Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Biodiversity http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:22:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 ‘WildLeaks’ Encrypted Website Protects Wildlife Crime Whistle-blowers http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/wildleaks-encrypted-website-protects-wildlife-crime-whistle-blowers/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/wildleaks-encrypted-website-protects-wildlife-crime-whistle-blowers/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20817 gibbon rescued from illegal wildlife trade, CambodiaTo fight the illegal wildlife trade, ensuring the safety of those who want to help is crucial.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/wildleaks-encrypted-website-protects-wildlife-crime-whistle-blowers/feed/ 0 Are Wildlife Declines Fueling Slavery and Armed Conflict? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20807 A girl chops fish in Indonesia. (© ILO/Ferry Latief 2012)A new study reveals the impacts of species loss may reach further than we thought.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/feed/ 0 Newly Discovered Whale Shark Population Brings Tourism Potential to Indonesian Communities http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/newly-discovered-whale-shark-population-brings-tourism-potential-to-indonesian-communities/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/newly-discovered-whale-shark-population-brings-tourism-potential-to-indonesian-communities/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20789 whale shark under fishing platform, IndonesiaThe more we know about the animals' behavior, the better we can help communities value and protect them.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/newly-discovered-whale-shark-population-brings-tourism-potential-to-indonesian-communities/feed/ 1 Global Policy Needed to Keep Sharks in Our Oceans http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20779 lemon shark in mangroveSharks don't recognize country borders. To protect them, we have to do more.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/feed/ 2 Conservation Tools: Radar System Could be Instrumental in Protecting Sharks http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-radar-system-could-be-instrumental-in-protecting-sharks/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-radar-system-could-be-instrumental-in-protecting-sharks/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:08:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20763 http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-radar-system-could-be-instrumental-in-protecting-sharks/feed/ 0 When We Explore the Deep Sea, We are Exploring for Our Own Survival http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:48:59 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20685 A diver explores the sea grass bed in Honduras. (© Joanne-Weston)We need to be able to explore, observe and learn about the oceans in their entirety in order to protect and conserve them effectively and to benefit humans.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/feed/ 1 Exploring Gender Roles in Africa’s Largest Rainforest http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/exploring-gender-roles-in-africas-largest-rainforest/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/exploring-gender-roles-in-africas-largest-rainforest/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20643 With Madam Odette_croppedWithout understanding who uses what resources, a conservation project can easily fail to benefit local people. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/exploring-gender-roles-in-africas-largest-rainforest/feed/ 1 4 American Conservation Stories to Celebrate http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/4-american-conservation-stories-to-celebrate/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/4-american-conservation-stories-to-celebrate/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20621 bald eagle, AlaskaOn the Fourth of July, here are four monumental conservation efforts to be proud of.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/4-american-conservation-stories-to-celebrate/feed/ 2 In Cambodian Riverside Villages, New Attitudes toward Turtles http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/in-cambodian-riverside-villages-new-attitudes-toward-turtles/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/in-cambodian-riverside-villages-new-attitudes-toward-turtles/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20607 releasing turtle hatchlings into Mekong RiverSarith is one of dozens of villagers who have gone from being hunters to guardians of this unusual species. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/in-cambodian-riverside-villages-new-attitudes-toward-turtles/feed/ 0 Big Things Come in Small Climates http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/big-things-come-in-small-climates/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/big-things-come-in-small-climates/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:52:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20598 tree in field, CambodiaFor years, climate scientists ignored small patches of vegetation — yet they held a big secret.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/big-things-come-in-small-climates/feed/ 0