Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Policy http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:25:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 5 things you didn’t know about wildlife trafficking http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-wildlife-trafficking/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-wildlife-trafficking/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22545 tiger in IndiaAs the future of our planet's most iconic species is called into question, policymakers are struggling to turn the tide before it’s too late.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-wildlife-trafficking/feed/ 2 Wildlife trafficking: A threat to your security http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/wildlife-trafficking-a-threat-to-your-security/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/wildlife-trafficking-a-threat-to-your-security/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:15:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22554 elephants, KenyaThe illegal wildlife trade affects you more than you thought. Here's how you can help stop it. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/wildlife-trafficking-a-threat-to-your-security/feed/ 0 Opportunity, calamity in the balance amid plans to mine the deep sea http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/opportunity-calamity-in-the-balance-amid-plans-to-mine-the-deep-sea/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/opportunity-calamity-in-the-balance-amid-plans-to-mine-the-deep-sea/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:26:59 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22490 A baby octopus (graneledone verrucosa) moves across the seafloor as ROV Deep Discoverer explores Veatch Canyon during the Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 expedition.How seabed mining can be environmentally responsible: a CI expert explains.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/opportunity-calamity-in-the-balance-amid-plans-to-mine-the-deep-sea/feed/ 1 6 Signs of Hope For Our Blue World http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/6-signs-of-hope-for-our-blue-world/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/6-signs-of-hope-for-our-blue-world/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22263 green sea turtle, Abrolhos, BrazilOur oceans are in trouble — but new developments show there are signs of hope if we act soon. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/6-signs-of-hope-for-our-blue-world/feed/ 4 Recent Victories Show Momentum for Fighting Wildlife Trafficking http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/recent-victories-show-momentum-for-fighting-wildlife-trafficking/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/recent-victories-show-momentum-for-fighting-wildlife-trafficking/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21747 rangers conducting night patrols, Lewa Conservancy, KenyaOn World Wildlife Day, learn how this important issue is finally getting the recognition it needs. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/recent-victories-show-momentum-for-fighting-wildlife-trafficking/feed/ 0 World Catching on to Importance of Blue Economy http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/world-catching-on-to-importance-of-blue-economy/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/world-catching-on-to-importance-of-blue-economy/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21698 man on boat overlooking Abrolhos reef, BrazilProgress on high-seas conservation reflects a growing awareness that our oceans underpin human well-being.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/world-catching-on-to-importance-of-blue-economy/feed/ 2 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/ 22 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/ 2