Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:34:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 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/ 46 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/ 6 Cambodia Expedition Wrap-up: Where Do We Go From Here? http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/cambodia-expedition-wrap-up-where-do-we-go-from-here/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/cambodia-expedition-wrap-up-where-do-we-go-from-here/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=18277 tree at Angkor WatThis is an integrated freshwater ecosystem with a highly uncertain future — yet I am hopeful.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/cambodia-expedition-wrap-up-where-do-we-go-from-here/feed/ 0 Tonle Sap Visit Finds Little Evidence of Once-Abundant Species http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/tonle-sap-visit-finds-little-evidence-of-once-abundant-species/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/tonle-sap-visit-finds-little-evidence-of-once-abundant-species/#comments Fri, 10 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=18057 floating house on Tonle Sap, CambodiaCI's Les Kaufman shares his latest thoughts from Cambodia.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/tonle-sap-visit-finds-little-evidence-of-once-abundant-species/feed/ 2 How Can Cambodia Sustain Its Freshwater ‘Fish Factory’? http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/how-can-cambodia-sustain-its-freshwater-fish-factory/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/how-can-cambodia-sustain-its-freshwater-fish-factory/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=18029 Tonle Sap at sunsetTonle Sap has been called the beating heart of Cambodia. We want to see it keep beating.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/how-can-cambodia-sustain-its-freshwater-fish-factory/feed/ 3 Biodiversity Survey Supports New No-take Zones in Timor-Leste http://blog.conservation.org/2013/02/biodiversity-survey-supports-new-no-take-zones-in-timor-leste/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/02/biodiversity-survey-supports-new-no-take-zones-in-timor-leste/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=14466 wrasse documented at Timor-Leste's Atauro IslandThe tiny nation's reef-building coral count rivals the Great Barrier Reef. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/02/biodiversity-survey-supports-new-no-take-zones-in-timor-leste/feed/ 5 ‘Scaly Anteater’ Rehab Center Opens in Cambodia http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/scaly-anteater-rehab-center-opens-in-cambodia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/scaly-anteater-rehab-center-opens-in-cambodia/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=16509 Here is a caption.Pangolins confiscated from illegal traffickers recover before returning to the wild. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/scaly-anteater-rehab-center-opens-in-cambodia/feed/ 4 Where on Earth is Russ? Field Report from Suriname http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/where-on-earth-is-russ-field-report-from-suriname/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/where-on-earth-is-russ-field-report-from-suriname/#comments Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=16525 © Trond LarsenCI's president gives a video update from the forests of South America. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/where-on-earth-is-russ-field-report-from-suriname/feed/ 0 Despite Political Unrest, Conservation Work Continues in DRC http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/despite-political-unrest-conservation-work-continues-in-drc/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/despite-political-unrest-conservation-work-continues-in-drc/#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=16356 bonobo orphan in DRCIn the forests of central Africa, CI is working to preserve bonobo habitat while improving local livelihoods. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/despite-political-unrest-conservation-work-continues-in-drc/feed/ 2 Restoring Freshwater Fisheries in the Colombian Amazon http://blog.conservation.org/2012/12/restoring-freshwater-fisheries-in-the-colombian-amazon/ http://blog.conservation.org/2012/12/restoring-freshwater-fisheries-in-the-colombian-amazon/#comments Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=16062 Community leaders (© CI/photo by Margarita Mora)Overfishing isn't just an environmental problem — it's also a social one, as fish is the main protein source for local families. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2012/12/restoring-freshwater-fisheries-in-the-colombian-amazon/feed/ 3