Mongabay in the news, October 2017
Nov20

Mongabay in the news, October 2017

The original reporting we do is re-reported and republished widely by a variety of media outlets, and in numerous languages. From a pre-Halloween Popular Science feature on ‘freaky’ animals, to a serial republishing of our sweeping “Indonesia for Sale” palm oil investigation at Asia Sentinel, and a Guardian article on hydro projects in Brazil which quotes one of the writers of our long-running series on the issue, and which links to a report of ours on the topic. Here’s a selection of places like these where our work appeared during October 2017: Africa Insider, Alternet, Asia Sentinel, Axios, Birdwatching  Magazine, Catch News, China Dialogue, Common Dreams, Digital Journal, The Dodo, El Espectador, Ecowatch, Ecobusiness, Environmental Health News, Food Tank, Frontier Myanmar, Guardian, Heritage Radio Network, La Mula, Ladobe, Mekong Eye, NODAL, Popular Science, Publimetro, RPP Noticias, Spektrum, and The Telegraph. Photo of common terns at the research station on Great Gull Island by Erik...

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New 9-month collaborative investigation of palm oil launches
Oct30

New 9-month collaborative investigation of palm oil launches

The first installment of Indonesia for Sale, an in-depth collaborative series with The Gecko Project on the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis, has been published at Mongabay.com. It details how in the post-Suharto vacuum, local officials enriched themselves and their families by converting massive areas of Indonesia’s rainforests and communal farmland into private, for-profit oil palm plantations. Here’s some early acclaim from our peers in the media: “This is absolutely impressive. Investigative reporting of this scale is certainly a rare gem in Southeast Asia’s journalism scene.” – an editor at The Mekong Eye “This is literally the most incredible piece of investigative reporting on Indonesian palm oil I’ve ever read.” – investigative journalist for Harper’s and The New Yorker Read the first feature here and watch the spellbinding video trailer for the series here....

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Mongabay hosts sold out ‘tech in conservation’ event (video)
Oct27

Mongabay hosts sold out ‘tech in conservation’ event (video)

  Can technology drive conservation? “That was the question Mongabay founder Rhett Butler recently posed to a panel of three specialists on the frontlines of applying technology to conserve key species and ecosystems. On September 27, 2017, Mongabay and the Commonwealth Club of California hosted the panel, who discussed with a full-house audience in San Francisco the possibilities for advanced technology to aid conservation efforts worldwide. Butler moderated the panel, which consisted of Crystal Davis, director of Global Forest Watch, Topher White, founder and CEO of Rainforest Connection, and Virgil Zetterlind, director of Protected Seas and Chief Technology Officer for Conserve I.O. The panelists provided an overview of technology’s potential to support conservation efforts, some of the conditions that enable technology to play this role effectively, and other factors that may affect its application to conservation action.” – Sue Palminteri, writing for Mongabay’s WildTech unit Watch the full event video...

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Mongabay in the media, September and August 2017
Oct13

Mongabay in the media, September and August 2017

Our original reports are referenced and republished widely, and in multiple languages. One highlight of the past two months was the story we published about a newly rediscovered Amazonian monkey species that has not been seen alive by scientists in 80 years getting picked up by numerous outlets, from National Geographic News to Gizmodo and the Huffington Post. Likewise, Buzzfeed republished a good news style feature about an inspiring cross border effort to find and rescue one-horned rhinos swept across the Indo-Nepal border by monsoon floods. Here are those stories and a selection of other places where Mongabay’s reporting turned up during August and September 2017: AFK Insider, Africa Science News, Analitica, Asia Times, Atlas Obscura, Brazzil, Buzzfeed, El Deber, Deustche Welle, Entwicklungspolitik, Earth Island Journal, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, El Espectador, Gizmodo, The Guardian, Huffington Post, IC Indigenous News, The Intercept, International News Lens, Jakarta Globe, Lado B, Latin America Bureau, Mental Floss, Mother Nature Network, National Geographic News, National Geographic Voices, New Security Beat, News Deeply, Pacific Standard, Publimetro, RPP Noticias, SciDev, Scroll, La Semana, Slate, Smithsonian, Telesur TV, Time, Truthout, The Wire, Yahoo News, Yale Environment 360, The Zimbabwean, and ZME Science. Photo by Rhett Butler for...

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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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