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8
Mar

Blog: Challenging gender barriers: an interview with Timor-Leste’s first female Divemaster

This International Women’s Day we are celebrating an extraordinary woman. Mima’s story is one of passion, courage and perseverance.

4
Mar

Blog: From global to local, and back again

Birgit Hermann, Country Manager for Blue Ventures in Timor-Leste, shares her experiences of being a Rotary Peace Fellow amongst global peers, and what it means for community conservation impact

26
Feb

Blog: Anjangsana Mitra: learning through community exchanges in North Minahasa

“We all have two hands, so if they can manage their octopus fisheries, we can too”

18
Feb

Blog: Building community governance: adapting lessons learned in northwest Madagascar (part 2)

In part two of his story, Zo Andriamahenina shares the experiences of communities in Mahajamba Bay, who are managing their natural marine resources, inspired by learning exchanges with other communities

12
Feb

Blog: Building a united African voice for marine conservation during a global pandemic

Bringing together leaders working on the frontlines of conservation, the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme has been on an unexpected journey

28
Jan

Blog: The quest for sustainable charcoal

Meet Ambanja’s fuelwood producers who are preserving northwest Madagascar’s mangrove forests by planting brown salwood trees to sustainably produce charcoal for cooking

22
Jan

Blog: From small-scale fishers to ecotourism entrepreneurs

In Timor-Leste, ecotourism is a growing trade and is enabling coastal communities to diversify their livelihoods. In the community of Beto Tasi new families are now opening the doors of their homestay businesses.

13
Jan

Blog: Building community governance: adapting lessons learned in northwest Madagascar (part 1)

After working with the communities of Tsimipaika Bay to successfully secure the management rights of over 6,000 hectares of mangroves, Zo Andriamahenina is replicating and adapting what he learned for his latest mission in Mahajamba Bay

18
Dec

Blog: Staff perspectives: reflecting on 2020 and looking towards a new year for marine conservation

Blue Ventures staff from across the world share their thoughts on 2020 and what’s to come for their teams in 2021

10
Dec

Blog: Pekan Gurita: Celebrating octopus week in West Sumbawa

In October 2020, Blue Ventures’ partner organisation JARI collaborated with communities in Poto Tano Village to celebrate World Octopus Day

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