Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Natural Capital http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:24:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 3 Ways Conservation Efforts Can Promote Peace http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-ways-conservation-efforts-can-promote-peace/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-ways-conservation-efforts-can-promote-peace/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21211 Buddhist monks, BhutanJust as natural resource destruction has been linked to global conflict, protecting nature can serve as the bedrock for peaceful societies.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-ways-conservation-efforts-can-promote-peace/feed/ 0 Not Just a Rock: Why You Need Coral Reefs http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/not-just-a-rock-why-you-need-coral-reefs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/not-just-a-rock-why-you-need-coral-reefs/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21184 http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/not-just-a-rock-why-you-need-coral-reefs/feed/ 4 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/ 1 Nature Is Speaking — Is Humanity Listening? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/nature-is-speaking-is-humanity-listening/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/nature-is-speaking-is-humanity-listening/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21052 A Bolivian boy examines a long-horned beetle. (© Trond Larsen)Protecting nature in a bubble is not the answer. People must benefit more from keeping nature intact than from destroying it. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/nature-is-speaking-is-humanity-listening/feed/ 1 Environmentalism Gets a Much-needed Rebrand http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/environmentalism-gets-a-much-needed-rebrand/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/environmentalism-gets-a-much-needed-rebrand/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21032 A Ghanaian woman prepares saabu — a porridge made from maize — for the morning meal. (© Benjamin Drummond)Nature isn't fragile. People are. #NatureIsSpeaking]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/environmentalism-gets-a-much-needed-rebrand/feed/ 0 Urban Jungle: How Vulnerable is Bogotá to Climate Change Impacts? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/urban-jungle-how-vulnerable-is-bogota-to-climate-change-impacts/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/urban-jungle-how-vulnerable-is-bogota-to-climate-change-impacts/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20977 South BogotaOur recent study aimed to determine the threat climate change poses to the city's more than 8 million residents.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/urban-jungle-how-vulnerable-is-bogota-to-climate-change-impacts/feed/ 3 Cambodia’s ‘Giving Tree’ Makes Life Possible in Floating Villages http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/cambodias-giving-tree-makes-life-possible-in-floating-villages/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/cambodias-giving-tree-makes-life-possible-in-floating-villages/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20966 fisherman and raing trees in CambodiaOne species fishing villages depend on the most is not a fish, but a tree.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/cambodias-giving-tree-makes-life-possible-in-floating-villages/feed/ 0 How Cloud Forests Support Global Energy Security http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/how-cloud-forests-support-global-energy-security/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/how-cloud-forests-support-global-energy-security/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20866 Cloud forest in Haiti. (© Robin Moore)Droughts have led to power outages in parts of the tropics. Here's how cloud forests can help.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/how-cloud-forests-support-global-energy-security/feed/ 2 Getting Energy Prices Right — for a Cooler, Healthier Planet http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/getting-energy-prices-right-for-a-cooler-healthier-planet/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/getting-energy-prices-right-for-a-cooler-healthier-planet/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20856 oil refinery, United StatesA recent IMF statement reflects a critical shift in the global understanding of our economic system. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/getting-energy-prices-right-for-a-cooler-healthier-planet/feed/ 0 ‘WildLeaks’ Encrypted Website Protects Wildlife Crime Whistle-blowers http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/wildleaks-encrypted-website-protects-wildlife-crime-whistle-blowers/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/wildleaks-encrypted-website-protects-wildlife-crime-whistle-blowers/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20817 gibbon rescued from illegal wildlife trade, CambodiaTo fight the illegal wildlife trade, ensuring the safety of those who want to help is crucial.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/wildleaks-encrypted-website-protects-wildlife-crime-whistle-blowers/feed/ 1