Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Science http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:55:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 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/ 0 Success of Marine Protected Areas Depends on These 5 Things http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/success-of-marine-protected-areas-depends-on-these-5-things/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/success-of-marine-protected-areas-depends-on-these-5-things/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19932 rainbow in front of Cocos IslandA new study examines why MPAs like Cocos Island are so rich in marine life.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/success-of-marine-protected-areas-depends-on-these-5-things/feed/ 1 ‘Big Data’ Is an Investment in Nature — and Human Well-being http://blog.conservation.org/2013/12/big-data-is-an-investment-in-nature-and-human-well-being/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/12/big-data-is-an-investment-in-nature-and-human-well-being/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19746 setting up camera trap in Udzungwa National Park, TanzaniaA new partnership will revolutionize the way we monitor, report and understand the health of ecosystems.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/12/big-data-is-an-investment-in-nature-and-human-well-being/feed/ 4 Manta Ray Research Boosts Smart Policies and Ecotourism in Indonesia http://blog.conservation.org/2013/12/manta-ray-research-boosts-smart-policies-and-ecotourism-in-indonesia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/12/manta-ray-research-boosts-smart-policies-and-ecotourism-in-indonesia/#comments Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19682 installing a manta ray ID camera in Raja Ampat, IndonesiaGuest blogger Shawn Heinrichs shares tales — and stunning photos — from a recent manta ray expedition.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/12/manta-ray-research-boosts-smart-policies-and-ecotourism-in-indonesia/feed/ 6 Helping Nature Help People at a Brazilian Historical Landmark http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/helping-nature-help-people-at-a-brazilian-historical-landmark/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/helping-nature-help-people-at-a-brazilian-historical-landmark/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:17:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19591 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.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/helping-nature-help-people-at-a-brazilian-historical-landmark/feed/ 1 Wildlife Survey Reveals Precarious State of New Caledonia’s Ecosystems http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/wildlife-survey-reveals-precarious-state-of-new-caledonias-ecosystems/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/wildlife-survey-reveals-precarious-state-of-new-caledonias-ecosystems/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=14283 ci_68834966_croppedInvasive species are destroying local subsistence crops, leading people to migrate to urban areas. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/wildlife-survey-reveals-precarious-state-of-new-caledonias-ecosystems/feed/ 2 From Gut Feeling to Science: Ocean Health Index Releases Annual Scores http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/from-gut-feeling-to-science-ocean-health-index-releases-annual-scores/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/from-gut-feeling-to-science-ocean-health-index-releases-annual-scores/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19398 coral reef in PhilippinesThe proof is in the numbers: Our use of many marine resources is simply unsustainable. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/from-gut-feeling-to-science-ocean-health-index-releases-annual-scores/feed/ 3 Taking Nature’s Pulse in Tanzania’s Breadbasket http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/taking-natures-pulse-in-tanzanias-breadbasket/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/taking-natures-pulse-in-tanzanias-breadbasket/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19284 preparing soil sample, Mikumi National Park, TanzaniaAs Vital Signs expands, we are gathering exciting data about the connections between agriculture, ecosystems and people.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/taking-natures-pulse-in-tanzanias-breadbasket/feed/ 0 New Initiative in Amazon Aims to Incorporate Nature’s Value into Peruvian Economy http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/new-initiative-in-amazon-aims-to-incorporate-natures-value-into-peruvian-economy/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/new-initiative-in-amazon-aims-to-incorporate-natures-value-into-peruvian-economy/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19185 macaw in PeruThis exciting project will help us better understand how ecosystems support healthy economies.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/new-initiative-in-amazon-aims-to-incorporate-natures-value-into-peruvian-economy/feed/ 3 Newest ‘Walking’ Shark Heralds Brighter Future for Indonesia’s Sharks and Rays http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/newest-walking-shark-heralds-brighter-future-for-indonesias-sharks-and-rays/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/newest-walking-shark-heralds-brighter-future-for-indonesias-sharks-and-rays/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:27:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19160 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.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/newest-walking-shark-heralds-brighter-future-for-indonesias-sharks-and-rays/feed/ 41