Tag - beyond conservation

14
Mar

Blog: What does kung fu have to do with octopus fishing?

The making of “Tovo the octopus gleaner”, a Vezo film featuring intense kung fu action and a mysterious octopus mermaid designed to spread good fisheries practices!

8
Mar

Blog: From Banggai cardinalfish to octopus: kickstarting community conservation in Indonesia

LINI, our inspirational new partner, is developing a new catalyst for conservation on Banggai Island, Sulawesi

1
Mar

Blog: From Ataúro to Raja Ampat: a homestay adventure

Homestays offer a way for coastal communities to diversify and strengthen alternative livelihoods, providing a clear and measurable link between protecting the environment and the economic benefits that tourism can bring.

22
Feb

Blog: Dingadigana: An alternative livelihood opportunity in Northwest Madagascar

As fisheries face unprecedented pressures, coastal communities like the villages of Ambiky and Ambolobozo are looking for economic opportunities beyond fishing.

9
Feb

Blog: Checking the pulse of Washington DC

A conference trip to Washington by Blue Ventures’ Medical Director Vik Mohan provides an insight into how the international development community might respond to the new US administration.

1
Feb

Blog: Talking octopus: conservation conversations on Darawa Island

Nusi is a member of community organisation Forkani who, with Blue Ventures’ support, are working to improve the management of the vital octopus fishery on Darawa Island in the Wakatobi Archipelago, Indonesia.

26
Jan

Blog: Learning on the job: Tyrell’s journey to reef conservation

Tyrell Reyes, our Science Coordinator in Belize, tells the story of how his evolving role with Blue Ventures has given him opportunities to contribute to the conservation of his country’s coral reefs.

19
Jan

Blog: A year of self critique and tough decisions

Over the past year, three of our senior staff in Madagascar have been working with the Earth Skills Network to reflect on, and improve, the management of our conservation programmes.

11
Jan

Blog: Tackling childhood illness in Madagascar

As part of a new community-based healthcare initiative from the Ministry of Health, Blue Ventures has been training and supporting women in isolated areas of southwest Madagascar.

4
Jan

Blog: Water between the rocks: A volunteer’s experience of Sarteneja

Before heading off to the gorgeous but isolated Bacalar Chico Dive Camp, Blue Ventures’ Belize volunteers spend some time in the coastal village of Sarteneja for a more immersive experience of the country’s people and culture.

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