Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » News http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:58:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Making the Links: June 2015 http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/making-the-links-june-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/making-the-links-june-2015/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:58:53 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22390 A palm oil plantation in North Sumatra, Indonesia. A ban on trans fats could lead to an increase in demand for palm oil. (© Tory Read)How shark attacks, the trans fat ban and other news stories reflect the links between people and nature. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/making-the-links-june-2015/feed/ 1 Species success stories offer glimmer of hope amid extinction crisis http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/species-success-stories-offer-glimmer-of-hope-amid-extinction-crisis/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/species-success-stories-offer-glimmer-of-hope-amid-extinction-crisis/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22345 Iberian lynx cubs in Spain. Thanks to a combination of conservation efforts, the species tripled its population in 10 years, enough of an increase to lower its threat status from Critically Endangered to Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (© PROGRAMA DE CONSERVACIÓN EX-SITU DEL LINCE IBÉRICO)New IUCN data indicates serious species declines — but there are some bright spots. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/species-success-stories-offer-glimmer-of-hope-amid-extinction-crisis/feed/ 1 Pope Francis reminds us: Protect our home http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/pope-francis-reminds-us-protect-our-home/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/pope-francis-reminds-us-protect-our-home/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22319 Pope FrancisCould the Pope's new environmental encyclical mark a turning point in how we care for the Earth? ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/pope-francis-reminds-us-protect-our-home/feed/ 3 As Oceans Warm, Hazards and Hope for Coral Reefs http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/as-oceans-warm-hazards-and-hope-for-coral-reefs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/as-oceans-warm-hazards-and-hope-for-coral-reefs/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:34:21 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22204 (© Lasti Kurnia/Marine Photobank)A remote strand of Pacific islands represents an “experiment” in how coral reefs can recover from widespread bleaching.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/as-oceans-warm-hazards-and-hope-for-coral-reefs/feed/ 1 In Age of Upheaval, World Heritage Sites Offer Model for Conservation http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/in-age-of-upheaval-world-heritage-sites-offer-model-for-conservation/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/in-age-of-upheaval-world-heritage-sites-offer-model-for-conservation/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:39:53 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22233 A family of gorillas in Virunga National Park © CI/ photo by John MartinIf we fail to conserve World Heritage Sites, how can there be any hope that we can save the rest of our natural world?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/in-age-of-upheaval-world-heritage-sites-offer-model-for-conservation/feed/ 1 Q&A: In Hard-Luck Haiti, a One-Man Mission to Save Its Coasts http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/in-hard-luck-haiti-a-one-man-mission-to-save-its-coasts/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/in-hard-luck-haiti-a-one-man-mission-to-save-its-coasts/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22139 Jean Wiener, a recipient of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for his efforts to create Haiti's first marine protected areas. (© Goldman Environmental Prize)Grassroots environmentalist Jean Wiener led community efforts in Haiti to create the nation's first marine protected areas — important work now recognized by a prestigious award. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/in-hard-luck-haiti-a-one-man-mission-to-save-its-coasts/feed/ 1 Making the Links: May 2015 http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-may-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-may-2015/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22143 Mexico City. Local Market in Mexico City where you can buy local produce.How food waste, the Mediterranean migrant crisis and other topics in the news reveal the ties between people and nature. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-may-2015/feed/ 0 Making the Links: April 2015 http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-april-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-april-2015/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22012 Bogotá, ColombiaThe human-nature connections you might have missed in recent news stories. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-april-2015/feed/ 1 ‘Million Dollar Hashtag’ Milestone Will Help CI and HP Listen to Tropical Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/million-dollar-hashtag-milestone-will-help-ci-and-hp-listen-to-tropical-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/million-dollar-hashtag-milestone-will-help-ci-and-hp-listen-to-tropical-forests/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21953 TEAM scientist Patricia Alvarez with harlequin beetle, PeruAn HP exec explains how the company's technology is enabling CI to listen — both to tropical forests and the social media conversation. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/million-dollar-hashtag-milestone-will-help-ci-and-hp-listen-to-tropical-forests/feed/ 3 Can Coffee Become the World’s First 100% Sustainably Sourced Commodity? http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-coffee-become-the-worlds-first-100-sustainably-sourced-commodity/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-coffee-become-the-worlds-first-100-sustainably-sourced-commodity/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21785 water splashes onto coffee berries, ChiapasThis year, 99% of beans bought by the world’s largest specialty coffee company will meet ethical and sustainable sourcing guidelines. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-coffee-become-the-worlds-first-100-sustainably-sourced-commodity/feed/ 3