Volunteer Expeditions

4
Apr

Girls That Scuba: Marine Conservation Programmes

Blue Ventures' marine conservation expeditions feature in a blog from the Girls That Scuba community profiling the three best diving experiences within a marine conservation project. Blue Ventures develops community-led conservation projects in areas where local people rely on the ocean for their livelihoods. They provide volunteer programmes in Madagascar, Belize and Timor-Leste that contribute directly ...
23
Mar

Blog: Welcome visitors! Families on Ataúro pioneer the island’s first homestay association

Read the full post: Welcome visitors! Families on Ataúro pioneer the island’s first homestay association
14
Mar

Blog: Taming the lionfish: celebrating the contribution of our volunteers in Belize

At the European Coral Reef Symposium in Oxford in December 2017, we shared positive lessons learnt on the benefits that volunteers can bring to marine conservation, using our efforts to address Belize’s lionfish invasion as a case study. Read the full post: Taming the lionfish: celebrating the contribution of our volunteers in Belize
28
Feb

Blog: A Medical Elective in Madagascar

Hina Morjaria, a medical student at the University of Exeter, spent her elective learning about community health in remote Madagascar as a Blue Ventures volunteer. Read the full post: A Medical Elective in Madagascar
8
Feb

TEDxDili: Small island, big picture

Jenny House, our Conservation Officer in Timor-Leste, spoke at TEDxDili in July 2017, and her talk is now available to watch online. During her talk Jenny shares her experience of living and working on the beautiful Ataúro Island, where she has helped train community members and international volunteers to collect and use data vital to ...
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... Read the full post: International Year of the Reef: why 2018 is the year to get involved!
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. Read the full post: Plastic in the oceans: a volunteer’s perspective
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. Read the full post: An eye on the bigger picture: the evolution of our Belize team
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. Read the full post: The whales are coming: cetacean surveys around Ataúro Island
3
Dec

New horizons for homestays in Madagascar

Members of Hébergement Vezo, the homestay association of the remote village of Andavadoaka in southwest Madagascar, have proven their determination and drive from the very start of their ecotourism venture just under one year ago. Welcoming their first Blue Ventures volunteers into their homes informally in December 2016, and as part of an official programme ...
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