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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:24:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 New Legislation Helps Communities Benefit from Botanical Treasures http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/new-legislation-helps-communities-benefit-from-botanical-treasures/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/new-legislation-helps-communities-benefit-from-botanical-treasures/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21162 woman holds medicinal root in Malaysian forestHistorically, communities have rarely benefited from the use of their natural resources by the outside world — until now.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/new-legislation-helps-communities-benefit-from-botanical-treasures/feed/ 0 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 Local Efforts, Global Change: Sustainable Agriculture in South Africa http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:52:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20714 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. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/feed/ 2 Conservation Tools: Satellites Sound Fire Alarm in Tropical Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20671 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. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/feed/ 1 Small Islands, Giant Oceans: Q&A with President Tong of the Republic of Kiribati http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-islands-giant-oceans-qa-with-president-tong-of-the-republic-of-kiribati/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-islands-giant-oceans-qa-with-president-tong-of-the-republic-of-kiribati/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20575 President Anote Tong of KiribatiKiribati's newest announcement aims to regenerate a vital ocean area the size of California.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-islands-giant-oceans-qa-with-president-tong-of-the-republic-of-kiribati/feed/ 1 Mountain Bull, Legendary Kenyan Elephant, Found Dead http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/mountain-bull-legendary-kenyan-elephant-found-dead/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/mountain-bull-legendary-kenyan-elephant-found-dead/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20345 elephant, South AfricaThe wildlife poaching crisis claims another victim.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/mountain-bull-legendary-kenyan-elephant-found-dead/feed/ 1 New Caledonia Establishes World’s Largest Marine Park http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/new-caledonia-establishes-worlds-largest-marine-park/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/new-caledonia-establishes-worlds-largest-marine-park/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20282 fisherman, New CaledoniaCI-New Caledonia's director explains why this is a milestone for ocean conservation.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/new-caledonia-establishes-worlds-largest-marine-park/feed/ 17 The New Face of Climate Change http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-new-face-of-climate-change/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-new-face-of-climate-change/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20160 children in MadagascarClimate change isn't happening in the distant future in a faraway place. It’s us. It’s now.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-new-face-of-climate-change/feed/ 1 Is There a Silver Lining to the New IPCC Climate Change Report? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-a-silver-lining-to-the-new-ipcc-climate-change-report/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-a-silver-lining-to-the-new-ipcc-climate-change-report/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20149 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.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-a-silver-lining-to-the-new-ipcc-climate-change-report/feed/ 5