Human Nature - Conservation International Blog http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:40:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 How a Filipina Activist Fights for Human Rights at the U.N. http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/how-a-filipina-activist-fights-for-human-rights-at-the-u-n/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/how-a-filipina-activist-fights-for-human-rights-at-the-u-n/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:38:26 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21319 Indigenous peoples in the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape, Panalingaan, Palawan, Philippines. (© Conservation International/photo by Lynn Tang)Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, first woman and the first person from a developing country to serve as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, has big plans for the next three years to give indigenous peoples a voice. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/how-a-filipina-activist-fights-for-human-rights-at-the-u-n/feed/ 0 Listening to the Forest Giants http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/listening-to-the-forest-giants/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/listening-to-the-forest-giants/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:18:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21264 redwoods, CaliforniaWe can learn a lot from redwood trees. Once timber sources, they are now national treasures.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/listening-to-the-forest-giants/feed/ 0 Hope for Conservation and Peace in the Korean Demilitarized Zone http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21263 Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis)Could a rebounding wilderness help build peace between the two Koreas?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/hope-for-conservation-and-peace-in-the-korean-demilitarized-zone/feed/ 2 What We Need from the World Parks Congress http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:27:44 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21299 A fishermen in Cape Range National Park, Western Australia. (© Jeff Yonover)Dr. Russ Mittermeier outlines three priorities for the 2014 World Parks Congress, which brings scientists, government representatives and conservationists together to discuss how best to protect the Earth’s most important lands and waters.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/what-we-need-from-the-world-parks-congress-2/feed/ 1 3 Steps to Save the World’s Water Supply http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-steps-to-save-the-worlds-water-supply/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-steps-to-save-the-worlds-water-supply/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21237 girl playing in river, GuyanaThe challenge is massive, but I firmly believe the global community can rise up to meet it. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-steps-to-save-the-worlds-water-supply/feed/ 2 Power through Handicrafts: Supporting Rural Women in Bolivia http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/power-through-handicrafts-supporting-rural-women-in-bolivia/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/power-through-handicrafts-supporting-rural-women-in-bolivia/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21241 Bolivian women showcase jipijapa hatsA women's group shows how entrepreneurship can impact the role women play in their communities. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/power-through-handicrafts-supporting-rural-women-in-bolivia/feed/ 0 3 Ways Conservation Efforts Can Promote Peace http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-ways-conservation-efforts-can-promote-peace/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-ways-conservation-efforts-can-promote-peace/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21211 Buddhist monks, BhutanJust as natural resource destruction has been linked to global conflict, protecting nature can serve as the bedrock for peaceful societies.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-ways-conservation-efforts-can-promote-peace/feed/ 0 Stop Treating Soil Like Dirt http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/stop-treating-soil-like-dirt/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/stop-treating-soil-like-dirt/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21216 boy makes seedling planters, TanzaniaWe've seen what can happen when people manage soil poorly. But have we learned our lesson?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/stop-treating-soil-like-dirt/feed/ 1 First-ever World Lemur Festival Celebrated in Madagascar http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/first-ever-world-lemur-festival-celebrated-in-madagascar/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/first-ever-world-lemur-festival-celebrated-in-madagascar/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21198 black-and-white ruffed lemur, MadagascarThe event aims to raise awareness about these unique animals, which are a major economic asset for their home country. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/first-ever-world-lemur-festival-celebrated-in-madagascar/feed/ 0 Not Just a Rock: Why You Need Coral Reefs http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/not-just-a-rock-why-you-need-coral-reefs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/not-just-a-rock-why-you-need-coral-reefs/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21184 http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/not-just-a-rock-why-you-need-coral-reefs/feed/ 4