Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Science Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 26 May 2015 19:34:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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.]]> 0 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. ]]> 1 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. ]]> 0 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. ]]> 0 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 ‘Million Dollar Hashtag’ Milestone Will Help CI and HP Listen to Tropical Forests Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 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. ]]> 3 Ridge-to-reef Conservation Takes Hold on Hawaiian Island of Lāna‘i Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 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. ]]> 0 How Camera-trap Data Can Help Us Predict Earthquakes Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 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. ]]> 2