Tag - beyond conservation

31
Oct

Blog: Fisheries management that works for everyone

For three years, Blue Ventures has been working with stakeholders and communities in Tsimipaika Bay, northwest Madagascar, to develop an innovative, integrated and consensual Fisheries Management Plan.

25
Oct

Blog: Using fisheries monitoring as a tool for empowering women in Timor-Leste

Community-based monitoring groups in Timor-Leste are collecting fisheries data and raising women’s voices in discussions about marine resource management.

11
Oct

Blog: The Darawa community celebrates a fisheries management milestone

The first community led temporary octopus fishery closure in Wakatobi was reopened on 2 September with much ceremony and celebration.

3
Oct

Blog: Belioness: empowering women and helping the reef, one lionfish at a time

Mindy Cruz had to stop going to school when she was 12, making it difficult for her to find fulfilling work, but now she is the Chairwoman of Belioness – a group of Belizean women who make jewellery from the fins of the invasive lionfish.

26
Sep

Blog: Opening day in the Barren Isles

Two fishing communities in the Barren Isles archipelago of western Madagascar recently closed part of their octopus fishing grounds for two months. Was the wait worth it? Caroline Holo tells the full story from opening day

12
Sep

Blog: Collaborating for child and maternal health in Ambanja

An information and exchange session in Ambanja, northwest Madagascar, has led to increased collaboration between traditional birth attendants and government health workers

22
Aug

Blog: Mangroves matter! Spreading the word in Sarteneja

Dianeri grew up thinking mangroves were a nuisance, but now she’s teaching the next generation how important they really are

15
Aug

Blog: Progress, experience, and passion: 11 years of supporting community health services in Madagascar

11 years ago today, Blue Ventures made the decision to diversify its approach and support local health service provision.

13
Aug

Blog: World Mangrove Day across Madagascar

Celebrate the importance of mangroves with the communities and BV teams in Ambanja, Mahajamba, Maintirano and the Velondriake LMMA.

26
Jul

Blog: Spider tortoise spotting: monitoring one of Madagascar’s endemic species

Madagascar volunteer Ieva Kazakeviciute recounts her experience monitoring the critically endangered spider tortoise.

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