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Conservationist Killed in Costa Rica, Where Illegal Wildlife +...

A leatherback turtle camouflages her nest on Trinidad’s Grand Riviere beach. (© Rod Mast)<p>The direct connections between conservation, security and …

For Global Marine Life, A Much-Needed Checkup – Human Nature -...

<i>We know our oceans are in trouble, but we’re not sure just how much. Leading up to World Oceans Day on June 8th, this week we’re spotlighting how</i> …

Q&A with Nan Hauser, Whale Wonder Woman – Human Nature -...

<i>Leading up to World Oceans Day on June 8th, this week we’re spotlighting how some of our staff and partners are using science to assess the health of</i> …

World Oceans Day Means Business – Human Nature

Tuna fishing boat in Manta, Ecuador. CI works with fishers and government agencies in Ecuador to support sustainable fishing practices, building upon …

Governor of Amapá Talks Green Development in Brazil – Human Nature...

<i>Still largely covered by intact forests, the state of Amap</i><i>á in the Brazilian Amazon has been making great strides in sustainable development.</i></i> …

Timor-Leste Ratifies UN Convention on the Law of the Sea – Human...

With more than 7 billion people on Earth, it may seem like nearly every figurative corner of the world is occupied. So it may surprise you to learn …

Pursuing Responsible Mining in Liberia

The oldest republic in Africa, Liberia is a country rich in natural resources, including water, forests, wildlife and minerals. In recent years, …

The Rocky Road to Warsaw – Human Nature

The recent news that the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) — the most significant greenhouse gas contributing to climate change — in the Earth’s …

Putting South Suriname on the Map – Human Nature

How can remote Surinamese communities living deep in the rainforest protect their livelihoods? One way may be through a surprising activity: <b>making</b> …

Obama’s Climate Action Plan Acknowledges Role of Nature in...

On Tuesday, United States President Barack Obama laid out his Climate Action Plan in Washington, D.C. His <b>much-talked-about speech on the steps of</b> …

Colombian Communities Shift From Sea Turtle Predators to Guardians...

<i>The tragic</i> <i>murder of</i> <i>Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval</i> <i>earlier this month saddened all of us in the conservation community.</i> …

The Sea of My Childhood — and Its Uncertain Future – Human Nature...

<i>This post was originally published on Race for the Baltic.</i><p>As the summer kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere, the beach is increasingly on many …

An Action Plan to Save One of the World’s Strangest Mammals –...

Last week, 50 scientists gathered in Singapore to discuss the <b>future of a highly endangered genus of mammals: the pangolin</b>. Not much is known of these …

Fighting Off the Desert in South Africa’s Succulent Karoo – Human...

Quiver tree in western South Africa’s Succulent Karoo. (© CI/photo by John Martin)<p>To this day, the thought of drought raises the hair on my neck. It …

5 Ways Nature Can Help Us Meet the Population Challenge – Human...

Dense traffic and crowds in Antananarivo, Madagascar. As global population increases, cities will expand as well, requiring more natural resources …

Reducing Global Plastic Use Is Key to Fight Ocean Pollution –...

Children play on the litter-strewn beach off Jacmel, Haiti. (© Robin Moore)<p>By now you’ve likely heard about the so-called “<b>Great Pacific Garbage …

5 Years Later, Peruvian Farmers Reveal New Attitudes Toward Forest...

Deforestation pressure from small-scale agriculture in Peru’s Alto Mayo region is being reduced through innovative livelihood programs like CI’s …

15 Newly Discovered Birds Showcase Uniqueness of Amazonia – Human...

<i>In the newest volume of the “Handbook of the Birds of the World,” scientists announced the discovery of 15 bird species new to science — including</i> …

New Site Chosen for Colombian Town Destroyed by Landslide – Human...

<i>Last year, Leo Sáenz</i> <i>blogged about Gramalote</i><i>, a town in northeastern Colombia that was buried under a massive mudslide in 2010, triggered by the</i> …

Bush Dog Caught on Camera in Brazil – Human...

<i>“Conservation Tools” is Human Nature’s new blog series that aims to spotlight how cutting-edge technology is helping scientists explore and protect</i> …

12 Nature Books to Read This Summer: CI Staff Picks – Human Nature...

August marks the peak of summer vacation season for much of the Northern Hemisphere. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that people often flock to the …

5 Things You Didn’t Know Sharks Do For You – Human Nature -...

<i>Editor’s Note: This post was updated on July 21, 2017.</i> <i>In honor of Shark Week 2017, which kicks off July 23 on the Discovery Channel, we’re sharing</i> …

A Conversation with Boris Worm, Marine Biologist + Shark Advocate...

A man holds a pile of shark fins in Mexico. It’s been estimated that people kill at least 100 million sharks every year, largely for the shark fin …

Timor-Leste Fish Survey Will Help Create Sustainable Fisheries –...

<i>CI recently supported a joint National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Coral Triangle Support Partnership fish biomass survey along the</i> …

10 Indigenous Peoples’ Victories to Celebrate – Human Nature -...

For thousands of years, indigenous peoples have been the stewards of the lands and waters where they live. As the world struggles to protect vital …

Remembering Two Field Biology Pioneers – Human Nature -...

Ted Parker (left) and Al Gentry in a helicopter in Ecuador. (© CI/photo by Kim Awbrey)<p><b>Twenty years ago this month, the conservation community and the</b> …

In Timorese Communities, Importance of Fishing May Be...

<i>This is the second half of a two-part blog post. Read part one.</i><p>Searching for fish in Timor-Leste’s Nino Konis Santana National Park, where the …

Our Sea of Islands: Learning From Traditional Fisheries Management...

Kēhau on the bow of Haunui (New Zealand voyaging canoe) in Auckland. (Photo courtesy of Kēhau Springer)<p><i>Kēhau Springer recently traveled to New</i> …

In Costa Rica, New Crop of Science Teachers Finds Inspiration –...

Social flycatcher in Costa Rica. (© Shelby Childress-Riha)<p>I awoke to a clap of thunder so loud I thought the world would end. Outside I knew howler …