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Rebuilding Fisheries

20
May

BBC: Timor-Leste: a young nation reviving ancient laws

A new article from BBC travel explores the life of small-scale fishers and coastal communities on Atauro Island, Timor-Leste (also called East Timor). Timor-Leste has some of the most significant marine resources in the world. Local communities are using traditional Timorese resource management laws, known as Tara Bandu, to preserve and protect their ecosystems. Community ...
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
23
Mar

Joining the countdown to net-zero with TEDx and Simon Reeve

2021 is a pivotal year for pushing forward global action on the climate and ecological emergencies. The Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15 or CBD) in May and the COP on Climate Change (CoP 26) in November will see the world’s governments come together to determine political commitments to ...
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 ...
18
Feb

Blog: Building community governance: adapting lessons learned in northwest Madagascar (part 2)

In part two of his story, Zo Andriamahenina shares the experiences of communities in Mahajamba Bay, who are managing their natural marine resources, inspired by learning exchanges with other communities Read the full post: Building community governance: adapting lessons learned in northwest Madagascar (part 2)
3
Dec

Blog: ‘Managing for today and tomorrow’ in Tanzania

A collaborative approach to fisheries management in Zanzibar. Read the full post: Managing for today and tomorrow
26
Nov

Blog: Reducing post-catch losses: small-scale fishers in Mahajamba Bay test out hot smoking to preserve their catch

For communities living in remote fishing villages in northwest Madagascar, hot smoking is providing a lifeline, enabling them to better preserve their fish Read the full post: Reducing post-catch losses: small-scale fishers in Mahajamba Bay test out hot smoking to preserve their catch
20
Oct

Conservation in the time of COVID-19

Learn about the impacts COVID-19 has had on small-scale fishing communities across the coastal tropics, and discover how these communities are showing resilience in the face of the evolving crisis. Coastal communities are beset by a range of complex challenges, including being disproportionately impacted by climate breakdown. The compounding impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have ...
25
Sep

Timor-Leste announces whale-watching standard to grow responsible tourism and protect ocean ecosystems

Timor-Leste’s national marine tourism association is launching a new national programme based on a global standard for whale-watching tour operators, providing enhanced protection for cetaceans in the nation’s biodiverse waters. The new voluntary certification by the Assosiasaun Turizmu Maritima Timor-Leste (ATM-TL) will help to ensure tour operators adopt world-class whale-watching standards to protect the significant ...
10
Sep

Blog: Understanding the struggles of coastal women and men living through the pandemic in Indonesia

Our partner network in Indonesia are speaking with coastal communities whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19 Read the full post: Understanding the struggles of coastal women and men living through the pandemic in Indonesia
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