Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Communities http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:40:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Sewage Treatment Project Secures Cleaner Water for 5 Chinese Villages http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/sewage-treatment-project-secures-cleaner-water-for-5-chinese-villages/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/sewage-treatment-project-secures-cleaner-water-for-5-chinese-villages/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21442 Together with the children during the summer camp.  (© Lan Huang)Cities aren't the only places in China battling water pollution, yet similar problems in rural villages are often overlooked.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/sewage-treatment-project-secures-cleaner-water-for-5-chinese-villages/feed/ 0 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 For Effective Climate Change Action, Indigenous Voices Must Be Heard http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/for-effective-climate-change-action-indigenous-voices-must-be-heard/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/for-effective-climate-change-action-indigenous-voices-must-be-heard/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21400 women in Konashen Community-Owned Conservation Area, GuyanaThe bigger the role indigenous peoples have in global climate change negotiations, the better off we all may be.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/for-effective-climate-change-action-indigenous-voices-must-be-heard/feed/ 0 How a Filipina Activist Fights for Human Rights at the U.N. http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/how-a-filipina-activist-fights-for-human-rights-at-the-u-n/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/how-a-filipina-activist-fights-for-human-rights-at-the-u-n/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:38:26 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21319 Indigenous peoples in the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape, Panalingaan, Palawan, Philippines. (© Conservation International/photo by Lynn Tang)Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, first woman and the first person from a developing country to serve as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, has big plans for the next three years to give indigenous peoples a voice. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/how-a-filipina-activist-fights-for-human-rights-at-the-u-n/feed/ 0 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 Power through Handicrafts: Supporting Rural Women in Bolivia http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/power-through-handicrafts-supporting-rural-women-in-bolivia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/power-through-handicrafts-supporting-rural-women-in-bolivia/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21241 Bolivian women showcase jipijapa hatsA women's group shows how entrepreneurship can impact the role women play in their communities. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/power-through-handicrafts-supporting-rural-women-in-bolivia/feed/ 0 New Legislation Helps Communities Benefit from Botanical Treasures http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/new-legislation-helps-communities-benefit-from-botanical-treasures/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/new-legislation-helps-communities-benefit-from-botanical-treasures/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21162 woman holds medicinal root in Malaysian forestHistorically, communities have rarely benefited from the use of their natural resources by the outside world — until now.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/new-legislation-helps-communities-benefit-from-botanical-treasures/feed/ 0 Raiders of the Corn: Reducing Human-monkey Conflict in the Indian Himalaya http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/raiders-of-the-corn-reducing-human-monkey-conflict-in-the-indian-himalaya/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/raiders-of-the-corn-reducing-human-monkey-conflict-in-the-indian-himalaya/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21018 (© Himalayan Langur Project)How a team of researchers is working with communities to protect farmers' crops — and the animals that are destroying them.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/raiders-of-the-corn-reducing-human-monkey-conflict-in-the-indian-himalaya/feed/ 3 Human Rights Protection Critical for Conservation Success http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/human-rights-protection-critical-for-conservation-success/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/human-rights-protection-critical-for-conservation-success/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21086 ci_73193587_cropped_thumbMany human rights violations slip under the radar of major news outlets, despite their profound impact on communities (and ecosystems). ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/human-rights-protection-critical-for-conservation-success/feed/ 1 To Protect Madagascar’s Forests, Men and Women Play Different Roles http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/to-protect-madagascars-forests-men-and-women-play-different-roles/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/to-protect-madagascars-forests-men-and-women-play-different-roles/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21055 women farmers in MadagascarThis week, our "Gender + Conservation" blog series visits rural Madagascar. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/to-protect-madagascars-forests-men-and-women-play-different-roles/feed/ 1