Volunteer Expeditions

8
Aug

Africa Geographic Magazine: 10 Places to Volunteer in Africa

Africa Geographic Magazine has published an article investigating which organisations offering volunteering experiences in Africa are actually promoting good practices by providing wildlife, communities and volunteers with opportunities that will make a significant difference. Experienced volunteer Carolynne Geary writes: "Blue Ventures volunteer expeditions stimulate both conservation initiatives and the coastal economy, demonstrating the far-reaching benefits of ...
3
Aug

Blog: El Niño explained: The global weather phenomenon that contributes to coral bleaching

Our Andavadoaka volunteer Sarah Plant, who has now seen coral bleaching firsthand, shares her knowledge on the role of El Niño in global bleaching events Read the full post: El Niño explained: The global weather phenomenon that contributes to coral bleaching
29
Jul

Blog: Counting for conservation: the Belize National Lionfish Survey

Science Interns Julia Rubin and Anna Simmons recall 3 months spent surveying 50 different reef sites across 5 of Belize’s marine reserves. Read the full post: Counting for conservation: the Belize National Lionfish Survey
26
Jul

Explore: Managing Belize’s Lionfish Invasion

Voracious, venomous, and a prolific breeder to boot, the invasive red lionfish poses a huge threat to coral reefs, fisheries and coastal communities in the Caribbean. Find out how Belize's coastal fishing communities are resisting this invasion by reading our new photo story: Managing Belize's Lionfish Invasion
21
Jul

Scuba Diving: Blue Ventures works to preserve Madagascar reefs

Scuba Diving magazine has published an article about how you can "immerse yourself in protecting marine biodiversity" with Blue Ventures' marine conservation expeditions. "By volunteering with Blue Ventures, you’ll learn the diving and scientific techniques used to collect data that’s vital to the management of some of the world’s most biodiverse hot spots and directly contribute ...
19
Jul

Deeper Blue: Top 10 Specialty Dive Trips

Blue Ventures made it onto Deeper Blue's Top 10 Specialty Dive Trips with our marine conservation expeditions in Madagascar. "In one of the most spectacular ecosystems of the Indian Ocean... research dive participants collect critical marine inventory data, which feed into published reports and scientific papers about the state of Madagascar’s coral reefs” Read the ...
12
Jul

EL PAÍS: El año sabático que multiplicará tus opciones de empleo

Blue Ventures' Managing Director Richard Nimmo, who is also Chair of the Year Out Group,was interviewed by the Spanish newspaper EL PAÍS about the advantages of taking a break in your studies to develop different skills and reflect on analyse your strengths. Read the full Spanish article: El año sabático que multiplicará tus opciones de empleo Find out ...
5
Jul

Blog: The Caribbean Spiny Lobster

From fishery closures to how to measure a carapace, our volunteers found out everything they could ever have wanted about the Caribbean Spiny Lobster! Read the full post: The Caribbean Spiny Lobster: our Belize volunteers learn from an expert
13
Jun

Blog: Corals in crisis

This summer Blue Ventures volunteers and staff in the remote fishing village of Andavadoaka in southwest Madagascar have been enjoying warm waters and calm weather. However, beneath the waves the picture is less idyllic. Where once we dived on reefs that sparkled with the vibrant colours of corals, now we’re finding great expanses of ghostly ...
9
Jun

The Guardian: How to make sure your gap year boosts your future career

Blue Ventures' Managing Director Richard Nimmo was a panellist for a live discussion on The Guardian: How to make sure your gap year boosts your future career. Richard, who is also Chair of the Year Out Group, says: “If you want your work experience to be good quality and worthwhile, you will need to have ...
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