Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Communities http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:58:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Making the Links: June 2015 http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/making-the-links-june-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/making-the-links-june-2015/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:58:53 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22390 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. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/making-the-links-june-2015/feed/ 1 Village takes bold step to save fishery — with help from goats http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/village-takes-bold-step-to-save-fishery-with-help-from-goats/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/village-takes-bold-step-to-save-fishery-with-help-from-goats/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22323 woman walking on beach, Ambodivahibe, MadagascarIn northernmost Madagascar, fishermen exponentially increased their fish catch in six years. Here's how. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/village-takes-bold-step-to-save-fishery-with-help-from-goats/feed/ 2 Pope Francis reminds us: Protect our home http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/pope-francis-reminds-us-protect-our-home/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/pope-francis-reminds-us-protect-our-home/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22319 Pope FrancisCould the Pope's new environmental encyclical mark a turning point in how we care for the Earth? ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/pope-francis-reminds-us-protect-our-home/feed/ 3 Connections and contradictions grow in Mexico’s ‘Water Forest’ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/connections-and-contradictions-grow-in-mexicos-water-forest/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/connections-and-contradictions-grow-in-mexicos-water-forest/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22285 SONY DSCMexico City needs this forest -- but do we know how to save it?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/connections-and-contradictions-grow-in-mexicos-water-forest/feed/ 4 Q&A: In Hard-Luck Haiti, a One-Man Mission to Save Its Coasts http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/in-hard-luck-haiti-a-one-man-mission-to-save-its-coasts/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/in-hard-luck-haiti-a-one-man-mission-to-save-its-coasts/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22139 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. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/in-hard-luck-haiti-a-one-man-mission-to-save-its-coasts/feed/ 1 Building Roads, Protecting Forests: Community Resilience in the Bolivian Amazon http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/building-roads-protecting-forests-community-resilience-in-the-bolivian-amazon/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/building-roads-protecting-forests-community-resilience-in-the-bolivian-amazon/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22009 Sunrise in the Amazon Basin, Bolivia. (© Jonathan Hood)Conservation agreements are helping people brace themselves against threats to their forest homes.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/building-roads-protecting-forests-community-resilience-in-the-bolivian-amazon/feed/ 0 What Camera Traps Reveal about How Colombian Communities Use Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21948 ocelot caught on camera trap, Curare, ColombiaOur research will measure the connections between ecosystem health and food security for rural villages.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/feed/ 2 3 Conservation Heroes to Admire This Earth Day http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/3-conservation-heroes-to-admire-this-earth-day/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/3-conservation-heroes-to-admire-this-earth-day/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:30:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21943 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.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/3-conservation-heroes-to-admire-this-earth-day/feed/ 0 Can ‘Gibbon-watching’ Save Cambodia’s Forests? http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-gibbon-watching-save-cambodias-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-gibbon-watching-save-cambodias-forests/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21924 Yellow-cheeked crested gibbon in Cambodia. A healthy population of this species was discovered in the country's Veun Sai region in xxxx. (© Conservation International/photo by Sterling Zumbrunn)Go see "Monkey Kingdom" before April 23rd to support this crucial project helping gibbons, forests and people in Cambodia. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-gibbon-watching-save-cambodias-forests/feed/ 0 New Conservation Corridor Latest Environmental Triumph for Suriname http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/new-conservation-corridor-latest-environmental-triumph-for-suriname/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/new-conservation-corridor-latest-environmental-triumph-for-suriname/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21884 indigenous man, SurinameThe little-known country's new reserve is part of a global order in which indigenous peoples are increasingly claiming rights to manage their traditional lands.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/new-conservation-corridor-latest-environmental-triumph-for-suriname/feed/ 4