Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Fresh Water http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:51:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 3 ways Brazil’s environmental decisions affect the world http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/3-ways-brazils-environmental-decisions-impact-the-world/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/3-ways-brazils-environmental-decisions-impact-the-world/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22700 Christ the Redeemer statue lit with green lights for Brazil launch of Nature Is SpeakingBrazil is at a crossroads, and the path its leaders choose will be felt beyond the country’s borders. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/3-ways-brazils-environmental-decisions-impact-the-world/feed/ 7 Hatch and release: Can turtle tourism save a species in Cambodia? http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/hatch-and-release-can-turtle-tourism-save-a-species-in-cambodia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/hatch-and-release-can-turtle-tourism-save-a-species-in-cambodia/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:43:54 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22638 A young Cantor's giant softshell turtle, Mekong Turtle Conservation Center, Cambodia (© Kristin Harrison & Jeremy Ginsberg)Releasing an endangered freshwater turtle into one of Southeast Asia’s most important rivers is an exhilarating experience for a growing number of tourists. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/hatch-and-release-can-turtle-tourism-save-a-species-in-cambodia/feed/ 0 Pope Francis reminds us: Protect our home http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/pope-francis-reminds-us-protect-our-home/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/pope-francis-reminds-us-protect-our-home/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22319 Pope FrancisCould the Pope's new environmental encyclical mark a turning point in how we care for the Earth? ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/pope-francis-reminds-us-protect-our-home/feed/ 3 Connections and contradictions grow in Mexico’s ‘Water Forest’ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/connections-and-contradictions-grow-in-mexicos-water-forest/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/connections-and-contradictions-grow-in-mexicos-water-forest/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22285 SONY DSCMexico City needs this forest -- but do we know how to save it?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/connections-and-contradictions-grow-in-mexicos-water-forest/feed/ 4 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 Ridge-to-reef Conservation Takes Hold on Hawaiian Island of Lāna‘i http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/ridge-to-reef-conservation-takes-hold-on-hawaiian-island-of-lanai/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/ridge-to-reef-conservation-takes-hold-on-hawaiian-island-of-lanai/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21893 view from Maunalei Gulch, Lāna‘i, HawaiiSo far, this project has kept nearly 40,000 pounds — the equivalent of 2.5 dump trucks — of sediment from damaging the reef below. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/ridge-to-reef-conservation-takes-hold-on-hawaiian-island-of-lanai/feed/ 0 Making the Links: March 2015 http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/making-the-links-march-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/making-the-links-march-2015/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21876 Iguazu FallsConnecting the dots between nature and people in recent news stories. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/making-the-links-march-2015/feed/ 0 To Fight Another Dust Bowl, Improved Freshwater Management Crucial http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/to-fight-another-dust-bowl-improved-freshwater-management-crucial/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/to-fight-another-dust-bowl-improved-freshwater-management-crucial/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21712 baked earth, Okavango Delta, BotswanaWe may not be able to prevent the coming megadrought, but we can minimize its impact.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/to-fight-another-dust-bowl-improved-freshwater-management-crucial/feed/ 2 Sometimes All You Need to Protect Turtles Are Some Duck Eggs http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/sometimes-all-you-need-to-protect-turtles-are-some-duck-eggs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/sometimes-all-you-need-to-protect-turtles-are-some-duck-eggs/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21639 IMG_6906 (1)In Cambodia, CI has resorted to creative methods of encouraging local people to save this rare species.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/sometimes-all-you-need-to-protect-turtles-are-some-duck-eggs/feed/ 1 Urban Jungle: Singapore Leads the Way on Green Space http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/urban-jungle-singapore-leads-the-way-on-green-space/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/urban-jungle-singapore-leads-the-way-on-green-space/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21514 singapore treesSingapore is a giant in the corporate and financial sectors. Perhaps surprisingly, it's also a haven for nature. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/urban-jungle-singapore-leads-the-way-on-green-space/feed/ 0