Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Science http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:28:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Ridge-to-reef Conservation Takes Hold on Hawaiian Island of Lāna‘i http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/ridge-to-reef-conservation-takes-hold-on-hawaiian-island-of-lanai/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/ridge-to-reef-conservation-takes-hold-on-hawaiian-island-of-lanai/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21893 view from Maunalei Gulch, Lāna‘i, HawaiiSo far, this project has kept nearly 40,000 pounds — the equivalent of 2.5 dump trucks — of sediment from damaging the reef below. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/ridge-to-reef-conservation-takes-hold-on-hawaiian-island-of-lanai/feed/ 0 How Camera-trap Data Can Help Us Predict Earthquakes http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/how-camera-trap-data-can-help-us-predict-earthquakes/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/how-camera-trap-data-can-help-us-predict-earthquakes/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21865 South American tapir camera-trap photo, PeruA recent study using TEAM data found that animals vanished before a major earthquake — a discovery that could lead to the creation of a warning system. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/how-camera-trap-data-can-help-us-predict-earthquakes/feed/ 2 This Job Training Is Better than Yours: Learning Dive Safety in New Caledonia http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/this-job-training-is-better-than-yours-learning-dive-safety-in-new-caledonia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/this-job-training-is-better-than-yours-learning-dive-safety-in-new-caledonia/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21830 dive safety training participants let local kids try out their equipment, New CaledoniaBy certifying more divers on this Pacific island, we're helping local people build skills that could benefit both them and the ocean. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/03/this-job-training-is-better-than-yours-learning-dive-safety-in-new-caledonia/feed/ 1 To Fight Another Dust Bowl, Improved Freshwater Management Crucial http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/to-fight-another-dust-bowl-improved-freshwater-management-crucial/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/to-fight-another-dust-bowl-improved-freshwater-management-crucial/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21712 baked earth, Okavango Delta, BotswanaWe may not be able to prevent the coming megadrought, but we can minimize its impact.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/to-fight-another-dust-bowl-improved-freshwater-management-crucial/feed/ 2 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 4 Trends That Give Me Hope for Our Planet in 2015 http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/4-trends-that-give-me-hope-for-our-planet-in-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/4-trends-that-give-me-hope-for-our-planet-in-2015/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21494 snorkeler swims with manta ray, IndonesiaThe impacts of these individual achievements have been enormous. Still more important are the trends they represent.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/01/4-trends-that-give-me-hope-for-our-planet-in-2015/feed/ 2 What Does Climate Science Look Like? Here’s One Example http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-does-climate-science-look-like-heres-one-example/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-does-climate-science-look-like-heres-one-example/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21390 Patricia Alvarez measures a tree, PeruPatricia Alvarez is one of many scientists sharing their research at the U.N. climate talks in Lima. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-does-climate-science-look-like-heres-one-example/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 How Nature Inspires and Transforms Us All http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/how-nature-inspires-and-transforms-us-all/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/how-nature-inspires-and-transforms-us-all/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:18:48 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21351 A hummingbird hovers over flowers on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean. Around 30% of what we eat and drink depends directly on pollinators.  (© Conservation International/photo by Sterling Zumbrunn)For people to thrive, we need to conserve not just the tangible benefits nature provides, but also the inspiration, wonder and awe by which nature transforms us all. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/how-nature-inspires-and-transforms-us-all/feed/ 0 3 Reasons to Be Thankful for Coral Reefs http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-coral-reefs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-coral-reefs/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:26:53 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21332 Vibrant coral reef with red fan coral and anthius, in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape. (© Conservation International/photo by Sterling Zumbrunn)Something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: coral reefs. They're so much more than a rock. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-coral-reefs/feed/ 2