Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Innovative Financing http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:26:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 To Fight Climate Change with Forests, Two Steps Forward http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/to-fight-climate-change-with-forests-two-steps-forward/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/to-fight-climate-change-with-forests-two-steps-forward/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21789 forest in Papua New GuineaRecent successes are showing the world that forest carbon projects can work.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/to-fight-climate-change-with-forests-two-steps-forward/feed/ 0 Environmental Peacebuilding: Conservation Agreements Reduce People-park Conflict in Liberia http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/environmental-peacebuilding-conservation-agreements-reduce-people-park-conflict-in-liberia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/environmental-peacebuilding-conservation-agreements-reduce-people-park-conflict-in-liberia/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21708 villagers in LiberiaToo often, protected areas seem to pit conservation goals against the needs of local people, leading inevitably to conflict. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/environmental-peacebuilding-conservation-agreements-reduce-people-park-conflict-in-liberia/feed/ 1 What I’ve Learned about Protecting Indonesian Forests from Rural China http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/what-ive-learned-about-protecting-indonesian-forests-from-rural-china/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/what-ive-learned-about-protecting-indonesian-forests-from-rural-china/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21557 preparing natural pesticides, ChinaA CI Indonesia staffer gains insight into community-based conservation on her first trip to China. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/what-ive-learned-about-protecting-indonesian-forests-from-rural-china/feed/ 0 The Rainforest Speaks — and Costa Rica Listens http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-rainforest-speaks-and-costa-rica-listens/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-rainforest-speaks-and-costa-rica-listens/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21171 rainforest, Chiapas, MexicoMy country can be a powerful model for countries that still aren't listening to what their rainforests have to say.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-rainforest-speaks-and-costa-rica-listens/feed/ 3 The Global Cost of Protecting Biodiversity? Less Than You Think http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21030 tigerThe price may sound impossibly high, but it’s absolutely doable — and necessary. Here’s why.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/feed/ 1 Despite Challenges, Progress Toward Fisheries Recovery in the Colombian Amazon http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/despite-challenges-progress-toward-fisheries-recovery-in-the-colombian-amazon/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/despite-challenges-progress-toward-fisheries-recovery-in-the-colombian-amazon/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19946 (© Conservation International/photo by Margarita Mora)On a recent visit to eastern Colombia, I was glad to see that conservation agreements are having an impact.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/despite-challenges-progress-toward-fisheries-recovery-in-the-colombian-amazon/feed/ 1 Savings Group Supports Small Business in Cambodian Floating Village http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/savings-group-supports-small-business-in-cambodian-floating-village/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/savings-group-supports-small-business-in-cambodian-floating-village/#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19848 woman and daughter in floating house, Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaIn a few short months, Sophy has gone from borrowing money to loaning it.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/savings-group-supports-small-business-in-cambodian-floating-village/feed/ 1 3 Reasons We Need to Support the Forest Carbon Market http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/3-reasons-we-need-to-support-the-forest-carbon-market/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/3-reasons-we-need-to-support-the-forest-carbon-market/#comments Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19297 forest in Costa RicaThis is a critical time for the future of our forests — and the people who call them home.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/3-reasons-we-need-to-support-the-forest-carbon-market/feed/ 3 Community-based Conservation Spreading Fast in China http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/community-based-conservation-spreading-fast-in-china/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/community-based-conservation-spreading-fast-in-china/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19142 giant panda, Sichuan, ChinaConservation agreements motivate people to protect local ecosystems in exchange for community-determined benefits. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/community-based-conservation-spreading-fast-in-china/feed/ 1 New Initiative in Amazon Aims to Incorporate Nature’s Value into Peruvian Economy http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/new-initiative-in-amazon-aims-to-incorporate-natures-value-into-peruvian-economy/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/new-initiative-in-amazon-aims-to-incorporate-natures-value-into-peruvian-economy/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19185 macaw in PeruThis exciting project will help us better understand how ecosystems support healthy economies.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/new-initiative-in-amazon-aims-to-incorporate-natures-value-into-peruvian-economy/feed/ 3