lessons learned from a recent knowledge exchange visit that took fishers from Ataúro in Timor-Leste to Raja Ampat, in Indonesia. We’ve been helping set up a new homestay association on Ataúro where our volunteers spend part of their expedition time. The Raja Ampat Homestay ...
31
Jul

Madagascar PHE Network: Celebrating three years!

Three years ago today, a diverse group of health and environmental actors came together and decided to establish… the Madagascar PHE Network! These actors recognised the value of cross-sector collaboration for increasing access to health services and strengthening community-based natural resource management in Madagascar’s biodiversity hotspots, and wanted to create a platform through which they ...
10
Jul

Thomson Reuters Foundation: The untold cost of cost-effectiveness in family planning

As family planning actors across the world race to increase service uptake against a backdrop of unprecedented funding cuts, providers are being forced to deliver more with less, often prioritising easily accessible urban populations. Yet resourceful mechanisms do exist for reaching isolated and under-served communities. This thought-provoking article by Blue Ventures' Health-Environment Partnerships Manager, Laura Robson, published by the Thomson ...
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