Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » News Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:48:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Local Efforts, Global Change: Sustainable Agriculture in South Africa Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:52:00 +0000 A flower field, Succulent KarooIn the Namaqualand region of South Africa, goat and sheep farmers are adopting more sustainable grazing practices, efforts that could help shift the global attitude toward sustainability. ]]> 2 Conservation Tools: Satellites Sound Fire Alarm in Tropical Forests Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 A burning forest in Madagascar. (© Haroldo Castro)A grant from NASA will help Conservation International continue to develop Firecast, a groundbreaking tool that uses satellite imagery to detect fires and predict fire threats in critical forests. ]]> 1 Small Islands, Giant Oceans: Q&A with President Tong of the Republic of Kiribati Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 President Anote Tong of KiribatiKiribati's newest announcement aims to regenerate a vital ocean area the size of California.]]> 1 Mountain Bull, Legendary Kenyan Elephant, Found Dead Fri, 16 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 elephant, South AfricaThe wildlife poaching crisis claims another victim.]]> 1 New Caledonia Establishes World’s Largest Marine Park Thu, 01 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 fisherman, New CaledoniaCI-New Caledonia's director explains why this is a milestone for ocean conservation.]]> 17 The New Face of Climate Change Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 children in MadagascarClimate change isn't happening in the distant future in a faraway place. It’s us. It’s now.]]> 1 Is There a Silver Lining to the New IPCC Climate Change Report? Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 mangroves and coral reefs in Raja Ampat, IndonesiaWe are already living in the age of adaptation — and protecting nature may be the easiest way to do it.]]> 5 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.]]> 2 Indonesia Gives Mantas A New ‘Ray of Hope’ Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:00:00 +0000 manta rayEncouraged by their value for tourism, Indonesia has granted full protection for both species of manta ray.]]> 9 London Talks Sound the Alarm on Illegal Wildlife Trade Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 © Conor WallThis week, two important meetings are focusing on finding real solutions to this global issue.]]> 4