Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Culture http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Carnival Parade Celebrates Brazil’s Natural Treasures http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/carnival-parade-celebrates-brazils-natural-treasures/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/carnival-parade-celebrates-brazils-natural-treasures/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20123 ocean-themed flat at samba school Carnival parade, RioThis year’s samba school parade in Rio de Janeiro was about more than feathers and beads. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/carnival-parade-celebrates-brazils-natural-treasures/feed/ 0 Maasai Woman Inspires Change in Rural Kenya http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/maasai-woman-inspires-change-in-rural-kenya/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/maasai-woman-inspires-change-in-rural-kenya/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20109 Beatrice_THUMBAround the world, women like Beatrice are demonstrating the crucial role women play in making the world a better place.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/maasai-woman-inspires-change-in-rural-kenya/feed/ 0 Gender, Climate Change and Livestock Management on the East African Plains http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/gender-climate-change-and-livestock-management-on-the-east-african-plains/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/gender-climate-change-and-livestock-management-on-the-east-african-plains/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19825 Maasai men in KenyaThe Maasai have been grazing their cattle here for centuries. Beatrice Lempaira wants to make sure their way of life can continue.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/gender-climate-change-and-livestock-management-on-the-east-african-plains/feed/ 6 In Cambodia, Environmental Challenges Mirror the Past http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/in-cambodia-environmental-challenges-mirror-the-past/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/in-cambodia-environmental-challenges-mirror-the-past/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:32:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19599 Ta Prohm temple, CambodiaHow many visitors to Angkor Wat consider what led its creators to abandon the largest city of its time?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/in-cambodia-environmental-challenges-mirror-the-past/feed/ 1 In New Caledonia, Patience Is Key for Conservation Success http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/in-new-caledonia-patience-is-key-for-conservation-success/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/in-new-caledonia-patience-is-key-for-conservation-success/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19269 A starfish on the shore of Ouvéa, New Caledonia. (© CI/ photo by Chelsea Woods)A CI intern overcomes her frustration at the slow pace of life in this French territory in the Pacific Ocean.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/in-new-caledonia-patience-is-key-for-conservation-success/feed/ 7 Our Sea of Islands: Learning From Traditional Fisheries Management Across the Pacific http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/our-sea-of-islands-learning-from-traditional-fisheries-management-across-the-pacific/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/our-sea-of-islands-learning-from-traditional-fisheries-management-across-the-pacific/#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19114 child playing near Auckland Harbor, New ZealandTo protect our ocean, we need to be innovative yet remain rooted in our culture and beliefs.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/our-sea-of-islands-learning-from-traditional-fisheries-management-across-the-pacific/feed/ 5 10 Indigenous Peoples’ Victories to Celebrate http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/10-indigenous-peoples-victories-to-celebrate/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/10-indigenous-peoples-victories-to-celebrate/#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19072 Kayapó community meeting, Brazilian AmazonIn recent decades, indigenous peoples have made significant progress in ensuring that their rights are recognized and respected.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/10-indigenous-peoples-victories-to-celebrate/feed/ 1 Putting South Suriname on the Map http://blog.conservation.org/2013/06/putting-south-suriname-on-the-map/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/06/putting-south-suriname-on-the-map/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=18681 villagers examine map in Sipaliwini, SurinameBy mapping their surrounding natural wealth, indigenous communities can make the case for a larger role in its management. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/06/putting-south-suriname-on-the-map/feed/ 0 Indigenous Leaders Call for Greater Respect for their Rights http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/indigenous-leaders-call-for-greater-respect-for-their-rights/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/indigenous-leaders-call-for-greater-respect-for-their-rights/#comments Fri, 24 May 2013 22:24:51 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=18262 Kanyinke SenaCI’s Indigenous Advisory Group members advocate for indigenous voices to be incorporated into international decision-making processes.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/indigenous-leaders-call-for-greater-respect-for-their-rights/feed/ 0 A Week With a Kamaiurá Community in the Brazilian Amazon http://blog.conservation.org/2013/02/a-week-with-a-kamaiura-community-in-the-brazilian-amazon/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/02/a-week-with-a-kamaiura-community-in-the-brazilian-amazon/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=16601 Kamaiurá children playing near waterCI's Luana Luna reflects on a recent visit to an indigenous village in Xingu National Park. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/02/a-week-with-a-kamaiura-community-in-the-brazilian-amazon/feed/ 2