Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Natural Capital http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:25:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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/ 1 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 Reducing Protection for Tasmanian Wilderness Would Be Bad News for Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/reducing-protection-for-tasmanian-wilderness-would-be-bad-news-for-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/reducing-protection-for-tasmanian-wilderness-would-be-bad-news-for-forests/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20079 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.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/reducing-protection-for-tasmanian-wilderness-would-be-bad-news-for-forests/feed/ 1 Urban Jungle: No Forest, No Water for Mexico City http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-no-forest-no-water-for-mexico-city/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-no-forest-no-water-for-mexico-city/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20077 fig tree, Morelos, MexicoMexico's "Water Forest" provides water for 23 million people in one of the world's largest metropolitan areas.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-no-forest-no-water-for-mexico-city/feed/ 6 Urban Jungle: Why Cities Need Nature http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-why-cities-need-nature/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-why-cities-need-nature/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20062 ci_30785027_cropped_thumbCities cover only 2% of the Earth's surface but use up to 75% of its resources. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-why-cities-need-nature/feed/ 5 Can We Win the Ivory Wars? 4 Hopeful Signs http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/can-we-win-the-ivory-wars-4-hopeful-signs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/can-we-win-the-ivory-wars-4-hopeful-signs/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20053 herd of elephants at sunsetA global coalition of unlikely partners is giving new life to the fight against elephant poaching. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/can-we-win-the-ivory-wars-4-hopeful-signs/feed/ 6 Is There New Hope for Madagascar? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-new-hope-for-madagascar/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-new-hope-for-madagascar/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:01:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20018 diademed sifakaThe country's new president could be a saving grace for its ailing ecosystems.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-new-hope-for-madagascar/feed/ 4