Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions 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 Dispatch from Atauro: Search for Species Raises More Questions http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/dispatch-from-atauro-search-for-species-raises-more-questions/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/dispatch-from-atauro-search-for-species-raises-more-questions/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22275 Timor-Leste RAP team on boatWhen it comes to species research on this small Timor-Leste island, this expedition was just the beginning. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/dispatch-from-atauro-search-for-species-raises-more-questions/feed/ 0 Dispatch from Atauro: Night Hikes, Bat Caves and a Trove of New Species http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/dispatch-from-atauro-night-hikes-bat-caves-and-a-trove-of-new-species/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/dispatch-from-atauro-night-hikes-bat-caves-and-a-trove-of-new-species/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:33:59 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22152 This unidentified species of shrew is the first shrew ever recorded on Atauro Island, an unexpected discovery for the CI team. Only one other shrew had ever been found in all of Timor-Leste in the last century. (© Conservation International/photo by David Emmett)A CI expedition finds a trove of unexpected discoveries — and more reasons to protect nature at a potential tourist destination.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/dispatch-from-atauro-night-hikes-bat-caves-and-a-trove-of-new-species/feed/ 0 Dispatch from Atauro: On Arid Island, Life Hinges on Forest http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/dispatch-from-atauro-on-arid-island-life-hinges-on-forest/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/dispatch-from-atauro-on-arid-island-life-hinges-on-forest/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22131 CI team in forest of Atauro Island, Timor-LesteSearch for species continues in a place where life subsists precariously on a trickle of water.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/dispatch-from-atauro-on-arid-island-life-hinges-on-forest/feed/ 2 On a Tiny Island, Searching for a Spitting Cobra http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/on-a-tiny-island-searching-for-a-spitting-cobra/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/on-a-tiny-island-searching-for-a-spitting-cobra/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22119 sunset, Atauro Island, Timor-LesteA special CI series: A fascinating speck of an island off Timor-Leste has never been formally studied — until now.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/on-a-tiny-island-searching-for-a-spitting-cobra/feed/ 0 A Harrowing Journey in Search of Climate Clues http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/a-harrowing-journey-in-search-of-climate-clues/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/a-harrowing-journey-in-search-of-climate-clues/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20537 Paul Mayewski, Sanjayan in AndesTo retrieve ice cores, some climate scientists must go to the ends of the Earth. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/a-harrowing-journey-in-search-of-climate-clues/feed/ 1 Filming in Cambodia, Part 3: Fishing at Sunrise http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-3-fishing-at-sunrise/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-3-fishing-at-sunrise/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20446 CI-Greater Mekong floating office, Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaThe CI video team's final day of shooting on Tonle Sap Lake. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-3-fishing-at-sunrise/feed/ 0 Filming in Cambodia, Part 2: Why It’s Hard to Film in a Floating House http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-2-why-its-hard-to-film-in-a-floating-house/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-2-why-its-hard-to-film-in-a-floating-house/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20368 filming from boat, Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaWhen you're trying to get the perfect shot, things can — and very often do — go wrong. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-2-why-its-hard-to-film-in-a-floating-house/feed/ 0 Filming in Cambodia, Part 1: Behind the Scenes with CI’s Video Team http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-1-behind-the-scenes-with-cis-video-team/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-1-behind-the-scenes-with-cis-video-team/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20421 filming, Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaLearn how the team captures their stunning footage in this three-part series. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/filming-in-cambodia-part-1-behind-the-scenes-with-cis-video-team/feed/ 0 Expedition to Southeast Suriname Uncovers 60 New Species — and Untold Natural Wealth http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/expedition-to-southeast-suriname-uncovers-60-new-species-and-untold-natural-wealth/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/expedition-to-southeast-suriname-uncovers-60-new-species-and-untold-natural-wealth/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19346 cocoa frog in SurinameA team of scientists ventures into unexplored wilderness.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/expedition-to-southeast-suriname-uncovers-60-new-species-and-untold-natural-wealth/feed/ 48 Remembering Two Field Biology Pioneers http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/remembering-two-field-biology-pioneers/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/remembering-two-field-biology-pioneers/#comments Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19080 Ted Parker, co-founder of CI's Rapid Assessment Program, recording bird songs on a RAP expedition in Guyana, February 1992. (© CI/photo by Haroldo Castro)Twenty years ago this month, the conservation community and the world suffered a tragic loss.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/remembering-two-field-biology-pioneers/feed/ 10