Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Science http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:40:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 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/ 1 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/ 1 What We Need from the World Parks Congress http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:27:44 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21299 A fishermen in Cape Range National Park, Western Australia. (© Jeff Yonover)Dr. Russ Mittermeier outlines three priorities for the 2014 World Parks Congress, which brings scientists, government representatives and conservationists together to discuss how best to protect the Earth’s most important lands and waters.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/feed/ 1 50 Years of the IUCN Red List: Inspiring Conservation Action http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/50-years-of-the-iucn-red-list-inspiring-conservation-action/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/50-years-of-the-iucn-red-list-inspiring-conservation-action/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21133 Green-winged macaw in Brazil. (© Luciano Candisani/iLCP)Russ Mittermeier reflects on how our growing collection of species data has transformed how we approach conservation.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/50-years-of-the-iucn-red-list-inspiring-conservation-action/feed/ 1 Despite Its Remoteness, Antarctica’s Health Matters http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/despite-its-remoteness-antarcticas-health-matters/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/despite-its-remoteness-antarcticas-health-matters/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:01:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21016 iceberg in Paradise Harbor, AntarcticaWe have to tread cautiously in this forbidding but fragile region. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/despite-its-remoteness-antarcticas-health-matters/feed/ 0 Conservation Tools: Africa’s Tech Boom Could Aid Farmers, Sustain Ecosystems http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-africas-tech-boom-could-aid-farmers-sustain-ecosystems/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-africas-tech-boom-could-aid-farmers-sustain-ecosystems/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20828 GPS device, TanzaniaA new partnership will lead to better data and decisions — for people and for nature.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-africas-tech-boom-could-aid-farmers-sustain-ecosystems/feed/ 0 Newly Discovered Whale Shark Population Brings Tourism Potential to Indonesian Communities http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/newly-discovered-whale-shark-population-brings-tourism-potential-to-indonesian-communities/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/newly-discovered-whale-shark-population-brings-tourism-potential-to-indonesian-communities/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20789 whale shark under fishing platform, IndonesiaThe more we know about the animals' behavior, the better we can help communities value and protect them.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/newly-discovered-whale-shark-population-brings-tourism-potential-to-indonesian-communities/feed/ 2 Conservation Tools: Satellites Sound Fire Alarm in Tropical Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20671 A burning forest in Madagascar. (© Haroldo Castro)A grant from NASA will help Conservation International continue to develop Firecast, a groundbreaking tool that uses satellite imagery to detect fires and predict fire threats in critical forests. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/feed/ 1