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.
Five Vezo community members from Andavadoaka join forces to form the first local diving ecological monitoring team in the Velondriake locally managed marine area
Timor-Leste’s national marine tourism association is launching a new national programme based on a global standard for whale-watching tour operators, providing enhanced protection for cetaceans in the nation’s biodiverse waters.
Madagascar volunteer Ieva Kazakeviciute recounts her experience monitoring the critically endangered spider tortoise.
A community meeting in the coastal village of Bulutui in Sulawesi inspires the establishment of a catch monitoring system and a move towards sustainable fishing practices.
When I started working with mangroves four years ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into…
Abigail Leadbeater and Charlie Gough from the Blue Ventures Monitoring and Evaluation team recently visited our new partners in Sulawesi to support them in their implementation of octopus fisheries monitoring.
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.
Blue Ventures staff and volunteers have been monitoring the third global bleaching event in southwest Madagascar
Over-fishing threatens not only the survival of shark species, but also impoverished fishing communities in Madagascar, Hannah McNeish reports for Aljazeera.