Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Natural Capital http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:07:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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/ 1 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 Urban Jungle: Restoring Rio’s Water Supply http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/urban-jungle-restoring-rios-water-supply/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/urban-jungle-restoring-rios-water-supply/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20657 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.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/urban-jungle-restoring-rios-water-supply/feed/ 0 Finding Hope in a Degraded Mangrove http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/finding-hope-in-a-degraded-mangrove/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/finding-hope-in-a-degraded-mangrove/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20406 © Conservation International/photo by Marco QuesadaOn an island where opportunities are scarce, women are using trees to create new ones.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/finding-hope-in-a-degraded-mangrove/feed/ 0 Measuring What Matters: Acknowledging Nature’s Role in the Global Economy http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/measuring-what-matters-acknowledging-natures-role-in-the-global-economy/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/measuring-what-matters-acknowledging-natures-role-in-the-global-economy/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20375 Waterfall, MadagascarTo determine the true wealth of countries, we need to move beyond GDP. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/measuring-what-matters-acknowledging-natures-role-in-the-global-economy/feed/ 6 Urban Jungle: Jakarta’s Green Wall http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/urban-jungle-jakartas-green-wall/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/urban-jungle-jakartas-green-wall/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20328 Panoramic cityscape of Indonesia's capital city, JakartaForests store fresh water cities depend on — and keep it from descending on them all at once. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/urban-jungle-jakartas-green-wall/feed/ 1 Companies Place Greater Value on Natural Capital http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/companies-place-greater-value-on-natural-capital/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/companies-place-greater-value-on-natural-capital/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20254 coffee farm in Chiapas, MexicoEnvironmental economist Pavan Sukhdev has noticed a promising trend in the business sector.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/companies-place-greater-value-on-natural-capital/feed/ 1