Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Oceans http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:39:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 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 3 Reasons Timorese Women Aren’t More Involved in Conservation Efforts http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20744 robella outsideThe latest post in our "Gender + Conservation" blog series shares some interesting findings in Timor-Leste.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/feed/ 1 Once a Marine Protected Area Is Created, What Happens Next? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20725 (© Conservation International/photo by Toby de Jong)In the Cook Islands, a former rugby star is working with rural villagers to shape the world’s second-largest MPA.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/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 Small Islands, Giant Oceans: Q&A with President Tong of the Republic of Kiribati http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-islands-giant-oceans-qa-with-president-tong-of-the-republic-of-kiribati/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-islands-giant-oceans-qa-with-president-tong-of-the-republic-of-kiribati/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20575 President Anote Tong of KiribatiKiribati's newest announcement aims to regenerate a vital ocean area the size of California.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-islands-giant-oceans-qa-with-president-tong-of-the-republic-of-kiribati/feed/ 1 Visiting the World’s Only Underwater Research Station http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/visiting-the-worlds-only-underwater-research-station/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/visiting-the-worlds-only-underwater-research-station/#comments Sun, 08 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20527 greg aquariusMission 31 shows how bold acts of exploration can bring attention to the plight of our oceans. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/visiting-the-worlds-only-underwater-research-station/feed/ 3 The Guardians of Raja Ampat: Community-Driven Conservation in Indonesia http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/the-guardians-of-raja-ampat-community-driven-conservation-in-indonesia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/the-guardians-of-raja-ampat-community-driven-conservation-in-indonesia/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20489 children and giant clam shell, Raja Ampat, IndonesiaWe came to hear stories of marine protection from those making it happen: the local people.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/the-guardians-of-raja-ampat-community-driven-conservation-in-indonesia/feed/ 4 Finding Hope in a Degraded Mangrove http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/finding-hope-in-a-degraded-mangrove/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/finding-hope-in-a-degraded-mangrove/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20406 © Conservation International/photo by Marco QuesadaOn an island where opportunities are scarce, women are using trees to create new ones.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/finding-hope-in-a-degraded-mangrove/feed/ 0