Volunteer Expeditions

15
Sep

Blog: A unique opportunity to experience community-based fisheries management

Madagascar volunteer Jessie Skedd shares her insight after witnessing the opening of octopus fishing grounds following a period of temporary closure. Read the full post: A unique opportunity to experience community-based fisheries management
1
Sep

SEVENSEAS Media: Feature Destination: Bacalar Chico Dive Camp

Belize is the "feature destination" for SEVENSEAS Media in September 2017, and they have shared a Blue Ventures photo story about Bacalar Chico Dive Camp, the base of our Marine Conservation Expeditions in Belize. This photo story was written by Blue Ventures volunteer Emma Muench. Read the SEVENSEAS Media Feature Destination piece: Bacalar Chico Dive ...
31
Aug

Blog: Having a whale of a time in Timor-Leste

Volunteer Harrison Root describes his two favourite mornings from his marine conservation expedition on Ataúro Island. Read the full post: Having a whale of a time in Timor-Leste
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 ...
28
Jun

Blog: A morning of sand, salt and science

Blue Ventures volunteer, Kaesha Freyaldenhoven, provides a descriptive account of an average morning at Bacalar Chico Dive Camp in Belize. Read the full post: A morning of sand, salt and science
21
Jun

Blog: A warm welcome in Ataúro

Volunteer Mackenzie Burke came to Ataúro Island for the diving and the marine science, but was blown away by the welcome she received from the local community. Read the full post: A warm welcome in Ataúro
24
May

Blog: A transformational experience

Belize volunteer Jane Stephens describes her expedition experience and how she overcame her scuba diving nerves at Bacalar Chico Dive Camp. Read the full post: A transformational experience
17
May

Blog: Diving into Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste volunteer Fiona Westheim describes a coral identification dive from her marine conservation expedition. Read the full post: Diving into Timor-Leste
20
Apr

Blog: Homestays in Andavadoaka: a unique opportunity

Lesley Wicks, one of the first volunteers to experience the Homestay programme in Andavadoaka, gives her perspective on the experience, and some useful advice! Read the full post: Homestays in Andavadoaka: a unique opportunity
22
Mar

Blog: Tinan ida iha Timor-Lorosae: A year in Timor-Leste

In January 2016, Sean Clement was arriving in Timor-Leste for the first time, and now he reflects on a remarkable year on Ataúro Island that has laid the foundations for a bright future. Read the full post: Tinan ida iha Timor-Lorosae: A year in Timor-Leste
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