Category: Series

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

Building confidence through communication

Women in Fisheries 3: an interview with Mursiati of FORKANI

/ Jun 7, 2019

Toudani – inspiring a connection with land, ocean and culture

Women in Fisheries 2: an interview with Nurmayanti of FORKANI

/ May 24, 2019

Behind the lens: how communities helped craft a global film about locally led marine management

Communities in Comoros, Indonesia and Madagascar filmed the openings of their temporary 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
Women in fisheries

From research to relationships

Women in Fisheries 1: 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

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

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
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Too big too soon

Lessons from a pilot octopus fishery closure in Jambiani, Zanzibar

/ Nov 22, 2018

The Darawa community celebrates a fisheries management milestone

The first community-led temporary octopus fishery closure in Wakatobi was reopened on 2 September with much ceremony and celebration.

/ Oct 11, 2018
Communication is key

Communication is key! Contextualising health promotion in Kaledupa

Our Indonesian partner Forkani recently held a communication training for health workers to help increase community engagement with health issues on Kaledupa Island.

/ Aug 30, 2018

Progress, experience and passion: 11 years of supporting community health services in Madagascar

11 years ago today, Blue Ventures made the decision to diversify its approach and support local health service provision. In this blog Nick Reed-Krase reflects on the development, accomplishments and future of the Safidy programme.

/ Aug 15, 2018
Spider tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides) | Photo: Joe Sharman

Spider tortoise spotting: monitoring one of Madagascar’s endemic species

Madagascar volunteer Ieva Kazakeviciute recounts her experience monitoring the critically endangered spider tortoise.

/ Jul 26, 2018