Human Nature - Conservation International Blog Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:20:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What the environmental movement can learn from anti-smoking ads Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:00:30 +0000 This magazine advertisement was part of the American Legacy Foundation's "Truth" campaign to change attitudes about smoking in the early 2000s. (© Sean Dockery/Truth Campaign via Flickr Creative Commons)To truly move the needle toward a culture of sustainability, we need the equivalent of the youth anti-smoking campaign. ]]> 1 From rice to shrimp: How one unlikely crustacean is helping to save the Amazon Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:14:03 +0000 Shrimp farming in rice paddies, San Martin, Peru. (© Conservation International/photo by Alejandra Naganoma)In the Peruvian rainforest, CI and partners are changing the way shrimp is raised — and helping farmers produce more food without clearing more trees. ]]> 2 Making the Links: August 2015 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 A giant panda at the Bifengxia Panda Reserve in China. (© Martha de Jong-Lantink)From disaster technology to newborn panda cubs, these news stories give us insight on links between people and planet. ]]> 0 Animals without borders: The challenge of protecting our oceans Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000 humpback whale calf, HawaiiIn order to conserve these extraordinary species, we need to start thinking and acting beyond the boundaries on our maps.]]> 0 Bracing for the biggest El Niño on record: How climate change is upping the ante Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 humpback whale breaching in Monterey BayThanks to climate change impacts, species and ecosystems may have less time to recover from El Niño. Will this threaten their survival?]]> 2 4 things conservation scientists sometimes forget Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:42:00 +0000 entomologist collects moths from fur of three-toed sloth in GuyanaThe International Congress of Conservation Biology brought together 2,000 conservationists to exchange ideas. Here are my biggest takeaways. ]]> 2 Of Monterey and men: How a Great American author ushered in age of ecology Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 sea otter, CaliforniaTide pools influenced the philosophy behind Steinbeck's best-known novels. They also changed the way people thought about nature. ]]> 2 3 ways Brazil’s environmental decisions affect the world Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Christ the Redeemer statue lit with green lights for Brazil launch of Nature Is SpeakingBrazil is at a crossroads, and the path its leaders choose will be felt beyond the country’s borders. ]]> 9 Dead or alive: The value of an elephant Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 CI_ElephantInfographic_finalOn World Elephant Day, here’s a look at how elephants are a crucial element not just of ecosystems but of economies.]]> 5 The death of Cecil: A turning point for wildlife? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:00:15 +0000 Portrait, male lion at sunriseNot every killing, legal or otherwise, gets this kind of attention.]]> 29