Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Policy http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:07:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 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/ 1 Can We Win the Ivory Wars? 4 Hopeful Signs http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/can-we-win-the-ivory-wars-4-hopeful-signs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/can-we-win-the-ivory-wars-4-hopeful-signs/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20053 herd of elephants at sunsetA global coalition of unlikely partners is giving new life to the fight against elephant poaching. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/can-we-win-the-ivory-wars-4-hopeful-signs/feed/ 6 Is There New Hope for Madagascar? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-new-hope-for-madagascar/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-new-hope-for-madagascar/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:01:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20018 diademed sifakaThe country's new president could be a saving grace for its ailing ecosystems.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-new-hope-for-madagascar/feed/ 4 Manta Ray Research Boosts Smart Policies and Ecotourism in Indonesia http://blog.conservation.org/2013/12/manta-ray-research-boosts-smart-policies-and-ecotourism-in-indonesia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/12/manta-ray-research-boosts-smart-policies-and-ecotourism-in-indonesia/#comments Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19682 installing a manta ray ID camera in Raja Ampat, IndonesiaGuest blogger Shawn Heinrichs shares tales — and stunning photos — from a recent manta ray expedition.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/12/manta-ray-research-boosts-smart-policies-and-ecotourism-in-indonesia/feed/ 6 Will We See Global Climate Action in Warsaw? http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/will-we-see-global-climate-action-in-warsaw/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/will-we-see-global-climate-action-in-warsaw/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:00:11 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19567 Girl sits amongst crops near Gunung National ForestWhat to watch for as the world negotiates climate change.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/will-we-see-global-climate-action-in-warsaw/feed/ 0 Forging Ahead Toward a Sustainable Africa http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/forging-ahead-toward-a-sustainable-africa/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/forging-ahead-toward-a-sustainable-africa/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19535 hippos in Okavango Delta, BotswanaAfrican nations, working together, are accounting for nature.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/forging-ahead-toward-a-sustainable-africa/feed/ 1 One Way to Fight Terrorism? End the Ivory Trade http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/one-way-to-fight-terrorism-end-the-ivory-trade/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/one-way-to-fight-terrorism-end-the-ivory-trade/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19382 elephants in KenyaWe're seeing a perfect storm of extinction, poverty and radicalism. To change this equation, we must stop elephant poaching.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/one-way-to-fight-terrorism-end-the-ivory-trade/feed/ 3 Newest ‘Walking’ Shark Heralds Brighter Future for Indonesia’s Sharks and Rays http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/newest-walking-shark-heralds-brighter-future-for-indonesias-sharks-and-rays/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/newest-walking-shark-heralds-brighter-future-for-indonesias-sharks-and-rays/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:27:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19160 Recently discovered species of "walking" shark in Indonesia. (© CI/photo by Mark Erdmann)This year, I have seen Indonesia take incredible steps to protect these fascinating — and valuable — creatures.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/newest-walking-shark-heralds-brighter-future-for-indonesias-sharks-and-rays/feed/ 41 Timor-Leste Ratifies UN Convention on the Law of the Sea http://blog.conservation.org/2013/06/timor-leste-ratifies-un-convention-on-the-law-of-the-sea/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/06/timor-leste-ratifies-un-convention-on-the-law-of-the-sea/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=18552 timor-leste coast_thumb It may surprise you to learn that much of our planet actually belongs to no one.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/06/timor-leste-ratifies-un-convention-on-the-law-of-the-sea/feed/ 0