Kitty Brayne

All posts by Kitty Brayne

In her role as Head of Technical Support, Kitty is responsible for overseeing the technical development of Blue Ventures’ approaches, and promoting the sharing of knowledge and learning. Kitty’s own technical focus is community-led conservation, and she coordinates with other technical specialists across the organisation (in fisheries, mangroves, aquaculture, community health) to ensure that field teams working with communities and partners have the support they need.

Towards resilience: responding to economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 crisis

With our partners, we are mobilising around the world to help support locally led conservation efforts against the current crisis, safeguarding food security and livelihoods for coastal communities in this turbulent time.

/ Apr 29, 2020

What does kung fu have to do with octopus fishing?

The making of “Tovo the octopus gleaner”, a Vezo film featuring intense kung fu action and a mysterious octopus mermaid designed to spread good fisheries practices!

/ Mar 14, 2017

Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m your protected area

Creating a new protected area takes time. The members of the Velondriake locally managed marine area (LMMA) management association in southwest Madagascar have been patiently biding theirs for a number of long years. The seven-year journey towards formal government recognition...

/ Aug 18, 2015

Making a living from the forests between land and sea

by Kitty Brayne, Country Coordinator, Madagascar  I’m in a fishing village, but I can’t see the sea. Ankazomborona is perched on the edge of a muddy channel separating land from a forbidding forest of twisted mangrove trees, their roots veering...

/ Oct 1, 2014