Mongabay.com was founded in 1999 as a source of information on tropical forests. Since then, the site has grown into a well-known source of environmental news and analysis as well as a providing environmental education materials to kids all over the world. Today Mongabay.com draws over 2 million visitors per month.

Mongabay.org – a non-profit organization – was formed in 2012 to facilitate the development of new education and journalism initiatives and leverage Mongabay’s existing network, traffic, and reputation. We aim to raise awareness about social and environmental issues relating to forests and other ecosystems.