Human Nature - Conservation International Blog http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:38:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 To Protect Rhinos, There’s No Room for Gray Area http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/to-protect-rhinos-theres-no-room-for-gray-area/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/to-protect-rhinos-theres-no-room-for-gray-area/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21444 Portrait, RhinoI believe a total ban on the sale of rhino horn is essential — both for their future and for ours. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/to-protect-rhinos-theres-no-room-for-gray-area/feed/ 0 What Happened in Lima: Are We on Track for a Global Climate Change Agreement by 2015? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-happened-in-lima-are-we-on-track-for-a-global-climate-change-agreement-by-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-happened-in-lima-are-we-on-track-for-a-global-climate-change-agreement-by-2015/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21430 brush fire, AustraliaCI's Shyla Raghav weighs in on progress — and lack thereof — at the U.N. climate talks. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-happened-in-lima-are-we-on-track-for-a-global-climate-change-agreement-by-2015/feed/ 0 Lobsters, Conflict and the ‘Invisible’ Work of Women in Coastal Ecuador http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/lobsters-conflict-and-the-invisible-work-of-women-in-coastal-ecuador/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/lobsters-conflict-and-the-invisible-work-of-women-in-coastal-ecuador/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21388 family in coastal EcuadorThe latest blog in our "Gender + Conservation" series comes from Ecuador's Galera-San Francisco Marine Reserve.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/lobsters-conflict-and-the-invisible-work-of-women-in-coastal-ecuador/feed/ 0 For Effective Climate Change Action, Indigenous Voices Must Be Heard http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/for-effective-climate-change-action-indigenous-voices-must-be-heard/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/for-effective-climate-change-action-indigenous-voices-must-be-heard/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21400 women in Konashen Community-Owned Conservation Area, GuyanaThe bigger the role indigenous peoples have in global climate change negotiations, the better off we all may be.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/for-effective-climate-change-action-indigenous-voices-must-be-heard/feed/ 0 What Does Climate Science Look Like? Here’s One Example http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-does-climate-science-look-like-heres-one-example/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-does-climate-science-look-like-heres-one-example/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21390 Patricia Alvarez measures a tree, PeruPatricia Alvarez is one of many scientists sharing their research at the U.N. climate talks in Lima. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/what-does-climate-science-look-like-heres-one-example/feed/ 0 The Forest that Fights Climate Change http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/the-forest-that-fights-climate-change/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/the-forest-that-fights-climate-change/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21374 Aerial view of Guyana's Essequibo River and surrounding forest. (© Pete Oxford/iLCP)As climate change negotiators gather in Peru, tropical forest protection must be on the agenda.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/the-forest-that-fights-climate-change/feed/ 1 How Nature Inspires and Transforms Us All http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/how-nature-inspires-and-transforms-us-all/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/how-nature-inspires-and-transforms-us-all/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:18:48 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21351 A hummingbird hovers over flowers on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean. Around 30% of what we eat and drink depends directly on pollinators.  (© Conservation International/photo by Sterling Zumbrunn)For people to thrive, we need to conserve not just the tangible benefits nature provides, but also the inspiration, wonder and awe by which nature transforms us all. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/how-nature-inspires-and-transforms-us-all/feed/ 0 3 Reasons to Be Thankful for Coral Reefs http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-coral-reefs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-coral-reefs/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:26:53 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21332 Vibrant coral reef with red fan coral and anthius, in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape. (© Conservation International/photo by Sterling Zumbrunn)Something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: coral reefs. They're so much more than a rock. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/3-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-coral-reefs/feed/ 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