Category: Africa

A song of change in Madagascar brings goosebumps and tears

As a marine ecologist and self-acclaimed nerd, I get excited when I see a graph, especially one charting fish abundance or coral cover. But there are myriad ways to share tales of change beyond data, especially where numbers don’t convey...

/ Oct 28, 2022

Improving community health to boost engagement in conservation

I sat down with Edith Ngunjiri, our Technical Advisor, Health-Environment Partnerships, to get her insights on the health-environment approach following the 15th anniversary of the Blue Ventures Safidy programme. The community health programme has integrated health activities within marine conservation...

/ Sep 28, 2022

Achieving conservation dreams by supporting teams

This post is the last series featuring some of the first marine conservation leaders taking part in the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme that Blue Ventures and Maliasili started in 2020. They share their leadership journeys as part of the...

/ Sep 16, 2022

Banking on a brighter marine future

This post is the third series featuring some of the first marine conservation leaders taking part in the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme that Blue Ventures and Maliasili started in 2020. They share their leadership journeys as part of the programme,...

/ Sep 6, 2022

Building connections to solve conservation issues

This post is the second series featuring some of the first marine conservation leaders taking part in the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme that Blue Ventures and Maliasili started in 2020. They share their leadership journeys as part of the...

/ Aug 31, 2022

Nurturing leadership in African marine conservation

This is the first post in a series featuring some of the first marine conservation leaders participating in the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme that Blue Ventures and Maliasili started in 2020. They share their leadership journeys as part of the...

/ Aug 25, 2022

Supporting conservation changemakers for people and nature at APAC

The first-ever African Protected Areas Congress (APAC) convened in Kigali, Rwanda, earlier this month to discuss the future of conservation in Africa.  The five-day event brought together Indigenous peoples and local community representatives, governments, NGOs and the business sector to...

/ Aug 8, 2022