We’re supporting coastal communities to develop their own locally managed marine areas, designed to sustain local fisheries and safeguard marine biodiversity.
Using fisheries monitoring as a tool for empowering women in Timor-Leste
Community-based monitoring groups in Timor-Leste are collecting fisheries data and raising women's voices in discussions about marine resource management.
Breaking stereotypes: the Bulutui community starts to monitor their octopus fishery
A community meeting in the coastal village of Bulutui in Sulawesi inspires the establishment of a catch monitoring system and a move towards sustainable fishing practices.
Is this thing on?
Lights, camera, action: behind the scenes of Participatory Video training in Madagascar
A year’s progress for community-led conservation in the Comoros
Sarah Freed reviews the highlights of 2017, a year of learning, partnership and preparation.
A woman in a man’s world: how the MIHARI Network coordinator is getting women’s voices heard
The National Coordinator of the MIHARI Network, Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, is a pioneering voice for women’s rights in Madagascar’s male-dominated fisheries sector.
Collaborating to save seagrass: communities in Timor-Leste embrace a new opportunity for conservation
A community-based seagrass monitoring programme has been established to empower the residents of Ataúro Island to protect one of their most vital marine ecosystems.
Sarteneja’s kids learn about marine conservation through art
35 kids visited Blue Venture’s office in Sarteneja to create some marine-themed art and learn about conservation efforts in Belize.
An aquaculture adventure: visiting Tampolove’s sea cucumber farms
A group of Blue Ventures volunteers recently visited the village of Tampolove in southwest Madagascar to learn about the sustainable aquaculture initiatives there.
A fisherman’s journey into deeper seas: scuba diving and conservation in Timor-Leste
Amos Da Costa's family has always relied on the sea for their food and livelihood, but he believes they must look to the future. He now helps to conserve Ataúro Island's marine environments as Blue Ventures' Dive and Science Assistant.
All in the same boat: integrating conservation and health in Kaledupa
Our partner organisation Forkani recently hosted a workshop with the aim of fostering cross-sector partnerships between health and conservation groups in Kaledupa.
The crocodile’s children: community-led marine management on Atauro
The community of Ilik-namu have decided to take control of their future and begin managing their marine resources.
Replanting mangrove forest in the Bay of Assassins
Volunteer Amanda Millin recounts her experience of Madagascar’s annual mangrove festival.
Sea Change: Ataúro’s first female scuba diver lends her voice to marine conservation efforts
Jemima Gomes was the first female scuba diver on Ataúro Island, and she is now advocating for marine conservation in her community.
A unique opportunity to experience community-based fisheries management
Madagascar volunteer Jessie Skedd shares her insight after witnessing the opening of octopus fishing grounds following a period of temporary closure.