“One thing I’ve learned throughout my life is that if you take chances you can either succeed or work yourself into succeeding”
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.
At the European Coral Reef Symposium in Oxford in December 2017, we shared positive lessons learnt on the benefits that volunteers can bring to marine conservation, using our efforts to address Belize’s lionfish invasion as a case study.
Four delegates from Colombia recently visited Belize to learn about market-based approaches to invasive lionfish control.
35 kids recently visited Blue Venture’s office in Sarteneja to create some marine-themed art and learn about conservation efforts in Belize.
Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle reported on a recent lionfish dinner event, hosted at well known Belize City restaurant, Nerie’s, in partnership with Blue Ventures.
On August 23rd a meeting was held at the San Pedro Lions Den with the goal of educating the public on the impact of lionfish to the marine ecosystem.
Belize Country Coordinator Jennifer Chapman distills her thoughts on why interdisciplinary skills are a must for effective conservation.
Blue Ventures volunteer, Kaesha Freyaldenhoven, provides a descriptive account of an average morning at Bacalar Chico Dive Camp in Belize.
New research reveals important lessons for management of the invasive lionfish in Belize – to prevent biodiversity loss, control efforts should target all sizes of lionfish.