Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Biodiversity http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 12 May 2015 18:12:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Making the Links: April 2015 http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-april-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-april-2015/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22012 Bogotá, ColombiaThe human-nature connections you might have missed in recent news stories. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-april-2015/feed/ 1 Camera-trap Photo Contest: And the Winners Are… http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/camera-trap-photo-contest-and-the-winners-are/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/camera-trap-photo-contest-and-the-winners-are/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:57:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21994 Photo courtesy of the Wildlife Conservation Society and the TEAM NetworkThese remarkable images are teaching us lots about the health and value of tropical forests worldwide. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/camera-trap-photo-contest-and-the-winners-are/feed/ 0 What Camera Traps Reveal about How Colombian Communities Use Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21948 ocelot caught on camera trap, Curare, ColombiaOur research will measure the connections between ecosystem health and food security for rural villages.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/feed/ 1 ‘Million Dollar Hashtag’ Milestone Will Help CI and HP Listen to Tropical Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/million-dollar-hashtag-milestone-will-help-ci-and-hp-listen-to-tropical-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/million-dollar-hashtag-milestone-will-help-ci-and-hp-listen-to-tropical-forests/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21953 TEAM scientist Patricia Alvarez with harlequin beetle, PeruAn HP exec explains how the company's technology is enabling CI to listen — both to tropical forests and the social media conversation. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/million-dollar-hashtag-milestone-will-help-ci-and-hp-listen-to-tropical-forests/feed/ 3 Disney Continues Conservation Legacy with ‘Monkey Kingdom’ Film http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/disney-continues-conservation-legacy-with-monkey-kingdom-film/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/disney-continues-conservation-legacy-with-monkey-kingdom-film/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21935 toque macaques, Sri LankaPerhaps no institution has had more of an impact on humanity’s love of nature than Disney.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/disney-continues-conservation-legacy-with-monkey-kingdom-film/feed/ 0 Can ‘Gibbon-watching’ Save Cambodia’s Forests? http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-gibbon-watching-save-cambodias-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-gibbon-watching-save-cambodias-forests/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21924 Yellow-cheeked crested gibbon in Cambodia. A healthy population of this species was discovered in the country's Veun Sai region in xxxx. (© Conservation International/photo by Sterling Zumbrunn)Go see "Monkey Kingdom" before April 23rd to support this crucial project helping gibbons, forests and people in Cambodia. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-gibbon-watching-save-cambodias-forests/feed/ 0 See Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ to Help Protect Wild Primates and Their Habitats http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/see-disneynatures-monkey-kingdom-to-help-protect-wild-primates-and-their-habitats/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/see-disneynatures-monkey-kingdom-to-help-protect-wild-primates-and-their-habitats/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21916 infant toque macaqueOpening week ticket sales for the film will help CI protect endangered species, restore forest habitats and support local communities.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/see-disneynatures-monkey-kingdom-to-help-protect-wild-primates-and-their-habitats/feed/ 0 How Camera-trap Data Can Help Us Predict Earthquakes http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/how-camera-trap-data-can-help-us-predict-earthquakes/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/how-camera-trap-data-can-help-us-predict-earthquakes/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21865 South American tapir camera-trap photo, PeruA recent study using TEAM data found that animals vanished before a major earthquake — a discovery that could lead to the creation of a warning system. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/how-camera-trap-data-can-help-us-predict-earthquakes/feed/ 2 This Job Training Is Better than Yours: Learning Dive Safety in New Caledonia http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/this-job-training-is-better-than-yours-learning-dive-safety-in-new-caledonia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/this-job-training-is-better-than-yours-learning-dive-safety-in-new-caledonia/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21830 dive safety training participants let local kids try out their equipment, New CaledoniaBy certifying more divers on this Pacific island, we're helping local people build skills that could benefit both them and the ocean. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/this-job-training-is-better-than-yours-learning-dive-safety-in-new-caledonia/feed/ 1 In Remote Indonesian Villages, Driving Conservation Through Film http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/in-remote-indonesian-villages-driving-conservation-through-film/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/in-remote-indonesian-villages-driving-conservation-through-film/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21760 screening of "Guardians of Raja Ampat" in Indonesian villageAfter watching our film, the community members spoke as one, calling for even greater protection of Raja Ampat’s waters.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/in-remote-indonesian-villages-driving-conservation-through-film/feed/ 1