Human Nature - Conservation International Blog http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:08:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 From rice to shrimp: How one unlikely crustacean is helping to save the Amazon http://blog.conservation.org/2015/09/from-rice-to-shrimp-how-one-unlikely-crustacean-is-helping-to-save-the-amazon/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/09/from-rice-to-shrimp-how-one-unlikely-crustacean-is-helping-to-save-the-amazon/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:14:03 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22791 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. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/09/from-rice-to-shrimp-how-one-unlikely-crustacean-is-helping-to-save-the-amazon/feed/ 0 Making the Links: August 2015 http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/making-the-links-august-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/making-the-links-august-2015/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22767 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. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/making-the-links-august-2015/feed/ 0 Animals without borders: The challenge of protecting our oceans http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/animals-without-borders-the-challenge-of-protecting-our-oceans/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/animals-without-borders-the-challenge-of-protecting-our-oceans/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22735 humpback whale calf, HawaiiIn order to conserve these extraordinary species, we need to start thinking and acting beyond the boundaries on our maps.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/animals-without-borders-the-challenge-of-protecting-our-oceans/feed/ 0 Bracing for the biggest El Niño on record: How climate change is upping the ante http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/bracing-for-the-biggest-el-nino-on-record-how-climate-change-is-upping-the-ante/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/bracing-for-the-biggest-el-nino-on-record-how-climate-change-is-upping-the-ante/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22755 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?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/bracing-for-the-biggest-el-nino-on-record-how-climate-change-is-upping-the-ante/feed/ 2 4 things conservation scientists sometimes forget http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/4-things-conservation-scientists-sometimes-forget/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/4-things-conservation-scientists-sometimes-forget/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:42:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22738 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. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/4-things-conservation-scientists-sometimes-forget/feed/ 2 Of Monterey and men: How a Great American author ushered in age of ecology http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/of-monterey-and-men-how-a-great-american-author-ushered-in-age-of-ecology/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/of-monterey-and-men-how-a-great-american-author-ushered-in-age-of-ecology/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22717 sea otter, CaliforniaTide pools influenced the philosophy behind Steinbeck's best-known novels. They also changed the way people thought about nature. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/of-monterey-and-men-how-a-great-american-author-ushered-in-age-of-ecology/feed/ 2 3 ways Brazil’s environmental decisions affect the world http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/3-ways-brazils-environmental-decisions-impact-the-world/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/3-ways-brazils-environmental-decisions-impact-the-world/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22700 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. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/3-ways-brazils-environmental-decisions-impact-the-world/feed/ 9 Dead or alive: The value of an elephant http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/dead-or-alive-the-value-of-an-elephant/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/dead-or-alive-the-value-of-an-elephant/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22677 CI_ElephantInfographic_finalOn World Elephant Day, here’s a look at how elephants are a crucial element not just of ecosystems but of economies.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/dead-or-alive-the-value-of-an-elephant/feed/ 5 The death of Cecil: A turning point for wildlife? http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/the-death-of-cecil-a-turning-point-for-wildlife/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/the-death-of-cecil-a-turning-point-for-wildlife/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:00:15 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22661 Portrait, male lion at sunriseNot every killing, legal or otherwise, gets this kind of attention.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/the-death-of-cecil-a-turning-point-for-wildlife/feed/ 28 Hatch and release: Can turtle tourism save a species in Cambodia? http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/hatch-and-release-can-turtle-tourism-save-a-species-in-cambodia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/hatch-and-release-can-turtle-tourism-save-a-species-in-cambodia/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:43:54 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22638 A young Cantor's giant softshell turtle, Mekong Turtle Conservation Center, Cambodia (© Kristin Harrison & Jeremy Ginsberg)Releasing an endangered freshwater turtle into one of Southeast Asia’s most important rivers is an exhilarating experience for a growing number of tourists. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/hatch-and-release-can-turtle-tourism-save-a-species-in-cambodia/feed/ 0