Volunteer Expeditions

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. Read the full post: An aquaculture adventure: visiting Tampolove’s sea cucumber farms
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. He now helps to conserve Ataúro Island's marine environments as Blue Ventures' Dive and Science Assistant. Read the full post: A fisherman’s journey into deeper seas: scuba diving and conservation in ...
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! Read the full post: Explore Madagascar Overland: sometimes the longer route is better
28
Sep

Blog: Replanting mangrove forest in the Bay of Assassins

Volunteer Amanda Millin recounts her experience of Madagascar’s annual mangrove festival. Read the full post: Replanting mangrove forest in the Bay of Assassins
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. Read the full post: Sea Change: Ataúro’s first female scuba diver lends her voice to marine conservation efforts
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
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