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Five years in Timor-Leste

Birgit Hermann (country director) and Oldegar ‘Ollie’ Massinga (operations manager) who head up the Blue Ventures team in Timor-Leste, reflect on five years of working with communities to drive locally led marine conservation in the country.


Mapping the future: communities come together to discuss the importance of locally managed marine areas in a post-pandemic Timor-Leste

In February, nine coastal communities from across Timor-Leste came together in Beto-Tasi for the biggest learning exchange ever organised by Blue Ventures in the country.


IUCN: Velondriake, Madagascar’s first LMMA

In a blog for IUCN, Blue Ventures’ Regional Manager for southwest Madagascar, Gilde Tahindraza describes the journey of the Velondriake locally managed marine area.


World Oceans Week event: Where are the small-scale fishers?

Blue Ventures and the ICCA Consortium held a panel session for Too Big Too Ignore’s Small-Scale Fishers Open House as part of World Ocean Week 2021 to address the impacts 30×30 may have on small-scale fishers.


Blog: Science and tradition: expanding Velondriake’s no-take zones through community-led action

Using a traditional fishing technique called ‘jarifa’, the community association in Velondriake, southwest Madagascar, have expanded their marine reserves to safeguard their future


Madagascar’s small-scale fishers take ownership of marine protection through their national language

Small-scale fishers around Madagascar announce a new Malagasy language definition of ‘LMMA’ – a key piece of terminology used to discuss marine protection around the world.


Madagascar’s MIHARI Network begins its journey to legal independence

The MIHARI Network has announced it is undertaking the final steps in formally establishing its legal independence, allowing the network to further it’s representative power as the voice of coastal communities across Madagascar.


New research: Learning from community-led marine conservation in Madagascar

New research published this week draws together lessons from Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area (LMMA), generating valuable insights that can be used by managers around the world.


Blog: Science and tradition: exchanging knowledge to drive marine conservation in Velondriake

Five Vezo community members from Andavadoaka join forces to form the first local diving ecological monitoring team in the Velondriake locally managed marine area


Blue Ventures advocates for holistic conservation at The Ocean Race Summit 2020

On Wednesday 16th September, Jen Chapman joined fellow ocean experts and change-makers at The Ocean Race Summit 2020

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