Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Special Events 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 Happened in Lima: Are We on Track for a Global Climate Change Agreement by 2015? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-happened-in-lima-are-we-on-track-for-a-global-climate-change-agreement-by-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-happened-in-lima-are-we-on-track-for-a-global-climate-change-agreement-by-2015/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21430 brush fire, AustraliaCI's Shyla Raghav weighs in on progress — and lack thereof — at the U.N. climate talks. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-happened-in-lima-are-we-on-track-for-a-global-climate-change-agreement-by-2015/feed/ 0 For Effective Climate Change Action, Indigenous Voices Must Be Heard http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/for-effective-climate-change-action-indigenous-voices-must-be-heard/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/for-effective-climate-change-action-indigenous-voices-must-be-heard/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21400 women in Konashen Community-Owned Conservation Area, GuyanaThe bigger the role indigenous peoples have in global climate change negotiations, the better off we all may be.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/for-effective-climate-change-action-indigenous-voices-must-be-heard/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 Hope for Conservation and Peace in the Korean Demilitarized Zone http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21263 Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis)Could a rebounding wilderness help build peace between the two Koreas?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/feed/ 2 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 First-ever World Lemur Festival Celebrated in Madagascar http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/first-ever-world-lemur-festival-celebrated-in-madagascar/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/first-ever-world-lemur-festival-celebrated-in-madagascar/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21198 black-and-white ruffed lemur, MadagascarThe event aims to raise awareness about these unique animals, which are a major economic asset for their home country. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/first-ever-world-lemur-festival-celebrated-in-madagascar/feed/ 0 The Global Cost of Protecting Biodiversity? Less Than You Think http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21030 tigerThe price may sound impossibly high, but it’s absolutely doable — and necessary. Here’s why.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-global-cost-of-protecting-biodiversity-less-than-you-think/feed/ 0 A Big Week for Climate Change — But Is It Enough? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/a-big-week-for-climate-change-but-is-it-enough/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/a-big-week-for-climate-change-but-is-it-enough/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21011 people's climate march, New York CityOne expert gives her take on this week's top climate change stories.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/a-big-week-for-climate-change-but-is-it-enough/feed/ 4 Aboard the Hokule‘a: Sailboats, Small Islands and the Stewardship of Nature http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/aboard-the-hokulea-sailboats-small-islands-and-the-stewardship-of-nature/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/aboard-the-hokulea-sailboats-small-islands-and-the-stewardship-of-nature/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20912 photo courtesy of Greg StoneCI's Greg Stone arrived in style to an important gathering of small island developing states in Samoa. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/aboard-the-hokulea-sailboats-small-islands-and-the-stewardship-of-nature/feed/ 1 Small Farms, Large Stakes: Climate Change and Smallholder Farmers http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20503 Farmer in Tanzania. Smallholder farmers are estimated to represent 85% of the world's farms and provide over 80% of the food consumed in the developing world. (© Benjamin Drummond)The impacts of climate change on smallholders will likely have enormous consequences for all of us.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/feed/ 2