Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Science Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Assessing the Health of Brazil’s Ocean Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilA new study provides a much-needed mechanism to understand and manage Brazil’s waters. ]]> 0 Success of Marine Protected Areas Depends on These 5 Things Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 rainbow in front of Cocos IslandA new study examines why MPAs like Cocos Island are so rich in marine life.]]> 1 ‘Big Data’ Is an Investment in Nature — and Human Well-being Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 setting up camera trap in Udzungwa National Park, TanzaniaA new partnership will revolutionize the way we monitor, report and understand the health of ecosystems.]]> 4 Manta Ray Research Boosts Smart Policies and Ecotourism in Indonesia Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 installing a manta ray ID camera in Raja Ampat, IndonesiaGuest blogger Shawn Heinrichs shares tales — and stunning photos — from a recent manta ray expedition.]]> 6 Helping Nature Help People at a Brazilian Historical Landmark Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:17:00 +0000 Flower in the Atlantic Forest. (© Conservation International/photo by Kim McCabe)Protecting ecosystems like Brazil's Atlantic Forest will help us adapt to a changing climate.]]> 1 Wildlife Survey Reveals Precarious State of New Caledonia’s Ecosystems Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 ci_68834966_croppedInvasive species are destroying local subsistence crops, leading people to migrate to urban areas. ]]> 2 From Gut Feeling to Science: Ocean Health Index Releases Annual Scores Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:00:00 +0000 coral reef in PhilippinesThe proof is in the numbers: Our use of many marine resources is simply unsustainable. ]]> 3 Taking Nature’s Pulse in Tanzania’s Breadbasket Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 preparing soil sample, Mikumi National Park, TanzaniaAs Vital Signs expands, we are gathering exciting data about the connections between agriculture, ecosystems and people.]]> 0 New Initiative in Amazon Aims to Incorporate Nature’s Value into Peruvian Economy Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 macaw in PeruThis exciting project will help us better understand how ecosystems support healthy economies.]]> 3 Newest ‘Walking’ Shark Heralds Brighter Future for Indonesia’s Sharks and Rays Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:27:00 +0000 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.]]> 41