Mongabay in the news, July 2017
Aug24

Mongabay in the news, July 2017

Mongabay’s original reports are referenced and republished widely, and in multiple languages. One highlight of the past month’s pickups is Buzzfeed’s republishing of our feature about the women who live alongside rhinos in Orang National Park, a 78-square-kilometer protected area in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Here’s a selection of media outlets where our reporting turned up during July 2017: AFK Insider, Animal Politico, Buzzfeed, Common Dreams, The Conversation, El Espectador, Ecowatch, The Guardian, The Independent, E&E News, Eco-Business, Financial Tribune, International News Lens, La Mula, Mekong Eye, News Deeply, Pacific Standard, Paste Magazine, Publimetro, RPP Noticias, Reptiles Magazine, Scroll, Semana, Telesur TV, Truthout, Vulcan Post, The Wire, and The Zimbabwean. Photo by Erik Hoffner....

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Mongabay in the news, June 2017
Jul25

Mongabay in the news, June 2017

  Our original reports are referenced and republished widely but sometimes Mongabay itself is the subject of stories in the media, as when the Knight Center for Journalism highlighted the successes of our Latin America bureau, Mongabay Latam, which just marked its one-year anniversary, and when Revelator News ranked our podcast, the Mongabay Newscast, as one of the top environmental podcasts. Plus Mongabay Editor Glenn Scherer appeared on the broadcast TV show Rising Up to discuss his writing team’s deep coverage of dam building in the Brazilian Amazon and that country’s troubling environmental policy moves. Elsewhere, Mongabay reports were republished twice by The Guardian and also referenced in a Guardian feature about Brazil’s palm oil boom, which described the Mongabay as being “widely respected.” Here’s a selection of places like this that our reporting turned up during June 2017: Asia Pacific Report, Business Insider, Cincinnati.com, Common Dreams, EcoBusiness, El Espectador, Frontier Myanmar, Guardian, International Business Times, International News Lens, The Intercept, The Irrawaddy, La Mula, Lado B, Pacific Standard, Publimetro, RPP, The Revelator, Rising Up with Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthout, and The Wire. Photo of Magnificent Frigatebird in the Galapagos by Rhett...

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Seeking acoustic ecologists and sound recordists
Jun30

Seeking acoustic ecologists and sound recordists

Are you an acoustic ecologist or sound recordist focused on the environment or natural world? Mongabay wants to highlight your work on its podcast. The Mongabay Newscast is our free, biweekly podcast delivering news and inspiration from nature’s frontline. It features inspiring guests and deeper analysis of the global environmental issues explored every day by the Mongabay.com team, from climate change to biodiversity, tropical ecology, wildlife, and much more. One regular feature of the podcast is Field Notes, where researchers and sound artists/recordists are interviewed about their field work, and during which they play some sample recordings and explain what we’re hearing and how it informs our understanding of biology and natural history. If you would like to be featured, post to Twitter mentioning @Mongabay and the hashtag #sciencesoundslike with a link to some recordings (this is our preferred method, but if you lack a Twitter account or online recordings of your work, you can also send an email to submissions@mongabay.com with this information). And attach a picture that illustrates the work you’re submitting, if feasible. We will listen to the recordings, retweet some of our favorites, and invite the most interesting clips’ authors onto the show. Listen to the episodes below to get an idea for the segment, or subscribe via Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes, Google Play, Android, or wherever you get your podcasts, to hear them all. Here are some selected Field Notes features: May 3, Leah Barclay, acoustic ecologist discusses her work on marine bioacoustics (whole show) June 27, Marconi Campos Cerqueira (from minute 19 on), who recently completed a study that used bioacoustic monitoring to examine bird ranges in the mountains of Puerto Rico March 21, Zuzana Burivalova (from minute 32 on), a conservation scientist at Princeton University who has recorded the soundscapes of over 100 sites in the Indonesian part of Borneo We look forward to hearing your Field Notes submissions on Twitter via the #sciencesoundslike...

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Mongabay in the news, May 2017
Jun24

Mongabay in the news, May 2017

May 2017 saw a surge in coverage of our work in Southeast Asia thanks to the celebration of Mongabay-Indonesia’s 5th anniversary. Also in May a Mongabay investigation concerning the role of illegal chainsaws in Myanmar’s ongoing logging controversy appeared in numerous regional publications from The News Lens to Frontier Myanmar and The Irrawaddy, plus a recent Mongabay feature by correspondent William Clowes (“Conserving Congo’s wild places on a shoestring”) was republished by Slate and the popular journal of food, politics, travel, and culture, Roads and Kingdoms. Here’s a selection of where to see these stories and others: Africa Science News, Alternet, Asia Sentinel, Asia Times, Catch News, The City Paper, Digital Journal, Eco-Business, Economist-Namibia, El Nacional, El Espectador, Ethical Corporation, Financial Tribune, Fokus Jabar, Frontier Myanmar, Gizmodo, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Huffington Post-India, Indian Country Today, India Express, International News Lens, The Irrawaddy, Kabar News, Klik Samarinda, La Estrella, La Hora, La Mula, La Opinion, Lado B, Maravi Post, News Deeply, Pachamama Radio, Pacific Standard, Plaza Publica, RPP, Roads and Kingdoms, The Scientist, Scroll, Slate, Smithsonian, Tribuna Noticias, Truthout, Vietnam Express, and Viva. Photo by Rhett...

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Mongabay in the news, April 2017
May31

Mongabay in the news, April 2017

Mongabay’s original reporting was republished and referenced widely by other media outlets in numerous languages in April 2017, from The Intercept-Brasil (Portuguese) to El Espectador (Spanish), El Badil (Arabic), and Huffington Post-Maghreb (French). Also in April, Mongabay broke the story of the killing of two rangers by poachers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo which was republished by The Guardian, and the fact that Colombia’s disastrous Mocoa landslide had been predicted was picked up on by the American Geophysical Union via Mongabay. Plus the findings of numerous other articles from ongoing Mongabay series appeared widely as usual. Here’s a selection of where our reporting appeared in April of 2017: American Geophysical Union Blog, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Times, Common Dreams, Eco-Business, EcoWatch, El Badil, El Dia, El Espectador, The Guardian, Financial Tribune, Huffington Post, Huffington Post-Maghreb, Humanitarian News, HydroWorld, The Intercept-Brasil, International News Lens, Lado B, New Security Beat, Nieuws.nl, Pacific Standard, Publimetro,The Wire, Truthout and VN Express. Image: land iguana, Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos, Ecuador, by Rhett A....

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