Category: International

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.

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

/ May 11, 2021

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

/ Feb 12, 2021

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

/ Dec 18, 2020

A visit to see Kokoly

In March 2020, Paul Antion visited Madame Kokoly, of Blue Ventures’ award-winning short film

/ Sep 23, 2020

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

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

/ Apr 2, 2020

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!

/ Feb 19, 2020

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

/ Dec 17, 2019

Navigating back to sustainability: perspectives from Tanzania

An interview with Blue Ventures’ partner support technicians in East Africa, Haji Machano and Khamis Juma

/ Aug 6, 2019

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

/ Jul 11, 2019

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.

/ May 22, 2019

Valued people, effective teams

Twenty-one colleagues from eight different countries came together to strengthen the bonds within the outreach team

/ May 16, 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

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