Volunteer Expeditions

7
Feb

Blog: International Year of the Reef: why 2018 is the year to get involved!

Coral reefs are facing increasing global threats, but there’s still hope for these vital ecosystems…

3
Jan

Blog: Plastic in the oceans: a volunteer’s perspective

Timor-Leste volunteer Rebecca Loy reflects on what individuals can do about this global problem.

20
Dec

Blog: An eye on the bigger picture: the evolution of our Belize team

Since Davide joined Blue Ventures in November 2014, the Belize team has undergone significant changes to keep community interests at the heart of their work.

13
Dec

Blog: The whales are coming: cetacean surveys around Ataúro Island

Blue Ventures staff and volunteers join Karen Edyvane of the National University of Timor-Leste in her yearly quest to study the pygmy blue whale migration.

3
Dec

New horizons for homestays in Madagascar

Representatives from the Andavadoaka homestay association met with Madagascar’s Ministry of Tourism in Antananarivo to boost their new model for responsible tourism.

16
Nov

Blog: An aquaculture adventure: visiting Tampolove’s sea cucumber farms

A group of Blue Ventures volunteers recently visited the village of Tampolove in southwest Madagascar to learn about the sustainable aquaculture initiatives there.

9
Nov

Blog: A fisherman’s journey into deeper seas: scuba diving and conservation in Timor-Leste

Amos Da Costa’s family has always relied on the sea for their food and livelihood, but he believes they must look to the future.

18
Oct

Blog: Explore Madagascar Overland: sometimes the longer route is better

Our Madagascar volunteers have the opportunity to experience some of the country’s spectacular scenery and iconic wildlife before their expedition even begins!

28
Sep

Blog: Replanting mangrove forest in the Bay of Assassins

Volunteer Amanda Millin recounts her experience of Madagascar’s annual mangrove festival.

20
Sep

Blog: Sea Change: Ataúro’s first female scuba diver lends her voice to marine conservation efforts

Jemima Gomes was the first female scuba diver on Ataúro Island, and she is now advocating for marine conservation in her community.

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