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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.

 

Recent stories published on Mongabay

A boom in dam construction is sweeping the Neotropical regions of the world. In the Amazon, the world's largest and arguably most ecologically important river basin, hundreds of dams and reservoirs are on the drawing boards for the next few decades. Nearly every country in the region is drafting construction scenarios that in all will involve at least five of the river's six major tributaries. Brazil, with the largest portion of the Amazon, is leading [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015
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An Indonesian artist is preparing to put in place the second in a series of giant underwater installations meant to serve as a home for fish and raise awareness about the archipelago's embattled coral reefs. The project began last year when painter and sculptor Teguh Ostenrik built Domus Sepiae, or Squid House, and assembled it with a team of scuba divers on the ocean floor off Senggigi, the main tourist strip on the island of [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015
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Scale has traditionally been one of the most challenging aspects of science and conservation photography. Detail is almost always important to scientists, but macro images lack the context and perspective of panoramas. At the onset of a study, it is not always possible to know what elements of an ecosystem will prove to be of particular interest, and therefore determining which elements to focus on can be difficult. Add to these concerns the challenge of [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015
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Dr. Charlie Gardner, a conservation researcher at the University of Kent, UK and his wife, Louise Jasper, a nature photographer, have lived on the island of Madagascar for a decade, and have had the good fortune of working in many of the nation's wildest places. At the end of two challenging projects in 2014, they decided to reward themselves with a vacation to an out-of-the-way place. So in April 2015, they headed to Nosy Hara, [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015
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Land concessions for large-scale agricultural plantations are stripping off Cambodia's forest cover, according to a new report by Forest Trends, a U.S.-based environmental protection group. By the end of 2013, 2.6 million hectares – or 14 percent – of Cambodia's land had been allocated for commercial agriculture, the report found. The allocation of these land concessions has increased at an average rate of 208,141 hectares per year since 2004, the authors write. These land concessions, [...]
Wed, Aug 26, 2015
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Pedestrians forming the usual throng on Buenos Aires' Calle Florida were surprised to encounter a large “oil drill” in the middle of the busy shopping street several weeks ago. The installation was a trademark stunt from Greenpeace. If its location was visually “absurd” it was chosen to highlight what the environmental group says is the equally absurd prospect of oil extraction taking place in one of Argentina's most iconic national parks many miles to the [...]
Wed, Aug 26, 2015
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