Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Policy http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:11:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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/ 1 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/ 0 Getting Energy Prices Right — for a Cooler, Healthier Planet http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/getting-energy-prices-right-for-a-cooler-healthier-planet/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/getting-energy-prices-right-for-a-cooler-healthier-planet/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20856 oil refinery, United StatesA recent IMF statement reflects a critical shift in the global understanding of our economic system. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/getting-energy-prices-right-for-a-cooler-healthier-planet/feed/ 0 Global Policy Needed to Keep Sharks in Our Oceans http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20779 lemon shark in mangroveSharks don't recognize country borders. To protect them, we have to do more.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/feed/ 2 Once a Marine Protected Area Is Created, What Happens Next? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20725 (© Conservation International/photo by Toby de Jong)In the Cook Islands, a former rugby star is working with rural villagers to shape the world’s second-largest MPA.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/feed/ 0 Remembering Rogeliano Solís, Indigenous Rights Advocate http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/remembering-rogeliano-solis-indigenous-rights-advocate/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/remembering-rogeliano-solis-indigenous-rights-advocate/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20352 ROGELIANO SOLISRogge spoke with conviction for the rights of his community and indigenous peoples everywhere.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/remembering-rogeliano-solis-indigenous-rights-advocate/feed/ 1 The EU’s Carbon Footprint Is Bigger Than You Think http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-eus-carbon-footprint-is-bigger-than-you-think/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-eus-carbon-footprint-is-bigger-than-you-think/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20243 cropland bordering rainforest, Iguacu National Park, BrazilSince 1990, the EU has massively increased its imports of carbon-intensive products.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-eus-carbon-footprint-is-bigger-than-you-think/feed/ 7 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 Reducing Protection for Tasmanian Wilderness Would Be Bad News for Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/reducing-protection-for-tasmanian-wilderness-would-be-bad-news-for-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/reducing-protection-for-tasmanian-wilderness-would-be-bad-news-for-forests/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20079 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.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/reducing-protection-for-tasmanian-wilderness-would-be-bad-news-for-forests/feed/ 2