Small-scale fishers should be in the driving seat for blue carbon projects in the future. Here’s why.
Jemima Gomes joined Blue Ventures in 2016 as the Diving Assistant during Blue Ventures Expedition programme in Timor-Leste. Jemima recently participated in a Seagrass Ecosystem Services regional workshop in Indonesia. Here, she shares her personal experience of the Blue Carbon...
Women pilot savings and loan scheme in Timor-Leste to introduce alternative livelihoods in communities
Natercia Verdial joined Blue Ventures in March 2022 as a Fisheries and Livelihoods Senior Manager in Timor-Leste. Natercia uses her expertise to support women to identify and introduce alternative livelihoods in their communities. Here she talks about her recent work...
Despite boasting some of the most biodiverse marine ecosystems in the world, small-scale fishers in Timor-Leste are increasingly concerned about declining daily catches. Participatory video is a powerful community engagement and communications tool that can help uncover hidden challenges and...
Our Conservation Officer in Timor-Leste, Armindo Marques, talks about his journey with BV and training a team of Timorese reef monitoring volunteers.
BV's Country Director in Timor-Leste, Birgit Hermann, on her recent trip to Fiji with conservation leaders from the region to launch new projects to strengthen the resilience of Pacific islands to climate change by using nature-based solutions.
Antonio really showed me the importance of providing fishers with the skills to keep themselves and other community members safe, and how this has inspired wider engagement and conservation action in his community.
Birgit Hermann (country director) and Oldegar 'Ollie' Massinga (operations manager) who head up the Blue Ventures team in Timor-Leste, reflect on five years of working with communities to drive locally led marine conservation in the country
Mapping the future: communities come together to discuss locally managed marine areas in Timor-Leste
In February, nine coastal communities from across Timor-Leste came together in Beto-Tasi for the biggest learning exchange ever organised by Blue Ventures in the country.
This International Women’s Day we are celebrating an extraordinary woman. Mima’s story is one of passion, courage and perseverance.
In Timor-Leste, ecotourism is a growing trade and is enabling coastal communities to diversify their livelihoods. In the community of Beto Tasi new families are now opening the doors of their homestay businesses.
In his new role as acting country manager in Timor-Leste, Oldegar Massinga explains why he’s not worried about the challenges that lie ahead
Inspiring the next generation: my journey from Admin Assistant to Conservation Officer at Blue Ventures
Dedy, Blue Ventures' Conservation Officer in Timor-Leste writes a letter to Timorese youth about his conservation journey.
Turtles and dolphins and whales... oh my!