Category: Series

Women in fisheries

From research to relationships

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
A sunny day in Bulutui village

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.

/ Jul 12, 2018

Inspiring change: Comorian fisherwomen visit Zanzibar to learn about resource management

A learning exchange in Zanzibar has encouraged Comorian fisherwomen to form an association and organise a temporary fishery closure.

/ May 30, 2018

Contributing to conservation in Timor-Leste: a day-in-the-life of one volunteer

Thinking of volunteering in Timor-Leste, but don't know what to expect? Recent volunteer Martin Cloix dives into the details of a day on Ataúro Island.

/ May 11, 2018

PHE training brings new partners together in the Lamu Archipelago

By working in partnership using the PHE approach, Safari Doctors and the Northern Rangeland Trust are looking to increase their impact in isolated communities in Kenya.

/ May 2, 2018

The power of education

Rosemary Hartley didn’t expect her Blue Ventures expedition to have such a focus on education, but found it to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her Madagascar experience.

/ Apr 19, 2018

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.

/ Apr 13, 2018