Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Biodiversity http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:40:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 To Protect Rhinos, There’s No Room for Gray Area http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/to-protect-rhinos-theres-no-room-for-gray-area/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/to-protect-rhinos-theres-no-room-for-gray-area/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21444 Portrait, RhinoI believe a total ban on the sale of rhino horn is essential — both for their future and for ours. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/to-protect-rhinos-theres-no-room-for-gray-area/feed/ 0 What Does Climate Science Look Like? Here’s One Example http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-does-climate-science-look-like-heres-one-example/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-does-climate-science-look-like-heres-one-example/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21390 Patricia Alvarez measures a tree, PeruPatricia Alvarez is one of many scientists sharing their research at the U.N. climate talks in Lima. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-does-climate-science-look-like-heres-one-example/feed/ 0 Listening to the Forest Giants http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/listening-to-the-forest-giants/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/listening-to-the-forest-giants/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:18:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21264 redwoods, CaliforniaWe can learn a lot from redwood trees. Once timber sources, they are now national treasures.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/listening-to-the-forest-giants/feed/ 0 Hope for Conservation and Peace in the Korean Demilitarized Zone http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21263 Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis)Could a rebounding wilderness help build peace between the two Koreas?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/feed/ 2 What We Need from the World Parks Congress http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:27:44 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21299 A fishermen in Cape Range National Park, Western Australia. (© Jeff Yonover)Dr. Russ Mittermeier outlines three priorities for the 2014 World Parks Congress, which brings scientists, government representatives and conservationists together to discuss how best to protect the Earth’s most important lands and waters.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/feed/ 1 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/ 5 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