New Reporting Opportunity – Great Apes & Industrial Agriculture
Jan07

New Reporting Opportunity – Great Apes & Industrial Agriculture

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Great Apes and Industrial Agriculture Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN), which will produce articles guided by the new Arcus Foundation’s new book State of the Apes 2015: Industrial Agriculture and Ape Conservation. The pieces produced under this MRN will use the research and case studies it highlights and include interviews with primatologists, biologists, conservationists, NGOs, and officials on the frontlines of great ape protection. Articles will focus on the work of innovative researchers who are facilitating the successful integration of great apes into the changing agricultural landscapes of Asia and Africa. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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FOREIGN POLICY: If a Tree Falls…
Oct08

FOREIGN POLICY: If a Tree Falls…

… in a national park? Activists, journalists, and even Michael Bloomberg have been agitating for Peru to finally make Sierra del Divisor a national park. But would it really save this endangered chunk of the Amazon? Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Saul Elbein reports for Foreign Policy...

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TAKE PART: Africa’s Silent Scourge Is Wiping Out Crops
Oct07

TAKE PART: Africa’s Silent Scourge Is Wiping Out Crops

Farmers are going hungry because they lack ways of keeping food from rotting or being destroyed by pests after harvest.  Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Rachel Cernansky reports for TakePart.

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Mongabay Rhino Poaching Piece Nominated for Australian Journalism Award
Aug28

Mongabay Rhino Poaching Piece Nominated for Australian Journalism Award

Mic Smith’s Mongabay article titled Amid rhinoceros poaching frenzy, dark days for South African society has been nominated for Australia’s Clarion Awards recognizing excellence in journalism in the state of Queensland.  The in-depth and investigative piece goes to new depths of the rhino horn trade in South Africa and includes interviews with key figures with first-hand knowledge of the poaching crisis.  Smith’s piece is up for the All Media – Freelance Journalism...

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Mongabay has two new jobs & one new reporting opportunity
Jul22

Mongabay has two new jobs & one new reporting opportunity

The new and improved Mongabay has some exciting new staff and reporting opportunities. LATIN AMERICA WRITER/EDITOR Mongabay.org is seeking a full-time Latin America-focused contributing editor to be hired on a 3-month temporary contract (potentially renewable) to manage all Spanish-language content. The contributing editor will be expected to consistently produce their own Spanish-language articles on Latin American-related environmental topics, while managing, editing, and posting all submissions from our team of worldwide contributors. Location restrictions apply. Read more about the Latin America Writer/Editor position and how to apply. STAFF WRITER Mongabay is seeking a full-time writer to be hired on a temporary three-month contract to write multiple daily posts, respond to breaking news in the world of conservation, cover newly released research, and write blog-like summaries of third party stories as well as Mongabay features. The main focus of coverage would be wildlife, forests, and oceans for our fast-growing non-profit newsroom. Location restrictions apply. Read more about the Staff Writer position and how to apply. MONGABAY REPORTING NETWORK: EVOLVING CONSERVATION In recent years there has been a significant shift in global conservation priorities and strategies. Mongabay’s “evolving conservation” reporting initiative will explore the inherent dichotomies of this shift, seeking to understand the merits of differing approaches to conservation, where the sector is headed, and what is clearly working and not working. Read more about this reporting opportunity and how to apply. There are even more reporting opportunities currently open at Mongabay. Read about them...

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