Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Communities http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:25:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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 KarooStretching from Namibia down the west coast of South Africa, the Succulent Karoo is a vast, semi-arid desert with sweeping]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/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/ 2 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 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/ 3 Filming in Cambodia, Part 3: Fishing at Sunrise http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-3-fishing-at-sunrise/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-3-fishing-at-sunrise/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20446 CI-Greater Mekong floating office, Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaThe CI video team's final day of shooting on Tonle Sap Lake. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-3-fishing-at-sunrise/feed/ 0 Filming in Cambodia, Part 2: Why It’s Hard to Film in a Floating House http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-2-why-its-hard-to-film-in-a-floating-house/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-2-why-its-hard-to-film-in-a-floating-house/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20368 filming from boat, Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaWhen you're trying to get the perfect shot, things can — and very often do — go wrong. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-2-why-its-hard-to-film-in-a-floating-house/feed/ 0 Filming in Cambodia, Part 1: Behind the Scenes with CI’s Video Team http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-1-behind-the-scenes-with-cis-video-team/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-1-behind-the-scenes-with-cis-video-team/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20421 filming, Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaLearn how the team captures their stunning footage in this three-part series. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-1-behind-the-scenes-with-cis-video-team/feed/ 0 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