Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Oceans http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:37:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 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/ 6 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 10 Things You’d Miss If the Ocean Called It Quits http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/10-things-youd-miss-if-the-ocean-called-it-quits/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/10-things-youd-miss-if-the-ocean-called-it-quits/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21121 polluted beach in HaitiWhat if the ocean stopped providing the generous benefits it’s given us for all of human history? ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/10-things-youd-miss-if-the-ocean-called-it-quits/feed/ 2 Despite Its Remoteness, Antarctica’s Health Matters http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/despite-its-remoteness-antarcticas-health-matters/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/despite-its-remoteness-antarcticas-health-matters/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:01:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21016 iceberg in Paradise Harbor, AntarcticaWe have to tread cautiously in this forbidding but fragile region. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/despite-its-remoteness-antarcticas-health-matters/feed/ 0 In Pacific Islands, Tomorrow’s Leaders Must Act Today http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-pacific-islands-tomorrows-leaders-must-act-today/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-pacific-islands-tomorrows-leaders-must-act-today/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20925 Boy jumps into water in the Cook Islands. (© Toby de Jong)CI intern Danita Strickland writes about her experience speaking about protecting oceans and biodiversity at a youth forum at the U.N.'s International Conference on Small Island Developing States. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-pacific-islands-tomorrows-leaders-must-act-today/feed/ 0