All posts by Peter Bouckaert

Peter is our Senior Advisor based in Dakar, Senegal. He is leading the expansion of our partnership work in West Africa.

2023: A Year of Action in West Africa

This year was the first full year of action for Blue Ventures in West Africa, putting in place our activities plan after extensive scoping and discussions with potential partners. What an exciting year it has been: we formed key partnerships,...

/ Dec 14, 2023

A West Africa Success Story: Communities work together to bring back mangroves

Much of the news coming out of the conservation world is pretty depressing these days: we are approaching a point of no return on climate change, with massive sea level rises and mass extinctions predicted within the next century. In...

/ May 25, 2023

‘This land is ours’: exploring new partnerships with Tiniguena in Guinea-Bissau

As we approached the remote island of Formosa at sundown after a two-hour boat ride from Guinea-Bissau’s capital Bissau, I was overwhelmed by the vibrant nature that surrounded us. Fish eagles greeted us with eerie calls, and flocks of pelicans...

/ Nov 24, 2022