Supporting community-led mangrove conservation in Indragiri Hilir

A new chapter for Blue Ventures’ mangrove conservation support in Indonesia

/ Jul 30, 2021

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

/ Jul 14, 2021

Guardians of blue carbon

Ahead of International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, hear from a Blue Ventures blue carbon scientist about how communities in Madagascar are working to protect these precious forests – and the climate

/ Jul 7, 2021

Mapping the future: communities come together to discuss locally managed marine areas in 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.

/ Jun 30, 2021

Going digital: collecting octopus fisheries data through mobile monitoring

Our community-based partner organisations in Indonesia are supporting communities to transition from paper-based data collection to mobile monitoring

/ Jun 23, 2021

Mama Hamisi: an inspiration for women in Kenya’s small-scale fisheries

Once a pastry seller, Mama Hamisi is now an octopus gleaner, seaweed farmer, closure area patroller and community steward in Kibuyuni

/ Jun 18, 2021

Voices from Tsimipaika Bay: local solutions to community management

Fisher voices: Madame Véronique and Franklin Velotody share local solutions to marine conservation and explain why it’s so important for their village

/ Jun 11, 2021

From Sumatra to Sulawesi: a long journey to meet a fellow fishing community

In Indonesia, our partners are bringing communities together to share their experiences of locally led fisheries management. These exchanges are known as ‘Anjangsana Mitra’.

/ Jun 3, 2021

Activistas: the voice of fishing communities in Nampula Province

With support from Oikos and Blue Ventures, 'activistas', or community outreach workers, are working to improve community-led fisheries management efforts across Mozambique's Nampula Province

/ May 19, 2021

Conservation leadership: nurturing collaboration for the African marine conservation sector

Strengthening relationships in the final week of training for the first cohort of the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme

/ May 11, 2021

When communities get together: protecting the mangroves of Kubu Raya

In this mangrove-dense region of Indonesia where mud crab fishing is the primary livelihood, six communities are working together to conserve the ecosystem

/ May 7, 2021

Tunasonga kama ngalawa: slow but steady as we navigate the pandemic

Despite the ever-changing impacts of COVID-19, coastal communities in Kenya are learning to adapt

/ Apr 28, 2021

Dahari garde la pêche: keeping fishers’ spirits high

Back in February, fishing communities on the Comorian island of Anjouan saw a record-breaking octopus catch at their most recent octopus fishery reopening

/ Apr 21, 2021

Catalysing community engagement: lessons learned from the Barren Isles

In 2018, communities in the Barren Isles established their first temporary octopus fishery closure. Now, they are taking the lead in local fisheries management efforts.

Giving back to seagrass

In the Trang province of southern Thailand, seagrass is more than just food and jobs – it enables communities to uphold their cultural identity. Now it's time to give back.

/ Apr 7, 2021