Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Publications http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:58:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Species success stories offer glimmer of hope amid extinction crisis http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/species-success-stories-offer-glimmer-of-hope-amid-extinction-crisis/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/species-success-stories-offer-glimmer-of-hope-amid-extinction-crisis/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22345 Iberian lynx cubs in Spain. Thanks to a combination of conservation efforts, the species tripled its population in 10 years, enough of an increase to lower its threat status from Critically Endangered to Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (© PROGRAMA DE CONSERVACIÓN EX-SITU DEL LINCE IBÉRICO)New IUCN data indicates serious species declines — but there are some bright spots. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/species-success-stories-offer-glimmer-of-hope-amid-extinction-crisis/feed/ 1 Why Do We Need Species? Fighting Climate Change, for One http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/why-do-we-need-species-fighting-climate-change-for-one/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/why-do-we-need-species-fighting-climate-change-for-one/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22037 common dwarf salamander, GuatemalaEvery day we learn more about just how crucial species are for human well-being. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/why-do-we-need-species-fighting-climate-change-for-one/feed/ 7 Without Forest Policy Reform, Indonesia Won’t Reach Emissions Reduction Goal http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/without-forest-policy-reform-indonesia-wont-reach-emissions-reduction-goal/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/without-forest-policy-reform-indonesia-wont-reach-emissions-reduction-goal/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21540 park rangers check camera trap in North Sumatra's Batang Gadis National Park, IndonesiaA new study shows that the country's flagship forest policy isn't doing enough.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/without-forest-policy-reform-indonesia-wont-reach-emissions-reduction-goal/feed/ 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/ 3 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