Volunteer Expeditions

25
Jan

Explore: Conservation Ecotourism

Since 2003, Blue Ventures has built a globally acclaimed conservation ecotourism model, which is both simple and effective: our volunteer expeditions generate secure and sustainable seed funding to allow our conservation teams to explore and develop initiatives in new regions and countries. The longevity of our presence alongside local partners builds strong relations, trust, credibility, ...
9
Jan

Building capacity with the Belize Defence Force

Blue Ventures has worked in Belize since 2010 and as well as our conservation, research and volunteer activities we work closely with Belizean Government departments and community-based organisations. Through these partnerships, we offer capacity building for SCUBA diving and marine monitoring, and in November we hosted two personnel from the Belize Defence Force as well ...
17
Dec

Blog: Celebrating the mission that unites us

Eighty-four members of our team from all of Blue Ventures’ offices and field programmes in Madagascar attended, along with representatives from our London office and our newest colleague from our evolving partnership project in Comoros met in Andavadoaka, Madagascar for our sixth annual conference. Alongside three days of discussions and workshops to define the collective ...
10
Dec

Catalysing marine conservation in the coral triangle

Blue Ventures is embarking on a new programme in Timor-Leste, working with coastal communities, government agencies, and conservation partners to develop community-led marine conservation in the crucible of marine biodiversity. At the crossroads of Asia and the Pacific lies Asia’s newest country, a remote and mountainous island whose name translates as ‘East of East’. Fringed with ...
17
Oct

Promoting conservation tourism in China

At the end of October, Blue Ventures staff visited the tropical island of Hainan in southern China to promote our award-winning conservation tourism expeditions and to cement our partnership with new conservation organisation ChinaBlue. During the week-long mission, our staff introduced our globally acclaimed expeditions and conservation programmes in Madagascar and Belize at a conference, a ...
2
Oct

Blue Ventures winner of Outstanding Volunteer Project at Global Youth Travel Awards

Blue Ventures Expeditions was a winner at the Global Youth Travel Awards receiving the award for the “Outstanding Volunteer Project” for our Belize Lionfish expedition. The Global Youth Travel Awards celebrate the outstanding performers within the youth, student and educational travel industry and act as a benchmark for excellence within this fast-growing sector. The Outstanding Volunteer Project ...
10
Sep

The Guardian: Using a gap year to boost your career

Want to make the most of your year away? Our Managing Director Richard Nimmo features in this live chat session on the Guardian website covering the advantages for your cv from taking a structured gap year volunteering overseas with organisations like Blue Ventures.
9
Apr

Unique dive trip named as one of National Geographic’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2015

A unique dive trip to Belize has been named as one of National Geographic’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2015; an accolade reserved for the most authentic, innovative, immersive and sustainable tours on the planet. Run by marine conservation organisation Blue Ventures, the expedition offers travellers the opportunity to improve their scuba diving skills and learn ...
3
Apr

The Independent: Where to go diving…

Our expeditions are featured in the article "Where to go diving, from Sharm el-Sheikh to Sri Lanka" in the Independent this week. They say: Broaden your knowledge To find out more about the aquatic environment you're exploring, join an expedition. The award-winning marine conservation operation Blue Ventures (020 7697 8598;blueventures.org) offers training in species identification and scientific ...
23
Feb

RTVE: Sustainable tourism supporting marine conservation

Blue Ventures was featured on Spain's RTVE channel where Antonella Broglia, a Social Innovation Expert, explains how our volunteer expeditions are an excellent example of sustainable tourism supporting marine conservation. You can watch the show here: Para Todos La 2 - Innovación - Proteger el ecosistema marino.
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