Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Science http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:39:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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 When We Explore the Deep Sea, We are Exploring for Our Own Survival http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:48:59 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20685 A diver explores the sea grass bed in Honduras. (© Joanne-Weston)We need to be able to explore, observe and learn about the oceans in their entirety in order to protect and conserve them effectively and to benefit humans.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/feed/ 1 How I Rediscovered the World Cup Mascot in the Wild http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/how-i-rediscovered-the-world-cup-mascot-in-the-wild/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/how-i-rediscovered-the-world-cup-mascot-in-the-wild/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:15:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20552 armadillo thumbnailSeveral attempts to rediscover the armadillo in nature had failed. I was the lucky one.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/how-i-rediscovered-the-world-cup-mascot-in-the-wild/feed/ 0 A Harrowing Journey in Search of Climate Clues http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/a-harrowing-journey-in-search-of-climate-clues/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/a-harrowing-journey-in-search-of-climate-clues/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20537 Paul Mayewski, Sanjayan in AndesTo retrieve ice cores, some climate scientists must go to the ends of the Earth. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/a-harrowing-journey-in-search-of-climate-clues/feed/ 0 Visiting the World’s Only Underwater Research Station http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/visiting-the-worlds-only-underwater-research-station/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/visiting-the-worlds-only-underwater-research-station/#comments Sun, 08 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20527 greg aquariusMission 31 shows how bold acts of exploration can bring attention to the plight of our oceans. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/visiting-the-worlds-only-underwater-research-station/feed/ 3 Assessing the Health of Brazil’s Ocean http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/assessing-the-health-of-brazils-ocean/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/assessing-the-health-of-brazils-ocean/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20173 Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilA new study provides a much-needed mechanism to understand and manage Brazil’s waters. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/assessing-the-health-of-brazils-ocean/feed/ 1