Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Communities http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:48:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 In Guyana’s Indigenous Villages, Gender, Livelihoods and Nature Intersect http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-guyanas-indigenous-villages-gender-livelihoods-and-nature-intersect/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-guyanas-indigenous-villages-gender-livelihoods-and-nature-intersect/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20910 Kanuku Mountains, GuyanaIn the Rupununi region, development could destroy traditional livelihoods — or help save them.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-guyanas-indigenous-villages-gender-livelihoods-and-nature-intersect/feed/ 1 Restoring Hawaiian Fishponds Important Step toward Seafood Security http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20846 fisherman, HawaiiNone of Hawai'i's 400 traditional fishponds have been fully rebuilt — but we're making the process easier.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/feed/ 0 Are Wildlife Declines Fueling Slavery and Armed Conflict? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20807 A girl chops fish in Indonesia. (© ILO/Ferry Latief 2012)A new study reveals the impacts of species loss may reach further than we thought.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/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 Local Efforts, Global Change: Sustainable Agriculture in South Africa http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:52:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20714 A flower field, Succulent KarooIn the Namaqualand region of South Africa, goat and sheep farmers are adopting more sustainable grazing practices, efforts that could help shift the global attitude toward sustainability. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/feed/ 2 Conservation Tools: Satellites Sound Fire Alarm in Tropical Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20671 A burning forest in Madagascar. (© Haroldo Castro)A grant from NASA will help Conservation International continue to develop Firecast, a groundbreaking tool that uses satellite imagery to detect fires and predict fire threats in critical forests. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/feed/ 1 Exploring Gender Roles in Africa’s Largest Rainforest http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/exploring-gender-roles-in-africas-largest-rainforest/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/exploring-gender-roles-in-africas-largest-rainforest/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20643 With Madam Odette_croppedWithout understanding who uses what resources, a conservation project can easily fail to benefit local people. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/exploring-gender-roles-in-africas-largest-rainforest/feed/ 1 Gender + Conservation: A New Blog Series http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/gender-conservation-a-new-blog-series/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/gender-conservation-a-new-blog-series/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20634 woman in MadagascarMen and women use nature differently. How does this impact conservation efforts?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/gender-conservation-a-new-blog-series/feed/ 3 In Cambodian Riverside Villages, New Attitudes toward Turtles http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/in-cambodian-riverside-villages-new-attitudes-toward-turtles/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/in-cambodian-riverside-villages-new-attitudes-toward-turtles/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20607 releasing turtle hatchlings into Mekong RiverSarith is one of dozens of villagers who have gone from being hunters to guardians of this unusual species. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/in-cambodian-riverside-villages-new-attitudes-toward-turtles/feed/ 0