New Reporting Opportunity: Asia’s Oceans
Aug01

New Reporting Opportunity: Asia’s Oceans

Mongabay is excited to announce a new reporting opportunity: Asia’s Oceans. Pollution, rising CO2 levels, noise, and coastal and military development. The oceans are under threat from many sources — and nowhere more so than the waters of Asia. With this reporting initiative Mongabay will investigate lesser-known issues facing the eastern Indian and western Pacific oceans, zeroing in on Asian ecosystems and organisms that tend to be overlooked. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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Mongabay is hiring a Senior Copy Editor & Grant Writer
Jun12

Mongabay is hiring a Senior Copy Editor & Grant Writer

This position has been filled Mongabay is growing and we are excited to announce a new opening: Senior Copy Editor and Grant Writer. The Senior Copy Editor & Grant Writer will lead Mongabay’s efforts to track and demonstrate our effectiveness to our funders and audience, as well as aid our global editorial team in the quality of our daily publishing. The duties include proofreading Mongabay articles prior to publication, providing copy edits & feedback to editors/journalists, documenting trends in Mongabay coverage, noting areas of improvement or particular successes, and developing comprehensive reports for established grants among other things. At the heart of Mongabay is a spirit of innovation. We’re open to trying new ideas, adapting existing models, and phasing out underperforming projects in our quest to deliver the best products and services possible given our resources. Click here if you want to learn more about this opportunity, the position requirements and how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you! This position has been...

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New reporting opportunity: Amazon Infrastructure
May03

New reporting opportunity: Amazon Infrastructure

The battle for the Amazon Plans currently call for more than 400 new hydroelectric dams on the rivers of the Amazon basin and on its headwaters tributaries — projects that would block the region’s free-flowing streams and lead to major deforestation, habitat loss and degradation, and possible ecosystem collapse. With this dam building frenzy would come accompanying infrastructure: roads, railways, industrial waterways, transmission lines, new mining operations, agribusiness expansion, logging and settlement Mongabay is looking for article pitches that detail the wide-ranging environmental impacts of hydropower development and ancillary infrastructure development in Amazonia, with a special emphasis on dam building projects in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil (Tapajós basin and elsewhere). We welcome original pitches on any Amazon Infrastructure issue. Here are some suggested topics: environmental impacts, finance and energy development, social impacts and resistance, focus on a specific dam/region, how alternative energy could do away with need for dams. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to apply....

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New reporting opportunity – Global Environmental Impacts of U.S. Policy
May03

New reporting opportunity – Global Environmental Impacts of U.S. Policy

The mainstream media is widely reporting the most obvious planet-wide impacts of the U.S. government’s recent drastic shift away from policies protecting the environment, in favor of extraction, development and fossil fuels. But there are other policy initiatives in the pipeline, from both the Trump administration and Congress, which will likely have major international repercussions for the global environment. Over the coming months, Mongabay will utilize its international team of contributors and its reputation for insightful reporting on global environmental issues to investigate and analyze international ecosystem impacts resulting from shifting U.S. policies. Mongabay is looking for untold stories of repercussions that new U.S. policies will have on the ground outside the United States, in other nations or regions — impacts on foreign ecosystems, habitats, forests, endangered species and indigenous peoples around the globe. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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New Reporting Opportunity – Cattle and Central American Forests
Jan09

New Reporting Opportunity – Cattle and Central American Forests

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Cattle and Central American Forests Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN), which aims to inform the world about the scale, scope, and impact of cattle production on Central America’s forests and wildlife at the regional level. Pasture lands are one of the main drivers of destruction and degradation of tropical forests in Central America. They are often located on the most fertile lands in the region (volcanic and floodplain soils) which had supported lush forests. Driven by demand, the expansion has continued, and now, small-scale farmers are being displaced for further expansion of pasture land, and they in turn are increasingly clearing forests in order to regain their lost livelihoods. Articles produced under this MRN will focus on the following topics: illegal cattle production, the role of national governments, the fate of small-scale farmers, the relationship between illegal cattle ranching and narcotrafficking, the relationship between cattle ranching and deforestation, the impacts of the current situation on indigenous communities, and solutions to the problem. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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