Human Nature - Conservation International Blog http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:07:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Restoring Hawaiian Fishponds Important Step toward Seafood Security http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20846 fisherman, HawaiiNone of Hawai'i's 400 traditional fishponds have been fully rebuilt — but we're making the process easier.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/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 ‘WildLeaks’ Encrypted Website Protects Wildlife Crime Whistle-blowers http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/wildleaks-encrypted-website-protects-wildlife-crime-whistle-blowers/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/wildleaks-encrypted-website-protects-wildlife-crime-whistle-blowers/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20817 gibbon rescued from illegal wildlife trade, CambodiaTo fight the illegal wildlife trade, ensuring the safety of those who want to help is crucial.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/wildleaks-encrypted-website-protects-wildlife-crime-whistle-blowers/feed/ 0 Are Wildlife Declines Fueling Slavery and Armed Conflict? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20807 A girl chops fish in Indonesia. (© ILO/Ferry Latief 2012)A new study reveals the impacts of species loss may reach further than we thought.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/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/ 1 Global Policy Needed to Keep Sharks in Our Oceans http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20779 lemon shark in mangroveSharks don't recognize country borders. To protect them, we have to do more.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/feed/ 2 Conservation Tools: Radar System Could be Instrumental in Protecting Sharks http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-radar-system-could-be-instrumental-in-protecting-sharks/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-radar-system-could-be-instrumental-in-protecting-sharks/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:08:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20763 http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-radar-system-could-be-instrumental-in-protecting-sharks/feed/ 0 3 Reasons Timorese Women Aren’t More Involved in Conservation Efforts http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20744 robella outsideThe latest post in our "Gender + Conservation" blog series shares some interesting findings in Timor-Leste.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/feed/ 1 Once a Marine Protected Area Is Created, What Happens Next? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20725 (© Conservation International/photo by Toby de Jong)In the Cook Islands, a former rugby star is working with rural villagers to shape the world’s second-largest MPA.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/feed/ 0 Local Efforts, Global Change: Sustainable Agriculture in South Africa http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:52:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20714 A flower field, Succulent KarooIn the Namaqualand region of South Africa, goat and sheep farmers are adopting more sustainable grazing practices, efforts that could help shift the global attitude toward sustainability. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/feed/ 2