Human Nature - Conservation International Blog http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:45:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Are Wildlife Declines Fueling Slavery and Armed Conflict? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20807 A girl chops fish in Indonesia. (© ILO/Ferry Latief 2012)A new study reveals the impacts of species loss may reach further than we thought.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/are-wildlife-declines-fueling-slavery-and-armed-conflict/feed/ 0 Newly Discovered Whale Shark Population Brings Tourism Potential to Indonesian Communities http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/newly-discovered-whale-shark-population-brings-tourism-potential-to-indonesian-communities/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/newly-discovered-whale-shark-population-brings-tourism-potential-to-indonesian-communities/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20789 whale shark under fishing platform, IndonesiaThe more we know about the animals' behavior, the better we can help communities value and protect them.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/newly-discovered-whale-shark-population-brings-tourism-potential-to-indonesian-communities/feed/ 0 Global Policy Needed to Keep Sharks in Our Oceans http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20779 lemon shark in mangroveSharks don't recognize country borders. To protect them, we have to do more.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/global-policy-needed-to-keep-sharks-in-our-oceans/feed/ 2 Conservation Tools: Radar System Could be Instrumental in Protecting Sharks http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-radar-system-could-be-instrumental-in-protecting-sharks/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-radar-system-could-be-instrumental-in-protecting-sharks/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:08:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20763 http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-radar-system-could-be-instrumental-in-protecting-sharks/feed/ 0 3 Reasons Timorese Women Aren’t More Involved in Conservation Efforts http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20744 robella outsideThe latest post in our "Gender + Conservation" blog series shares some interesting findings in Timor-Leste.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/3-reasons-timorese-women-arent-more-involved-in-conservation-efforts/feed/ 1 Once a Marine Protected Area Is Created, What Happens Next? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20725 (© Conservation International/photo by Toby de Jong)In the Cook Islands, a former rugby star is working with rural villagers to shape the world’s second-largest MPA.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/once-a-marine-protected-area-is-created-what-happens-next/feed/ 0 Local Efforts, Global Change: Sustainable Agriculture in South Africa http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:52:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20714 A flower field, Succulent KarooIn the Namaqualand region of South Africa, goat and sheep farmers are adopting more sustainable grazing practices, efforts that could help shift the global attitude toward sustainability. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/local-efforts-global-change-sustainable-agriculture-in-south-africa/feed/ 1 Conservation Tools: Satellites Sound Fire Alarm in Tropical Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20671 A burning forest in Madagascar. (© Haroldo Castro)A grant from NASA will help Conservation International continue to develop Firecast, a groundbreaking tool that uses satellite imagery to detect fires and predict fire threats in critical forests. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/conservation-tools-satellites-sound-fire-alarm-in-tropical-forests/feed/ 1 When We Explore the Deep Sea, We are Exploring for Our Own Survival http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:48:59 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20685 A diver explores the sea grass bed in Honduras. (© Joanne-Weston)We need to be able to explore, observe and learn about the oceans in their entirety in order to protect and conserve them effectively and to benefit humans.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/when-we-explore-the-deep-sea-we-are-exploring-for-our-own-survival/feed/ 1 8 Nature Books You Should Read This Summer http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/8-nature-books-you-should-read-this-summer/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/8-nature-books-you-should-read-this-summer/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:55:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20668 ghost crab, Costa RicaCI staff shares some of their favorite books about the natural world and humanity's role in it. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/07/8-nature-books-you-should-read-this-summer/feed/ 0