Human Nature - Conservation International Blog http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:53:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Cambodia’s ‘Giving Tree’ Makes Life Possible in Floating Villages http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/cambodias-giving-tree-makes-life-possible-in-floating-villages/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/cambodias-giving-tree-makes-life-possible-in-floating-villages/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20966 fisherman and raing trees in CambodiaOne species fishing villages depend on the most is not a fish, but a tree.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/cambodias-giving-tree-makes-life-possible-in-floating-villages/feed/ 0 In Guyana’s Indigenous Villages, Gender, Livelihoods and Nature Intersect http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-guyanas-indigenous-villages-gender-livelihoods-and-nature-intersect/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-guyanas-indigenous-villages-gender-livelihoods-and-nature-intersect/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20910 Kanuku Mountains, GuyanaIn the Rupununi region, development could destroy traditional livelihoods — or help save them.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-guyanas-indigenous-villages-gender-livelihoods-and-nature-intersect/feed/ 1 In Pacific Islands, Tomorrow’s Leaders Must Act Today http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-pacific-islands-tomorrows-leaders-must-act-today/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-pacific-islands-tomorrows-leaders-must-act-today/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20925 Boy jumps into water in the Cook Islands. (© Toby de Jong)CI intern Danita Strickland writes about her experience speaking about protecting oceans and biodiversity at a youth forum at the U.N.'s International Conference on Small Island Developing States. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/in-pacific-islands-tomorrows-leaders-must-act-today/feed/ 0 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/ 0 The Story of Indonesia’s Ciliwung River — Upstream and Down http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/the-story-of-indonesias-ciliwung-river-upstream-and-down/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/the-story-of-indonesias-ciliwung-river-upstream-and-down/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20891 © Jessica ScrantonJakarta is facing the perfect storm of water issues. Here's what CI is doing about it. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/09/the-story-of-indonesias-ciliwung-river-upstream-and-down/feed/ 0 Tanzania Announces Plan to Fight Climate Impacts on Agriculture http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/tanzania-announces-plan-to-fight-climate-impacts-on-agriculture/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/tanzania-announces-plan-to-fight-climate-impacts-on-agriculture/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20879 woman harvests eggplant, TanzaniaVital Signs data will help Tanzania's people, crops and ecosystems stay healthy and productive in the face of various threats. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/tanzania-announces-plan-to-fight-climate-impacts-on-agriculture/feed/ 0 How Cloud Forests Support Global Energy Security http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/how-cloud-forests-support-global-energy-security/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/how-cloud-forests-support-global-energy-security/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20866 Cloud forest in Haiti. (© Robin Moore)Droughts have led to power outages in parts of the tropics. Here's how cloud forests can help.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/how-cloud-forests-support-global-energy-security/feed/ 1 Getting Energy Prices Right — for a Cooler, Healthier Planet http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/getting-energy-prices-right-for-a-cooler-healthier-planet/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/getting-energy-prices-right-for-a-cooler-healthier-planet/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20856 oil refinery, United StatesA recent IMF statement reflects a critical shift in the global understanding of our economic system. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/getting-energy-prices-right-for-a-cooler-healthier-planet/feed/ 0 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