Human Nature - Conservation International Blog http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:03:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The Rainforest Speaks — and Costa Rica Listens http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-rainforest-speaks-and-costa-rica-listens/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-rainforest-speaks-and-costa-rica-listens/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21171 rainforest, Chiapas, MexicoMy country can be a powerful model for countries that still aren't listening to what their rainforests have to say.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/the-rainforest-speaks-and-costa-rica-listens/feed/ 1 New Legislation Helps Communities Benefit from Botanical Treasures http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/new-legislation-helps-communities-benefit-from-botanical-treasures/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/new-legislation-helps-communities-benefit-from-botanical-treasures/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21162 woman holds medicinal root in Malaysian forestHistorically, communities have rarely benefited from the use of their natural resources by the outside world — until now.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/new-legislation-helps-communities-benefit-from-botanical-treasures/feed/ 0 7 Wild Species We Must Protect to Feed the World http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/7-wild-species-we-must-protect-to-feed-the-world/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/7-wild-species-we-must-protect-to-feed-the-world/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21145 woman at market in BhutanOne more reason to be concerned about extinction trends? Everything you eat was once a wild species. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/7-wild-species-we-must-protect-to-feed-the-world/feed/ 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 10 Things You’d Miss If the Ocean Called It Quits http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/10-things-youd-miss-if-the-ocean-called-it-quits/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/10-things-youd-miss-if-the-ocean-called-it-quits/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21121 polluted beach in HaitiWhat if the ocean stopped providing the generous benefits it’s given us for all of human history? ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/10-things-youd-miss-if-the-ocean-called-it-quits/feed/ 2 Raiders of the Corn: Reducing Human-monkey Conflict in the Indian Himalaya http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/raiders-of-the-corn-reducing-human-monkey-conflict-in-the-indian-himalaya/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/raiders-of-the-corn-reducing-human-monkey-conflict-in-the-indian-himalaya/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21018 (© Himalayan Langur Project)How a team of researchers is working with communities to protect farmers' crops — and the animals that are destroying them.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/raiders-of-the-corn-reducing-human-monkey-conflict-in-the-indian-himalaya/feed/ 2 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 Human Rights Protection Critical for Conservation Success http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/human-rights-protection-critical-for-conservation-success/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/human-rights-protection-critical-for-conservation-success/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21086 ci_73193587_cropped_thumbMany human rights violations slip under the radar of major news outlets, despite their profound impact on communities (and ecosystems). ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/human-rights-protection-critical-for-conservation-success/feed/ 0 Nature Is Speaking — Is Humanity Listening? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/nature-is-speaking-is-humanity-listening/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/nature-is-speaking-is-humanity-listening/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21052 A Bolivian boy examines a long-horned beetle. (© Trond Larsen)Protecting nature in a bubble is not the answer. People must benefit more from keeping nature intact than from destroying it. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/nature-is-speaking-is-humanity-listening/feed/ 1 To Protect Madagascar’s Forests, Men and Women Play Different Roles http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/to-protect-madagascars-forests-men-and-women-play-different-roles/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/to-protect-madagascars-forests-men-and-women-play-different-roles/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21055 women farmers in MadagascarThis week, our "Gender + Conservation" blog series visits rural Madagascar. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/to-protect-madagascars-forests-men-and-women-play-different-roles/feed/ 0