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Tue, 26 May 2015 19:34:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Dispatch from Atauro: On Arid Island, Life Hinges on Forest http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/dispatch-from-atauro-on-arid-island-life-hinges-on-forest/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/dispatch-from-atauro-on-arid-island-life-hinges-on-forest/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22131 CI team in forest of Atauro Island, Timor-LesteSearch for species continues in a place where life subsists precariously on a trickle of water.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/dispatch-from-atauro-on-arid-island-life-hinges-on-forest/feed/ 0 On a Tiny Island, Searching for a Spitting Cobra http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/on-a-tiny-island-searching-for-a-spitting-cobra/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/on-a-tiny-island-searching-for-a-spitting-cobra/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22119 sunset, Atauro Island, Timor-LesteA special CI series: A fascinating speck of an island off Timor-Leste has never been formally studied — until now.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/on-a-tiny-island-searching-for-a-spitting-cobra/feed/ 0 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/ 1 Unlocking the Mystery of the Manta — Via Satellite http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/unlocking-the-mystery-of-the-manta-via-satellite/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/unlocking-the-mystery-of-the-manta-via-satellite/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22042 (© Conservation International/photo by Mark Erdmann)The more we learn about mantas, the better we can protect them — and the people they benefit.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/unlocking-the-mystery-of-the-manta-via-satellite/feed/ 3 Conservation Tools: How Drones Can Save Rainforests http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/conservation-tools-how-drones-can-save-rainforests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/conservation-tools-how-drones-can-save-rainforests/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22039 rangers learn to use conservation drones, SurinameDrones could revolutionize how effective we are at protecting Earth’s most valuable resources. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/conservation-tools-how-drones-can-save-rainforests/feed/ 0 Camera-trap Photo Contest: And the Winners Are… http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/camera-trap-photo-contest-and-the-winners-are/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/camera-trap-photo-contest-and-the-winners-are/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:57:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21994 Photo courtesy of the Wildlife Conservation Society and the TEAM NetworkThese remarkable images are teaching us lots about the health and value of tropical forests worldwide. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/camera-trap-photo-contest-and-the-winners-are/feed/ 0 What Camera Traps Reveal about How Colombian Communities Use Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21948 ocelot caught on camera trap, Curare, ColombiaOur research will measure the connections between ecosystem health and food security for rural villages.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/feed/ 2 ‘Million Dollar Hashtag’ Milestone Will Help CI and HP Listen to Tropical Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/million-dollar-hashtag-milestone-will-help-ci-and-hp-listen-to-tropical-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/million-dollar-hashtag-milestone-will-help-ci-and-hp-listen-to-tropical-forests/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21953 TEAM scientist Patricia Alvarez with harlequin beetle, PeruAn HP exec explains how the company's technology is enabling CI to listen — both to tropical forests and the social media conversation. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/million-dollar-hashtag-milestone-will-help-ci-and-hp-listen-to-tropical-forests/feed/ 3 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