Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Publications http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:48:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 How Cloud Forests Support Global Energy Security http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/how-cloud-forests-support-global-energy-security/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/how-cloud-forests-support-global-energy-security/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20866 Cloud forest in Haiti. (© Robin Moore)Droughts have led to power outages in parts of the tropics. Here's how cloud forests can help.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/how-cloud-forests-support-global-energy-security/feed/ 1 Are Wildlife Declines Fueling Slavery and Armed Conflict? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20807 A girl chops fish in Indonesia. (© ILO/Ferry Latief 2012)A new study reveals the impacts of species loss may reach further than we thought.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/feed/ 0 When We Explore the Deep Sea, We are Exploring for Our Own Survival http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:48:59 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20685 A diver explores the sea grass bed in Honduras. (© Joanne-Weston)We need to be able to explore, observe and learn about the oceans in their entirety in order to protect and conserve them effectively and to benefit humans.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/feed/ 1 Assessing the Health of Brazil’s Ocean http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/assessing-the-health-of-brazils-ocean/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/assessing-the-health-of-brazils-ocean/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20173 Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilA new study provides a much-needed mechanism to understand and manage Brazil’s waters. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/assessing-the-health-of-brazils-ocean/feed/ 1 10 Marine Areas We Must Protect http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/10-marine-areas-we-must-protect/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/10-marine-areas-we-must-protect/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:01:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19803 cuttlefish in Papua New GuineaThis global map shows where marine biodiversity is most threatened by human activities.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/10-marine-areas-we-must-protect/feed/ 5 Conservation Tools: Mobile Apps Spread Awareness of Coral Triangle’s Reef Fishes http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/conservation-tools-mobile-apps-spread-awareness-of-coral-triangles-reef-fishes/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/conservation-tools-mobile-apps-spread-awareness-of-coral-triangles-reef-fishes/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:45:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19452 Philippines giant jawfishThis technology will benefit the growing marine tourism industry in this corner of the Pacific. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/conservation-tools-mobile-apps-spread-awareness-of-coral-triangles-reef-fishes/feed/ 4 Why Monkeys Matter: New Book Provides Comprehensive Guide to World’s Primates http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/why-monkeys-matter-new-book-provides-comprehensive-guide-to-worlds-primates/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/why-monkeys-matter-new-book-provides-comprehensive-guide-to-worlds-primates/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=18054 Yellow-tailed woolly monkey. (© CI/photo by Stephen Nash) CI President Dr. Russ Mittermeier reflects on a project four decades in the making.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/why-monkeys-matter-new-book-provides-comprehensive-guide-to-worlds-primates/feed/ 7 Small-scale Fisheries Have Big Impacts on Sea Turtles http://blog.conservation.org/2013/04/small-scale-fisheries-have-big-impacts-on-sea-turtles/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/04/small-scale-fisheries-have-big-impacts-on-sea-turtles/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=17582 green sea turtle, IndonesiaA new study shows that accidental bycatch by small-scale fishers is taking a large toll on sea turtle populations.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/04/small-scale-fisheries-have-big-impacts-on-sea-turtles/feed/ 2 Jared Diamond Explores What We Can Learn from Traditional Societies http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/jared-diamond-explores-what-we-can-learn-from-traditional-societies/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/jared-diamond-explores-what-we-can-learn-from-traditional-societies/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=16513 Japanese womanIn his new book, the author and CI board member compares aspects of traditional cultures with the modern world. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/01/jared-diamond-explores-what-we-can-learn-from-traditional-societies/feed/ 3 Diving in a Deep-sea Cathedral http://blog.conservation.org/2012/09/diving-in-a-deep-sea-cathedral/ http://blog.conservation.org/2012/09/diving-in-a-deep-sea-cathedral/#comments Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=14948 seamounts_skerry_1Scientists may be more familiar with the surface of Mars than parts of the ocean floor. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2012/09/diving-in-a-deep-sea-cathedral/feed/ 0