Category: Locations

Taking control with Tara Bandu

The community of Behau in Timor-Leste has decided to take control of its marine resources by using customary law to establish a locally managed marine area.

/ Apr 4, 2019

Farming the sea: sharing learning in Zanzibar

Our aquaculture team shared their experiences with community-based sea cucumber farming at a learning exchange in Zanzibar.

/ Mar 22, 2019
Women in fisheries

From research to relationships

An interview with Gayatri Reksodihardjo-Lilley, founder of Yayasan LINI

/ Mar 6, 2019
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Becoming a Divemaster

Marine conservation volunteer Aleksander Gakovic shares the personal journey of his time in Timor-Leste.

/ Feb 28, 2019

Back to school time

A short film from southwest Madagascar shows young people returning to class thanks to your support.

/ Feb 26, 2019

Amos and Mima: the journey to Divemaster

Blue Ventures’ Dive and Science Assistants in Timor-Leste have achieved PADI Divemaster certification and are now inspiring locally led conservation efforts in their communities.

/ Jan 30, 2019

Value and connection: five moments of personal and professional change

Blue Ventures trustee Fran Humber reflects on the changes she saw during her 13 years as a staff member.

/ Jan 25, 2019
Njaka and Nantenaina with the Madagascar PHE Network poster

Family planning: a holistic issue

Njaka and Nantenaina travel to Rwanda to find that they're not alone in seeing the links between family planning and environmental conservation.

/ Jan 17, 2019

A better life, together

Locally led marine management inspiring hope for the future in Comoros

/ Jan 9, 2019

Geo for Good: from Ambanja to Sunnyvale

Zo Andriamahenina left northwest Madagascar for Sunnyvale, California, to attend Google’s Geo for Good User Summit and learn more about how Google’s tools can help with natural resource management.

/ Dec 6, 2018

Caribbean career break

IT professional Mark Jones decided that he needed to take a break from his day to day and do something completely different for a couple of months...

/ Nov 30, 2018
Zanzibar Martin Muir

Too big too soon

Lessons from a pilot octopus fishery closure in Jambiani, Zanzibar

/ Nov 22, 2018
Christelle and the trainees capturing a colony from a tree

Bees are friendly insects: launching beekeeping in southwest Madagascar

Since joining Blue Ventures, Christelle has successfully captured wild bee colonies and travelled the length of Madagascar to learn more about community-led beekeeping.

/ Nov 15, 2018
Ambiky village in Tsimipaika Bay | Photo: Adrian Levrel

Fisheries management that works for everyone

For three years, Blue Ventures has been working with stakeholders and communities in Tsimipaika Bay, northwest Madagascar, to develop an innovative, integrated and consensual Fisheries Management Plan.