Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » News http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:30:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Indonesian Government Sinks Vietnamese Shark Poaching Boat, Creates New Dive Site http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/indonesian-government-sinks-vietnamese-shark-poaching-boat-creates-new-dive-site/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/indonesian-government-sinks-vietnamese-shark-poaching-boat-creates-new-dive-site/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21651 JThonak,CI-Indonesia_11_boat sinking_thumbFrom local police to the president himself, Indonesia is cracking down on the illegal capture of its valuable marine life. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/indonesian-government-sinks-vietnamese-shark-poaching-boat-creates-new-dive-site/feed/ 6 Human Nature’s Newest Blog Series: Making the Links http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/human-natures-newest-blog-series-making-the-links/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/human-natures-newest-blog-series-making-the-links/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21599 frog, SurinameHere's what's missing from these recent news stories. The human-nature connections your news stories are leaving out. A new angle on this month's headlines. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/human-natures-newest-blog-series-making-the-links/feed/ 2 New PBS Series Reflects Shift in Perception of Humanity’s Role in Nature http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/new-pbs-series-reflects-shift-in-perception-of-humanitys-role-in-nature/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/new-pbs-series-reflects-shift-in-perception-of-humanitys-role-in-nature/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21584 Panda on a Log"EARTH A New Wild" seeks to change the way we think about our connection to the planet.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/new-pbs-series-reflects-shift-in-perception-of-humanitys-role-in-nature/feed/ 2 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.]]> 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/ 2 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