The announcement of new mud crab export permits in Madagascar supports the need to back locally led efforts to conserve mangroves and develop alternative livelihoods.
The community of Tampolove, in collaboration with Blue Ventures and Indian Ocean Trepang, have been developing sea cucumber farms over the last ten years.
Our aquaculture team shared their experiences with community-based sea cucumber farming at a learning exchange in Zanzibar.
Since joining Blue Ventures, Christelle has successfully captured wild bee colonies and travelled the length of Madagascar to learn more about community-led beekeeping.
In an article for the Express, Environment Minister Dr Coffey highlights Blue Ventures’ blue forests programme as a project helping to tackle mangrove loss.
DW has released a short film showcasing our work establishing alternative livelihoods with the Tampolove community in southwest Madagascar.
A learning exchange with Agora Food Studio has led to a greater confidence and engagement in cooking for Ataúro Island’s homestay hosts.
A new short film explores the successes and lessons learned from a recent knowledge exchange that took fishers from Ataúro in Timor-Leste to Raja Ampat, in Indonesia.
DW recently published a piece about the impacts of declining fish stocks and climate change on coastal communities in Madagascar, and the alternative livelihoods that these communities are turning to as fishing becomes unsustainable.
Volunteer Mackenzie Burke came to Ataúro Island for the diving and the marine science, but was blown away by the welcome she received from the local community.