Human Nature - Conservation International Blog http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:55:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Ocean Health Is Human Health http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/ocean-health-is-human-health/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/ocean-health-is-human-health/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20262 fisherman in BeninMany attendees of the Global Oceans Action Summit are taking key steps to protect the largest place on Earth. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/ocean-health-is-human-health/feed/ 0 Companies Place Greater Value on Natural Capital http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/companies-place-greater-value-on-natural-capital/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/companies-place-greater-value-on-natural-capital/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20254 coffee farm in Chiapas, MexicoEnvironmental economist Pavan Sukhdev has noticed a promising trend in the business sector.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/companies-place-greater-value-on-natural-capital/feed/ 0 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/ 6 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/ 7 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