Human Nature - Conservation International Blog http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:24:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 The EU’s Carbon Footprint Is Bigger Than You Think http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-eus-carbon-footprint-is-bigger-than-you-think/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-eus-carbon-footprint-is-bigger-than-you-think/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20243 cropland bordering rainforest, Iguacu National Park, BrazilSince 1990, the EU has massively increased its imports of carbon-intensive products.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-eus-carbon-footprint-is-bigger-than-you-think/feed/ 0 Women’s Collective Revitalizes Costa Rican Island Community http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/womens-collective-revitalizes-costa-rican-island-community/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/womens-collective-revitalizes-costa-rican-island-community/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20225 © Annette FishelWhen fish catch declined in their coastal town, these women were determined to find economic alternatives.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/womens-collective-revitalizes-costa-rican-island-community/feed/ 0 Why Palm Oil Isn’t the Enemy http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20191 oil palm fruit in MalaysiaIt’s where and how it’s grown that we need to change.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/feed/ 2 Assessing the Health of Brazil’s Ocean http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/assessing-the-health-of-brazils-ocean/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/assessing-the-health-of-brazils-ocean/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20173 Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilA new study provides a much-needed mechanism to understand and manage Brazil’s waters. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/assessing-the-health-of-brazils-ocean/feed/ 0 The New Face of Climate Change http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-new-face-of-climate-change/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-new-face-of-climate-change/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20160 children in MadagascarClimate change isn't happening in the distant future in a faraway place. It’s us. It’s now.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-new-face-of-climate-change/feed/ 1 Is There a Silver Lining to the New IPCC Climate Change Report? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-a-silver-lining-to-the-new-ipcc-climate-change-report/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-a-silver-lining-to-the-new-ipcc-climate-change-report/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20149 mangroves and coral reefs in Raja Ampat, IndonesiaWe are already living in the age of adaptation — and protecting nature may be the easiest way to do it.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-a-silver-lining-to-the-new-ipcc-climate-change-report/feed/ 5 Carnival Parade Celebrates Brazil’s Natural Treasures http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/carnival-parade-celebrates-brazils-natural-treasures/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/carnival-parade-celebrates-brazils-natural-treasures/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20123 ocean-themed flat at samba school Carnival parade, RioThis year’s samba school parade in Rio de Janeiro was about more than feathers and beads. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/carnival-parade-celebrates-brazils-natural-treasures/feed/ 0 Maasai Woman Inspires Change in Rural Kenya http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/maasai-woman-inspires-change-in-rural-kenya/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/maasai-woman-inspires-change-in-rural-kenya/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20109 Beatrice_THUMBAround the world, women like Beatrice are demonstrating the crucial role women play in making the world a better place.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/maasai-woman-inspires-change-in-rural-kenya/feed/ 0 Reducing Protection for Tasmanian Wilderness Would Be Bad News for Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/reducing-protection-for-tasmanian-wilderness-would-be-bad-news-for-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/reducing-protection-for-tasmanian-wilderness-would-be-bad-news-for-forests/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20079 temperate rainforest, AustraliaAustralia's prime minister thinks too much of the country's forest is "locked up" in protected areas. Here's why he's wrong.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/reducing-protection-for-tasmanian-wilderness-would-be-bad-news-for-forests/feed/ 1 Urban Jungle: No Forest, No Water for Mexico City http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-no-forest-no-water-for-mexico-city/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-no-forest-no-water-for-mexico-city/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20077 fig tree, Morelos, MexicoMexico's "Water Forest" provides water for 23 million people in one of the world's largest metropolitan areas.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-no-forest-no-water-for-mexico-city/feed/ 5