In addition to our field programmes in Madagascar and Belize, we regularly share our learning at international conferences and we’re supporting various partners to adopt our conservation models in other tropical developing coastal regions.
Comoros to Kenya: A trip to learn from fellow fishers in Kenya
The sea around Comoros has been the source of livelihood for Bahati Anli, and many like her in Comoros. She comes from a fishing community and is part of Maecha Bora, an all-women fishers association that leads conservation efforts. When...
Supporting women in Mozambique to protect their marine areas
Last night, on the eve of International Women’s Day, Mozambique organised a ministerial-level UN debate about how the security council can work together for the common good of women’s empowerment. We asked Habiba Mussa, our colleague in Mozambique, to tell...
Voices from COP15
The end of the year brought two major events to address the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, and to decide the fate of humanity, and the future of all life on earth. After Egypt hosted the climate COP27...
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
Building a united African voice for marine conservation during a global pandemic
Bringing together leaders working on the frontlines of conservation, the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme has been on an unexpected journey
Staff perspectives: reflecting on 2020 and looking towards a new year for marine conservation
Blue Ventures staff from across the world share their thoughts on 2020 and what’s to come for their teams in 2021
A visit to see Kokoly
In March 2020, Paul Antion visited Madame Kokoly, of Blue Ventures’ award-winning short film
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.
Learning and growing together: improving the effectiveness of MPAs needs everyone
Across the world’s oceans, there are thousands of square kilometres of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), but ensuring their effective management is still a work in progress
A fish out of water and into a data lake: Blue Ventures attends Tableau Conference
Three marine ecologists walk into a Las Vegas convention centre… but the power of data is no joke!
Not your average workshop: ICT4Fisheries 2019
Fishers, NGOs, academics, businesses and government representatives gathered in Cape Town to share their experiences of using technology for small-scale fisheries
Navigating back to sustainability: perspectives from Tanzania
An interview with Blue Ventures’ partner support technicians in East Africa, Haji Machano and Khamis Juma
Beyond population: reaffirming our rights-led approach to marine conservation
On World Population Day, it’s time to have a more nuanced discussion about population dynamics and sustainability that centres the rights of people in the global south while recognising the responsibilities of people in the global north
Behind the lens: how communities helped craft a global film about locally led marine conservation
Communities in Comoros, Indonesia and Madagascar filmed the openings of their octopus fishery closures, bringing their own unique perspectives to this marine management approach.
Valued people, effective teams
Twenty-one colleagues from eight different countries came together to strengthen the bonds within the outreach team