Outreach

31
May

Blog: A field trip to remember

Students from Centro Escolar Mexico Junior College visit the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve to get some first-hand experience of marine fieldwork with the Blue Ventures team. Read the full post: A field trip to remember
16
Mar

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Marine Conservation 2.0

"Marine conservation efforts can fail when local fishers lack incentives for embracing them. By prioritising the needs of coastal communities, we stand a chance of mobilising the hundreds of millions of people who work in and around fishing worldwide to support conservation, rather than see it as a threat." The Stanford Social Innovation Review has ...
10
Mar

Madagascar PHE Network: PHE resources launched!

In response to requests for technical support from environmental organisations collaborating with health service providers in isolated and biodiverse areas across Madagascar, we’re delighted to share this comprehensive Population-Health-Environment (PHE) partnerships guide and integrated PHE community outreach tool. Read the full story on the Madagascar PHE Network's website. Download the resources here.
8
Mar

Blog: From Banggai cardinalfish to octopus: kickstarting community conservation in Indonesia

LINI, our inspirational new partner, is developing a new catalyst for conservation on Banggai Island, Sulawesi Read the full post: From Banggai cardinalfish to octopus: kickstarting community conservation in Indonesia
1
Feb

Blog: Talking octopus: conservation conversations on Darawa Island

Nusi is a charismatic conservationist whose passion for her work is infectious. She is a member of community organisation Forkani who, with Blue Ventures’ support, are working to improve the management of the vital octopus fishery on Darawa Island in the Wakatobi Archipelago, Indonesia. Read the full post: Talking octopus: conservation conversations on Darawa Island
14
Dec

Blog: Training the trainers: building capacity for locally led conservation in Mozambique

In collaboration with partners AMA and CORDIO, and as part of the Our Sea Our Life project, Blue Ventures recently hosted a training workshop for village technicians in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique. Read the full post: Training the trainers: building capacity for locally led conservation in Mozambique
25
Nov

Blue Solutions: A platform to build new partnerships

Blue Ventures staff  joined more than 100 other participants in Zanzibar earlier this year for the Blue Solutions Regional Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being in Africa. Three months on, and building in part on relationships established at the Forum, Blue Ventures invited new partners from Zanzibar, Mozambique, Mayotte, Kenya and India to Madagascar ...
11
Nov

Catalysing the use of mobile technology in small-scale fisheries

Mobile technology is empowering small-scale fisheries to take ownership of what’s landed in their boats, and in their pockets. This was the message of the inaugural ICT4Fisheries workshop in Cape Town this week, which brought together 50 participants from 18 countries. A collaboration between Abalobi and Blue Ventures, and supported by the Western Indian Ocean ...
12
Oct

Blog: Testing the waters: exploring the potential for PHE in South East Asia

Our Medical Director, Dr Vik Mohan, recently visited Indonesia and Timor-Leste to see whether coastal communities there would be interested in Blue Ventures’ integrated health and environment approach. Read the full post: Testing the waters: exploring the potential for PHE in South East Asia
6
Sep

Accelerating progress by supporting new partners

Every journey, the cliché goes, begins with a small step. We took our first more than a decade ago, in a remote corner of southwest Madagascar, when we supported the village of Andavadoaka to temporarily close a small reef to octopus fishing to see if this might boost declining catches. This small step soon became ...
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