Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Biodiversity http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:22:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 First-ever World Lemur Festival Celebrated in Madagascar http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/first-ever-world-lemur-festival-celebrated-in-madagascar/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/first-ever-world-lemur-festival-celebrated-in-madagascar/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21198 black-and-white ruffed lemur, MadagascarThe event aims to raise awareness about these unique animals, which are a major economic asset for their home country. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/first-ever-world-lemur-festival-celebrated-in-madagascar/feed/ 0 Not Just a Rock: Why You Need Coral Reefs http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/not-just-a-rock-why-you-need-coral-reefs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/not-just-a-rock-why-you-need-coral-reefs/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21184 http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/not-just-a-rock-why-you-need-coral-reefs/feed/ 4 7 Wild Species We Must Protect to Feed the World http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/7-wild-species-we-must-protect-to-feed-the-world/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/7-wild-species-we-must-protect-to-feed-the-world/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21145 woman at market in BhutanOne more reason to be concerned about extinction trends? Everything you eat was once a wild species. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/7-wild-species-we-must-protect-to-feed-the-world/feed/ 0 50 Years of the IUCN Red List: Inspiring Conservation Action http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/50-years-of-the-iucn-red-list-inspiring-conservation-action/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/50-years-of-the-iucn-red-list-inspiring-conservation-action/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21133 Green-winged macaw in Brazil. (© Luciano Candisani/iLCP)Russ Mittermeier reflects on how our growing collection of species data has transformed how we approach conservation.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/50-years-of-the-iucn-red-list-inspiring-conservation-action/feed/ 1 Raiders of the Corn: Reducing Human-monkey Conflict in the Indian Himalaya http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/raiders-of-the-corn-reducing-human-monkey-conflict-in-the-indian-himalaya/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/raiders-of-the-corn-reducing-human-monkey-conflict-in-the-indian-himalaya/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21018 (© Himalayan Langur Project)How a team of researchers is working with communities to protect farmers' crops — and the animals that are destroying them.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/raiders-of-the-corn-reducing-human-monkey-conflict-in-the-indian-himalaya/feed/ 3 The Global Cost of Protecting Biodiversity? Less Than You Think http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21030 tigerThe price may sound impossibly high, but it’s absolutely doable — and necessary. Here’s why.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/feed/ 0 To Protect Madagascar’s Forests, Men and Women Play Different Roles http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/to-protect-madagascars-forests-men-and-women-play-different-roles/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/to-protect-madagascars-forests-men-and-women-play-different-roles/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21055 women farmers in MadagascarThis week, our "Gender + Conservation" blog series visits rural Madagascar. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/to-protect-madagascars-forests-men-and-women-play-different-roles/feed/ 0 Community-based Tree Kangaroo Program Wins Top Conservation Prize http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/community-based-tree-kangaroo-program-wins-top-conservation-prize/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/community-based-tree-kangaroo-program-wins-top-conservation-prize/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20985 boy in traditional dress, Papua New GuineaClans defied tradition to create YUS Conservation Area in Papua New Guinea. Now it's paying off. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/community-based-tree-kangaroo-program-wins-top-conservation-prize/feed/ 1 Cambodia’s ‘Giving Tree’ Makes Life Possible in Floating Villages http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/cambodias-giving-tree-makes-life-possible-in-floating-villages/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/cambodias-giving-tree-makes-life-possible-in-floating-villages/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20966 fisherman and raing trees in CambodiaOne species fishing villages depend on the most is not a fish, but a tree.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/cambodias-giving-tree-makes-life-possible-in-floating-villages/feed/ 0 In Pacific Islands, Tomorrow’s Leaders Must Act Today http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-pacific-islands-tomorrows-leaders-must-act-today/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-pacific-islands-tomorrows-leaders-must-act-today/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20925 Boy jumps into water in the Cook Islands. (© Toby de Jong)CI intern Danita Strickland writes about her experience speaking about protecting oceans and biodiversity at a youth forum at the U.N.'s International Conference on Small Island Developing States. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-pacific-islands-tomorrows-leaders-must-act-today/feed/ 0