Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Science Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:25:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Connections and contradictions grow in Mexico’s ‘Water Forest’ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 SONY DSCMexico City needs this forest -- but do we know how to save it?]]> 4 Dispatch from Atauro: Search for Species Raises More Questions Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Timor-Leste RAP team on boatWhen it comes to species research on this small Timor-Leste island, this expedition was just the beginning. ]]> 0 Dispatch from Atauro: Night Hikes, Bat Caves and a Trove of New Species Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:33:59 +0000 This unidentified species of shrew is the first shrew ever recorded on Atauro Island, an unexpected discovery for the CI team. Only one other shrew had ever been found in all of Timor-Leste in the last century. (© Conservation International/photo by David Emmett)A CI expedition finds a trove of unexpected discoveries — and more reasons to protect nature at a potential tourist destination.]]> 0 Dispatch from Atauro: On Arid Island, Life Hinges on Forest Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 CI team in forest of Atauro Island, Timor-LesteSearch for species continues in a place where life subsists precariously on a trickle of water.]]> 2 On a Tiny Island, Searching for a Spitting Cobra Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 sunset, Atauro Island, Timor-LesteA special CI series: A fascinating speck of an island off Timor-Leste has never been formally studied — until now.]]> 0 Why Do We Need Species? Fighting Climate Change, for One Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000 common dwarf salamander, GuatemalaEvery day we learn more about just how crucial species are for human well-being. ]]> 7 Unlocking the Mystery of the Manta — Via Satellite Thu, 14 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 (© Conservation International/photo by Mark Erdmann)The more we learn about mantas, the better we can protect them — and the people they benefit.]]> 3 Conservation Tools: How Drones Can Save Rainforests Wed, 13 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 rangers learn to use conservation drones, SurinameDrones could revolutionize how effective we are at protecting Earth’s most valuable resources. ]]> 2 Camera-trap Photo Contest: And the Winners Are… Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:57:00 +0000 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. ]]> 2 What Camera Traps Reveal about How Colombian Communities Use Forests Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 ocelot caught on camera trap, Curare, ColombiaOur research will measure the connections between ecosystem health and food security for rural villages.]]> 2