Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Communities Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:26:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Saving a shipwreck to save a village Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000 coral near USAT Liberty shipwreck, BaliOne of Bali's most popular dive sites is important for fish — and for local communities. Here's how we're helping to protect it.]]> 0 Reconnecting with nature in the shadow of war Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Woman and her children in Timor-Leste. (© Conservation International/photo by Lynn Tang)After years of conflict, communities in Timor-Leste struggle to heal — and rebuild links to the ecosystems that sustain them. ]]> 0 Making the Links: June 2015 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:58:53 +0000 A palm oil plantation in North Sumatra, Indonesia. A ban on trans fats could lead to an increase in demand for palm oil. (© Tory Read)How shark attacks, the trans fat ban and other news stories reflect the links between people and nature. ]]> 1 Village takes bold step to save fishery — with help from goats Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 woman walking on beach, Ambodivahibe, MadagascarIn northernmost Madagascar, fishermen exponentially increased their fish catch in six years. Here's how. ]]> 2 Pope Francis reminds us: Protect our home Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Pope FrancisCould the Pope's new environmental encyclical mark a turning point in how we care for the Earth? ]]> 3 Connections and contradictions grow in Mexico’s ‘Water Forest’ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 SONY DSCMexico City needs this forest -- but do we know how to save it?]]> 4 Q&A: In Hard-Luck Haiti, a One-Man Mission to Save Its Coasts Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Jean Wiener, a recipient of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for his efforts to create Haiti's first marine protected areas. (© Goldman Environmental Prize)Grassroots environmentalist Jean Wiener led community efforts in Haiti to create the nation's first marine protected areas — important work now recognized by a prestigious award. ]]> 1 Building Roads, Protecting Forests: Community Resilience in the Bolivian Amazon Thu, 07 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Sunrise in the Amazon Basin, Bolivia. (© Jonathan Hood)Conservation agreements are helping people brace themselves against threats to their forest homes.]]> 0 What Camera Traps Reveal about How Colombian Communities Use Forests Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 ocelot caught on camera trap, Curare, ColombiaOur research will measure the connections between ecosystem health and food security for rural villages.]]> 2 3 Conservation Heroes to Admire This Earth Day Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:30:00 +0000 woman and daughter in floating house, Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaWith CI's help, these three people have committed to protect the lands and waters that have sustained their communities for generations.]]> 0