Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Natural Capital Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:12:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Urban Jungle: Restoring Rio’s Water Supply Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Rio de Janeiro, BrazilOne reason to keep an eye on Rio after the World Cup? A new initiative to provide freshwater security for its people.]]> 0 Finding Hope in a Degraded Mangrove Tue, 27 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 © Conservation International/photo by Marco QuesadaOn an island where opportunities are scarce, women are using trees to create new ones.]]> 0 Measuring What Matters: Acknowledging Nature’s Role in the Global Economy Thu, 22 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Waterfall, MadagascarTo determine the true wealth of countries, we need to move beyond GDP. ]]> 1 Urban Jungle: Jakarta’s Green Wall Tue, 13 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Panoramic cityscape of Indonesia's capital city, JakartaForests store fresh water cities depend on — and keep it from descending on them all at once. ]]> 1 Companies Place Greater Value on Natural Capital Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 coffee farm in Chiapas, MexicoEnvironmental economist Pavan Sukhdev has noticed a promising trend in the business sector.]]> 1 Reducing Protection for Tasmanian Wilderness Would Be Bad News for Forests Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 temperate rainforest, AustraliaAustralia's prime minister thinks too much of the country's forest is "locked up" in protected areas. Here's why he's wrong.]]> 1 Urban Jungle: No Forest, No Water for Mexico City Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 fig tree, Morelos, MexicoMexico's "Water Forest" provides water for 23 million people in one of the world's largest metropolitan areas.]]> 6 Urban Jungle: Why Cities Need Nature Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 ci_30785027_cropped_thumbCities cover only 2% of the Earth's surface but use up to 75% of its resources. ]]> 5 Can We Win the Ivory Wars? 4 Hopeful Signs Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 herd of elephants at sunsetA global coalition of unlikely partners is giving new life to the fight against elephant poaching. ]]> 6 Is There New Hope for Madagascar? Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:01:00 +0000 diademed sifakaThe country's new president could be a saving grace for its ailing ecosystems.]]> 4