Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Biodiversity Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:51:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 4 things conservation scientists sometimes forget Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:42:00 +0000 entomologist collects moths from fur of three-toed sloth in GuyanaThe International Congress of Conservation Biology brought together 2,000 conservationists to exchange ideas. Here are my biggest takeaways. ]]> 0 Of Monterey and men: How a Great American author ushered in age of ecology Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 sea otter, CaliforniaTide pools influenced the philosophy behind Steinbeck's best-known novels. They also changed the way people thought about nature. ]]> 2 Dead or alive: The value of an elephant Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 CI_ElephantInfographic_finalOn World Elephant Day, here’s a look at how elephants are a crucial element not just of ecosystems but of economies.]]> 0 The death of Cecil: A turning point for wildlife? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:00:15 +0000 Portrait, male lion at sunriseNot every killing, legal or otherwise, gets this kind of attention.]]> 2 Hatch and release: Can turtle tourism save a species in Cambodia? Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:43:54 +0000 A young Cantor's giant softshell turtle, Mekong Turtle Conservation Center, Cambodia (© Kristin Harrison & Jeremy Ginsberg)Releasing an endangered freshwater turtle into one of Southeast Asia’s most important rivers is an exhilarating experience for a growing number of tourists. ]]> 0 Making the Links: July 2015 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:25:00 +0000 lion, Chobe National Park, BotswanaFrom Cecil the lion to mosquito-borne disease, these news stories give us insight on links between people and planet. ]]> 0 6 species ‘friendships’ that keep our planet healthy Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:35:59 +0000 The diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema) found only in the rainforest of Madagascar, enjoys sun bathing and can leap 30 feet in one bound. Lemurs are vital to spreading seeds through the forest and are thus natural planters key to ecosystem health. CI has, with partners, successfully reintroduced these lemurs back into rainforest regions from which they had previously disappeared.To celebrate the U.N.’s International Day of Friendship, a look at how some species work together to keep ecosystems running smoothly.]]> 0 5 things you didn’t know about wildlife trafficking Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 tiger in IndiaAs the future of our planet's most iconic species is called into question, policymakers are struggling to turn the tide before it’s too late.]]> 12 Wildlife trafficking: A threat to your security Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:15:00 +0000 elephants, KenyaThe illegal wildlife trade affects you more than you thought. Here's how you can help stop it. ]]> 3 Beating the heat: 5 species that are cooler than you are Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:26:41 +0000 Termite moundsAs the weather heats up, humans can learn a thing or two from nature about how to stay cool.]]> 1