Taming the lionfish: celebrating the contribution of our volunteers in Belize
At the European Coral Reef Symposium in Oxford in December 2017, we shared positive lessons learnt on the benefits that volunteers can bring to marine conservation, using our efforts to address Belize’s lionfish invasion as a case study.
A Medical Elective in Madagascar
Hina Morjaria, a medical student at the University of Exeter, spent her elective learning about community health in remote Madagascar as a Blue Ventures volunteer.
Plastic in the oceans: a volunteer’s perspective
Timor-Leste volunteer Rebecca Loy reflects on what individuals can do about this global problem.
Explore Madagascar Overland: sometimes the longer route is better
Our Madagascar volunteers have the opportunity to experience some of the country’s spectacular scenery and iconic wildlife before their expedition even begins!
Replanting mangrove forest in the Bay of Assassins
Volunteer Amanda Millin recounts her experience of Madagascar’s annual mangrove festival.
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.
Having a whale of a time in Timor-Leste
Volunteer Harrison Root describes his two favourite mornings from his marine conservation expedition on Ataúro Island.
A morning of sand, salt and science
Blue Ventures volunteer, Kaesha Freyaldenhoven, provides a descriptive account of an average morning at Bacalar Chico Dive Camp in Belize.
A transformational experience
Belize volunteer Jane Stephens describes her expedition experience and how she overcame her scuba diving nerves at Bacalar Chico Dive Camp.
Tinan ida iha Timor-Lorosae: a year in Timor-Leste
In January 2016, Sean Clement was arriving in Timor-Leste for the first time, and now he reflects on a remarkable year on Ataúro Island that has laid the foundations for a bright future.
Amazing Madagascar part 3: hungry for adventure
In this third and final instalment of the Amazing Madagascar series we savour some delicious Malagasy recipes, and help you decide on your next destination.
Jared’s journey: gaining new perspectives on life above and below the water
Recent marine conservation volunteer Jared describes his experiences of cultural immersion, stunning diving, and the broadening of his perspectives of the world.
A cetacean migration! The whales and dolphins have arrived
Our Timor-Leste expeditions are based in Ataúro Island, which just happens to be a global hotspot for cetacean sightings. Sounds like a whale of a time!
Amazing Madagascar part 1: unique wildlife
In this first instalment of our Amazing Places series we take a look at some of Madagascar's fascinating endemic species!
Coral bleaching: a volunteer’s perspective
Our Madagascar volunteer Sophie Plant has now witnessed coral bleaching first hand, an experience she found shocking, but also inspiring.