Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Policy http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:40:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 To Protect Rhinos, There’s No Room for Gray Area http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/to-protect-rhinos-theres-no-room-for-gray-area/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/to-protect-rhinos-theres-no-room-for-gray-area/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21444 Portrait, RhinoI believe a total ban on the sale of rhino horn is essential — both for their future and for ours. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/to-protect-rhinos-theres-no-room-for-gray-area/feed/ 0 What Happened in Lima: Are We on Track for a Global Climate Change Agreement by 2015? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-happened-in-lima-are-we-on-track-for-a-global-climate-change-agreement-by-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-happened-in-lima-are-we-on-track-for-a-global-climate-change-agreement-by-2015/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21430 brush fire, AustraliaCI's Shyla Raghav weighs in on progress — and lack thereof — at the U.N. climate talks. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-happened-in-lima-are-we-on-track-for-a-global-climate-change-agreement-by-2015/feed/ 0 The Forest that Fights Climate Change http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/the-forest-that-fights-climate-change/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/the-forest-that-fights-climate-change/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21374 Aerial view of Guyana's Essequibo River and surrounding forest. (© Pete Oxford/iLCP)As climate change negotiators gather in Peru, tropical forest protection must be on the agenda.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/the-forest-that-fights-climate-change/feed/ 1 How a Filipina Activist Fights for Human Rights at the U.N. http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/how-a-filipina-activist-fights-for-human-rights-at-the-u-n/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/how-a-filipina-activist-fights-for-human-rights-at-the-u-n/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:38:26 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21319 Indigenous peoples in the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape, Panalingaan, Palawan, Philippines. (© Conservation International/photo by Lynn Tang)Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, first woman and the first person from a developing country to serve as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, has big plans for the next three years to give indigenous peoples a voice. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/how-a-filipina-activist-fights-for-human-rights-at-the-u-n/feed/ 0 Hope for Conservation and Peace in the Korean Demilitarized Zone http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21263 Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis)Could a rebounding wilderness help build peace between the two Koreas?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/feed/ 2 What We Need from the World Parks Congress http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:27:44 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21299 A fishermen in Cape Range National Park, Western Australia. (© Jeff Yonover)Dr. Russ Mittermeier outlines three priorities for the 2014 World Parks Congress, which brings scientists, government representatives and conservationists together to discuss how best to protect the Earth’s most important lands and waters.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/feed/ 1 3 Ways Conservation Efforts Can Promote Peace http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-ways-conservation-efforts-can-promote-peace/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-ways-conservation-efforts-can-promote-peace/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21211 Buddhist monks, BhutanJust as natural resource destruction has been linked to global conflict, protecting nature can serve as the bedrock for peaceful societies.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-ways-conservation-efforts-can-promote-peace/feed/ 0 The Rainforest Speaks — and Costa Rica Listens http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-rainforest-speaks-and-costa-rica-listens/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-rainforest-speaks-and-costa-rica-listens/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21171 rainforest, Chiapas, MexicoMy country can be a powerful model for countries that still aren't listening to what their rainforests have to say.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-rainforest-speaks-and-costa-rica-listens/feed/ 2 The Global Cost of Protecting Biodiversity? Less Than You Think http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21030 tigerThe price may sound impossibly high, but it’s absolutely doable — and necessary. Here’s why.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/feed/ 0 Human Rights Protection Critical for Conservation Success http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/human-rights-protection-critical-for-conservation-success/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/human-rights-protection-critical-for-conservation-success/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21086 ci_73193587_cropped_thumbMany human rights violations slip under the radar of major news outlets, despite their profound impact on communities (and ecosystems). ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/human-rights-protection-critical-for-conservation-success/feed/ 1