Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Oceans http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 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 Cyclone Pam Signals Slow-motion Disaster in Kiribati http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/cyclone-pam-signals-slow-motion-disaster-in-kiribati/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/cyclone-pam-signals-slow-motion-disaster-in-kiribati/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21799 lagoon, Tarawa, KiribatiCI's Greg Stone gives a firsthand account of storm damage in the island nation — and explains why it's a harbinger of things to come.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/cyclone-pam-signals-slow-motion-disaster-in-kiribati/feed/ 2 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 World Catching on to Importance of Blue Economy http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/world-catching-on-to-importance-of-blue-economy/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/world-catching-on-to-importance-of-blue-economy/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21698 man on boat overlooking Abrolhos reef, BrazilProgress on high-seas conservation reflects a growing awareness that our oceans underpin human well-being.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/world-catching-on-to-importance-of-blue-economy/feed/ 2 Finding the Lonely Whale: Q&A with Actor and Producer Adrian Grenier http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/finding-the-lonely-whale-qa-with-actor-and-producer-adrian-grenier/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/finding-the-lonely-whale-qa-with-actor-and-producer-adrian-grenier/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21674 3_edited_thumbThe "Entourage" star explains why he wants to make a documentary about the "52-hertz whale."]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/finding-the-lonely-whale-qa-with-actor-and-producer-adrian-grenier/feed/ 0 Indonesian Government Sinks Vietnamese Shark Poaching Boat, Creates New Dive Site http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/indonesian-government-sinks-vietnamese-shark-poaching-boat-creates-new-dive-site/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/indonesian-government-sinks-vietnamese-shark-poaching-boat-creates-new-dive-site/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21651 JThonak,CI-Indonesia_11_boat sinking_thumbFrom local police to the president himself, Indonesia is cracking down on the illegal capture of its valuable marine life. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/indonesian-government-sinks-vietnamese-shark-poaching-boat-creates-new-dive-site/feed/ 18 Lobsters, Conflict and the ‘Invisible’ Work of Women in Coastal Ecuador http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/lobsters-conflict-and-the-invisible-work-of-women-in-coastal-ecuador/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/lobsters-conflict-and-the-invisible-work-of-women-in-coastal-ecuador/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21388 family in coastal EcuadorThe latest blog in our "Gender + Conservation" series comes from Ecuador's Galera-San Francisco Marine Reserve.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/lobsters-conflict-and-the-invisible-work-of-women-in-coastal-ecuador/feed/ 0 3 Reasons to Be Thankful for Coral Reefs http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-coral-reefs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-coral-reefs/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:26:53 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21332 Vibrant coral reef with red fan coral and anthius, in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape. (© Conservation International/photo by Sterling Zumbrunn)Something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: coral reefs. They're so much more than a rock. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-coral-reefs/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 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