Blue Ventures recently contributed to a USAID film that celebrates the diversity and beauty in the seas of Timor-Leste, and shows the importance of the marine environment in the everyday lives of Timorese people.
Homestays offer a unique cultural experience that is long-remembered by visitors, and that would be impossible to replicate in a hotel or guesthouse.
Jenny House, our Conservation Officer in Timor-Leste, spoke at TEDxDili in July 2017, and now her talk is available to watch online.
Representatives from the Andavadoaka homestay association met with Madagascar’s Ministry of Tourism in Antananarivo to boost their new model for responsible tourism.
Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle reported on a recent lionfish dinner event, hosted at well known Belize City restaurant, Nerie’s, in partnership with Blue Ventures.
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.
Belize Country Coordinator Jennifer Chapman distills her thoughts on why interdisciplinary skills are a must for effective conservation.
Blue Ventures’ Digital Media Assistant Ben Honey recently visited Ankingabe village to find out about the community-led beekeeping and fuelwood plantations.
Lesley Wicks, one of the first volunteers to experience the Homestay programme in Andavadoaka, gives her perspective on the experience, and some useful advice!
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.