Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Culture http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:28:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 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 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 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 Community-based Tree Kangaroo Program Wins Top Conservation Prize http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/community-based-tree-kangaroo-program-wins-top-conservation-prize/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/community-based-tree-kangaroo-program-wins-top-conservation-prize/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20985 boy in traditional dress, Papua New GuineaClans defied tradition to create YUS Conservation Area in Papua New Guinea. Now it's paying off. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/community-based-tree-kangaroo-program-wins-top-conservation-prize/feed/ 1 In Guyana’s Indigenous Villages, Gender, Livelihoods and Nature Intersect http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-guyanas-indigenous-villages-gender-livelihoods-and-nature-intersect/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-guyanas-indigenous-villages-gender-livelihoods-and-nature-intersect/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20910 Kanuku Mountains, GuyanaIn the Rupununi region, development could destroy traditional livelihoods — or help save them.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-guyanas-indigenous-villages-gender-livelihoods-and-nature-intersect/feed/ 2 Aboard the Hokule‘a: Sailboats, Small Islands and the Stewardship of Nature http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/aboard-the-hokulea-sailboats-small-islands-and-the-stewardship-of-nature/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/aboard-the-hokulea-sailboats-small-islands-and-the-stewardship-of-nature/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20912 photo courtesy of Greg StoneCI's Greg Stone arrived in style to an important gathering of small island developing states in Samoa. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/aboard-the-hokulea-sailboats-small-islands-and-the-stewardship-of-nature/feed/ 1 Restoring Hawaiian Fishponds Important Step toward Seafood Security http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20846 fisherman, HawaiiNone of Hawai'i's 400 traditional fishponds have been fully rebuilt — but we're making the process easier.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/feed/ 0 3 Reasons Timorese Women Aren’t More Involved in Conservation Efforts http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20744 robella outsideThe latest post in our "Gender + Conservation" blog series shares some interesting findings in Timor-Leste.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/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