Together for the Med: a network of 46 conservation actors led by BlueSeeds!
Meet our trainers!
2 weeks now, Guillaume and Timothée have been delivering - in collaboration
with MedPAN and Brijuni National Park - training sessions to managers and
financial officers of 9 Mediterranean MPAs from Lebanon, Egypt, Croatia, Italy,
Turkey and Slovenia.
They have been holding one-to-one meetings to advise each
of these MPAs on business planning and sustainable financial strategies. These
privileged dialogues with local conservationists have shown how strategies to
protect biodiversity vary from country to country, depending on local threats,
natural features, the history of local human settlements and regional or
The support of conservationnists towards sustainable financing is a core part of BlueSeeds' missions. Feedback on this training programme from participants is very encouraging so far. BlueSeeds believes that capacity building is an essential component of delivering conservation to the Mediterranean Sea.
Start of business plan training courses for MPAs managers
Happy Blue Year 2021!
Participation in the FARNET event bringing together the European network of fisheries areas
The team is growing!
Common evolution of the HQWW - Whale Watching label
The team is growing !
Call for expression of interest, Legal consultancy
Team seminar in Banyuls-sur-mer
When you say seminar, you also say team bulding! It even seems that a group of 7 sea lion with masks and snorkels were seen in the Cerbères-Banyuls marine reserve observing groupers and the incredible mediterranean protected biodiversity.
The team is growing !
Thanks to his expertise in marine ecology and his experience as a lecturer, now in the position of training officer, it is Timothée who develops our training courses, making them creative and pedagogical. He also actively contributes to BlueSeeds' R&D and scientific communication activities. Welcome among us Tim!
BlueSeeds is recruiting two mission officers!
Strategy, international trainings, capitalisation of experience, creation of educational contents, experience capitalization, science communication to a lay audience, project management, management of international partner networks and field missions... You like intellectual challenges, you want to put your energy into making marine conservation more impactful and sustainable!
Apply before August 14th --> "Join us" in the top right corner.
The team is growing!
Passionate about diving, she has worked in Indonesia, the Maldives and French Polynesia for the protection of sharks. After three years of practice at EY Société d'Avocats in Paris, she decided to put her experience and skills to work for the protection of the oceans and explore funding mechanisms for sustainable marine conservation.
BlueSeeds moves into the Campement, Darwin Ecosystem
A new support mission for a local NGO in Tunisia
Results of the call for Blue Businesses
The vision emerging from the first phase outlines the creation of an "eco-oasis of Croatia" which could revitalize the isolated island of Lastovo and stem the departure of its inhabitants to the mainland. The Blue Businesses proposals cover many issues such as fishing with pesca-tourism and fishermen's reconversion projects, agricultural production with the ecological certification granted to the producers of Pijula olive oil, the creation of educational farms, the collection and recycling of bulky waste, as well as many educational, cultural and eco-tourism projects linked to environmental awareness.
The time has come to evaluate the environmental impact of these Blue Businesses, their social impacts on the local community, as well as their economic viability in order to be able to enter the incubation phase. To be continued!
Business plan for Maltese MPAs
Sustainable finance for the Mediterranean MPA Managers' Network
Training in financial planning for Albanian protected areas
First meeting of the Platform for Cooperation of the Mediterranean FLAGs
Training mission for Tunisian NGOs
Intervention at the G7 Ocean Pavilion in Biarritz
Any blue idea for a green island?
First BlueSeeds mission in Croatia
A multiplication of field missions!
Among these, our trip to Cabras, Sardinia, enabled us to work with the Medsea Foundation and the MPA "Peninsola di Sinis - Mal di Ventre" teams on the mechanisms to be put in place to protect the Posidonia meadows, which are abundant in the area. Exchanges with fishermen's cooperatives, yachtsmen's associations and the town council's services have enabled us to gain an exhaustive view of local pressures and issues and to calibrate BlueSeeds support as best as possible.
BlueSeeds speaks at the ESAFON conference "Swiss Impact Investment Initiative"
BlueSeeds participates in conservation finance forums
A second event, Blue Invest, took place in Malta in January. On the occasion of a round table on the obstacles and opportunities of financing for projects with environmental impact, BlueSeeds was able to present its approach and expose its vision, resulting from a deep understanding of the projects and the field. Our message: if projects lack financial structuring, investors lack openness and must find alternatives to a risk-led vision!
BlueSeeds spoke on the Tunisian radio!
Whilst BlueSeeds was still a project carried by Vertigo Lab, Guillaume Le Port was invited by the association Notre Grand Bleu to participate in a radio broadcast in Tunis on Sunday 8 July to present the BlueSeeds project. To watch Guillaume's appearance on the radio, click here (from 17'25'').
Support for the financial sustainability of the future MPA of Kuriat, Tunisia
After a site visit on Saturday, the BlueSeeds team and the members of Notre Grand Bleu conducted two initial working sessions on the association's business model. Meetings with local and national representatives of the Agency for the Protection and Development of the Coastal Zone were also organised in parallel for the sustainability of the management of the future marine and coastal protected area of the Kuriat Islands.