Mongabay in the news January 2017
Feb22

Mongabay in the news January 2017

Our original reporting is republished and referenced widely, here’s a taste of where it turned up in January 2017: African Forest Forum, Alternet, Amazon Watch, América Latina en Movimiento, ASEAN Peatlands Project, Asia Times, Aspire Market Guide, AWPA Sydney News, BillMoyers.com, Catch News, Christian Science Monitor, Coalwire, Coconuts Jakarta, Common Dreams, Desacato, Eco-Business, Ecodaily.org, Ecowatch, El Espectador, Ensia, Focusing on Wildlife, The Guardian, Global Wildlife Conservation , Globedia, Huffington Post, Humanitarian News, Illegal Logging Portal, The Intercept-Brasil, Intercontinental Cry, International Biosecurity News, Irish Times, Just Conservation, Korea IT Times, La Historia, Lado B, Lamula, Latin America Bureau, Mekong Eye, The New Daily, Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility, Nexus Magazine, Nya Dagbladet, Open Channels, Open Source Intelligence, Pacific Standard, Publimetro, Revitalization News, RPP News, Scroll, Segundo Enfoque, Semana, Sul 21, Today Eco, Truthout, We Resist, We Seek the Truth, West Papua Action Network, and The Wire. Anyone interested in republishing Mongabay articles may do so freely via our Creative Commons license, learn more here. Image: Kuhl’s flying...

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Mongabay is hiring an Indonesia-based staff writer
Feb10

Mongabay is hiring an Indonesia-based staff writer

Mongabay, a non-profit news media organization, currently seeks a full-time Indonesia-based staff writer to adapt content from our Indonesian-language site into English and do original English-language reporting on environmental issues in Indonesia. The Indonesian staff writer will be responsible for adapting articles on a near-daily basis about environmental issues — especially those related to coal, fisheries, forests, land use change, and conservation — to be published on our English-language news site. Read more about this position and how to apply....

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New Reporting Opportunity – Conservation Effectiveness in Madagascar
Feb09

New Reporting Opportunity – Conservation Effectiveness in Madagascar

Mongabay is excited to announce a new special reporting project that aims to explore the effectiveness of conservation spending and interventions in Madagascar. The project, housed under our Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN) program, is open to journalists with strong analytical skills, story-telling abilities, and experience in doing deep investigative reporting on complex issues. This project coincides with a sharp increase in tourism and overseas development aid for conservation in Madagascar, a top biodiversity hotspot that has been heavily impacted by habitat destruction and degradation in recent decades. We’re interested in learning how past conservation funds were used and how effective that spending was in Madagascar as well as the prospects for conservation in the country going forward. We expect to engage one or two journalists to do an extended series of stories for this project. Travel grants for reporting are available. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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Mongabay in the news December 2016
Jan29

Mongabay in the news December 2016

Mongabay.com features were republished in, or cited heavily by, the following media outlets in December 2016: AFK Insider, Africa Geographic, Alternet, Asian Correspondent, BillMoyers.com, Catch News, Coconuts Jakarta, Common Dreams, Down to Earth , EJU TV, Earth First Journal, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, El Espectador, Farmlandgrab.org, Financial Tribune, Focusing on Wildlife, Front Page Africa, La Historia, Hydro World, The Intercept-Brasil, International Business Times, Nature World News, Pacific Standard, REDD Monitor, Science News Daily, Science World Report, Scroll, La Semana, Truth-out, and Utne...

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Travel fellowships for science journalists
Jan26

Travel fellowships for science journalists

Robert Irion, director emeritus of the science journalism program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a member of the local organizing committee for the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017, alerted us to an exciting opportunity for international science journalists. He graciously offered to do a write up detailing the opportunity. Please note the application deadline in March 15.   World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 offers travel fellowships to international journalists and students In October 2017, the biennial World Conference of Science Journalists will meet in the United States for the first time. The conference, set for October 26-30 in San Francisco, will attract 1,200 science writers from around the world for workshops on science journalism, talks by leading researchers, and science-based field trips. Meeting organizers have announced a travel fellowship program to offset costs for international journalists and students who otherwise would not be able to attend the meeting. Recipients will receive full travel expenses, lodging, and free meeting registration. The organizers especially encourage established and new journalists from developing countries to apply for fellowships. Journalists may apply for a General Travel Fellowship if they write, edit, or produce science news, information, or commentary for the public; teach science journalism; or are a member of a World Federation of Science Journalists member association, and would not be able to attend the conference without financial assistance. In addition to conference-only fellowships, a limited number of participants will be awarded fellowships that guarantee seats in pre-conference workshops in addition to generous travel funding. Fellowship applicants can register their interest in two programs during the application process: * A workshop for journalists who cover basic science or would like to improve their basic science knowledge. * A workshop for science journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Student Travel Fellowship program will provide special training, mentoring, editing, and publication opportunities for students interested in writing, editing, or producing science news, information, or commentary for the public as a career. Priority for these fellowships will be given to U.S. and international students at the undergraduate level, although graduate students in the sciences or early-career writers without access to formal training programs in journalism also are welcome to apply. All student fellows will attend a pre-conference training workshop with veteran science journalists to discuss the basics of covering science news. Each fellow will write two articles about sessions during the conference: one on a science session and one on a science writing panel discussion. Volunteer editors will work with each student fellow on revisions. The training workshop and all meeting sessions will be conducted in English, and all stories...

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Mongabay adds a leading ecologist and a noted conservationist to its board
Jan12

Mongabay adds a leading ecologist and a noted conservationist to its board

Mongabay is excited to welcome two new board members. Cynthia Adams and Rodolfo Dirzo bring a wide variety of experience and skills to the organization and will provide a powerful boost as Mongabay continues to grow into its role as one of the world’s most reliable sources for environmental science and conservation news. It was challenging to condense Cynthia’s experience as a conservationist into a single statement given the depth and breadth of her work, but she did offer some background on her impact on conservation in Alaska. “I’ve been active in the environmental movement since the early 70’s when I went to Alaska to help protect that last, great wilderness,” she said. “I was seldom a frontline activist in terms of testifying and helping to draft policies, but I was definitely the one who engaged individuals and grantmakers to support our work.” “One of my proudest moments was when President Carter signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act on Dec. 2, 1980. It was a long, hard battle and we all felt as if we actually accomplished our goal.” Cindy also offered some valuable insight into the important role journalism will play in conservation moving into the future. “Good journalism is imperative if we want to influence our leaders, both nationally and globally. You can only get people to change their opinions if you feed them facts, and let them draw their own conclusions. That’s why I feel Mongabay, the articles they write and the research they uncover, will play such a vital role in the years to come.” Rodolfo Dirzo serves as the principal investigator at Stanford University’s Dirzo Lab, which conducts in-depth studies on many facets of our planet’s ecology. Mongabay’s board is already exceptionally strong in the realm of science, and Rodolfo will bring it to the next level. Rodolfo believes that Mongabay plays a pivotal role in not only dispersing the findings of the life sciences academic community but making it palatable for the general public. “We need tools to ‘socialize’ such knowledge—to make sure the rest of society appreciates the beauty of our natural world, as explained by science, and the significance thereof to human wellbeing,” he said. “This is where environmental journalism becomes a fundamental ally of scientists, and I am delighted that Mongabay has become such an effective ally.” The new board additions come as Mongabay is rapidly expanding its team, readership, and impact. Over the past two years, Mongabay’s staff has tripled while its contributor network has grown by 150 in more than 40 countries. Mongabay now provides daily environmental science and conservation news in English, Spanish, and Indonesian...

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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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Mongabay’s achievements in 2016 and a look ahead
Dec23

Mongabay’s achievements in 2016 and a look ahead

2016 has been an exciting year of rapid growth and achievement for Mongabay, including organizational strengthening, expansion into new markets, and stepped-up content production. Our efforts in 2016 have strengthened Mongabay as an institution such that we’re producing higher quality content from correspondents in more places than ever before. Our Spanish-language news service is off to a strong start, not only reaching critical new audiences, but helping us improve our English-language reporting through access to on-the-ground correspondents and contacts throughout the biodiversity hotspot of Central and South America. We launched an impact tracking system to help us better understand how our reporting is driving positive change on the ground. We are thrilled that our reporting positively impacts conservation efforts and boosts the capacity of all those who are working on behalf of our planet.   In 2016 Mongabay: Produced 1,300 stories in English, 2,000 in Indonesian, and 500 in Spanish. Translated over 300 stories into Simplified Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese. Doubled the size of the staff and correspondent network, enabling us to do higher quality reporting in key locations and expanding our impact. We now have more than 180 correspondents and contributors in 50+ countries, an increase from 30 correspondents in a handful of countries just two years ago. Formally launched Mongabay-Latam, a Spanish-language environmental news service in Latin America, which already has 100,000 monthly readers and was honored as a finalist for Peru’s prestigious National Journalism Award in December. Established a bi-weekly podcast to reach new audiences and leverage the great content our news team is producing. Received 28 million visits across our English, Spanish, and Indonesian sites. Launched new special reporting projects, including Indonesian coal, Asian rhinos, Asia infrastructure, Mekong dams, global forests, and the Great Ape crisis. Increased our social media presence and engagement, especially on Facebook, where average weekly participation jumped 20-fold over a year ago. Added to our library more than 12,000 nature and wildlife photos taken by our staff. Had hundreds of stories republished in other media outlets, ranging from The Guardian to Pacific Standard. Achieved a renewal rate of 100 percent among our foundation supporters, demonstrating successful program implementation   We have big plans for 2017. Here are a few high priority areas for us in the new year: Video initiative and mobile app: We intend to launch a video initiative which will extend the reach of our content and engage new audiences. We’ll also roll out a new mobile app. Impact tracking: With the impact tracking system in place, we’ll be able to gain valuable insights on how to best use the platform and integrate it into our...

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Overcoming the fake news deluge: an opportunity to support Mongabay
Dec16

Overcoming the fake news deluge: an opportunity to support Mongabay

The “spirit of giving” has arrived at Mongabay’s doorstep this holiday season! With gratitude Mongabay is pleased to announce that another donor has offered $10,000 for an end-of-year matching gift opportunity. All donations will be matched one to one until we reach our $10,000 goal – this offer ends the first week of January. By supporting Mongabay, one can reassert the importance of real journalism and analysis as a methodology for tackling pressing environmental issues. Rhett Butler, founder and CEO of Mongabay, believes the organization’s accurate reporting results partly from its business model. “Because Mongabay is not for profit, we can focus on presenting the facts without bias or sensationalizing. We don’t need click bait to drive traffic for ad revenue. Our readers demand fact-based journalism, and they are the source of our income.” Over the years, Mongabay has garnered the respect of conservationists, policy makers, scientists and everyday citizens alike because of its reliable reporting. The rise and apparent ramifications of “fake news”, targeted misinformation campaigns, and an incoming US administration that is hostile to the media all threaten journalism as a primary mechanism that informs society. “It’s an alarming development”, says Dave Martin, director of partnerships for Mongabay. “It demonstrates that now, more than ever, is the time to support accuracy in reporting, science, and the predominance of factual information. I’m hoping that people who care about these issues really double down on supporting great organizations in order to counter balance such emerging threats”. Mongabay has years of experience offering high-quality reporting, and aims to continue to be a go-to resource for reliable conservation news and analysis. Take advantage of this opportunity by donating here Please contact Dave Martin (dave [at] mongabay.org) for all...

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Mongabay in the News – November 2016
Dec07

Mongabay in the News – November 2016

Mongabay mentions in November 2016. News, blogs, and more AOL Travel, Alternative News Project, Amazonia Real, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Before the Flood, Bioclime, Business and Human Rights Centre, Care2, Catch News, CBC Radio, Clean Malaysia, Climate Engineering News, Cronacaqui.it, Daily Mail, Digital Geography, EJU TV, El Diario, El Espectador, Eco-Business.com, EcoTopical, Elsevier, Epoch Times, EthioExplorer, Ethiopia Observer, Ethiopian Headline News, FarmlandGrab.org, Finanza Online, FishBio, Focusing on Wildlife, Forest Business, Forest Industry.com, Forest Monitor, Fox News, Frontier Myanmar, Front Page Africa, Good News Magazine, Ground Report India, Huffington Post, Hydroworld.com, International Business Times, International Green Purchasing Network, Info Congo, IntellAsia.net, International Rivers, Irawaddy News, Knack, La Historia, Le Vif, Mangrove Action Project, MSN News, Nature World News, Pacific Standard, Peru Reports, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Radio Free, Rainforest Action Network, REDD Monitor, Radio Ecoshock, Republic of Mining, RPP News, Save the Elephants, Science Alert, Science World Report, Scroll, Signs of the Times, The Guardian, The Mining Hub, The Wire, Timberbiz.au, TodayEco.com, TruthOut, Timber Trade Federation, TTX Vanganh, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Utero.pe, Washington Post, Xinhua News, and ZME...

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Intern with us at Mongabay
Nov29

Intern with us at Mongabay

Get published on a leading environmental news site, improve your writing ability, and become part of a community of passionate and talented journalists by interning at Mongabay! We are now launching our application for our Environmental Journalism Internship program for Spring of 2017.   Applications are accepted until December 16, 2017 for our January – June 2017...

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Mongabay in the news – September 2016
Oct23

Mongabay in the news – September 2016

Mongabay mentions in September 2016. News, blogs, and more Agencia de Informaciones Mercosur, beforeitsnews.com, Belize News, bioIntel, biosphereonline.com, Business for Environment Global Summit, canindia.com, Coconuts.co, Daily Climate, Daily Maverick, Daily Pioneer, earthjournalism.net, Eco-Business, EFE Verde, Efecto Cocuyo, El Comercio, Farmlandgrab.org, Focusing on Wildlife, Global Warming News, Greenpeace, Huckberry, humanitariannews.org, humantrafficking.co.za, illegal-logging.info, India Environment Portal, intellasia.net, International Green Purchasers Network, internationalrivers.org, La Prensa Grafica, Lanka Page, Natural Capital Coalition, Nip Impressions, Ojo-Publico, Pacific Standard, Redd Monitor, responsiblebusiness.com, RPP, Sarawak Report, Save The Elephants, scoop.it, The Dodo, The Daily Beast, Truth Out, Underwater Times, VOA Indonesia, Voice of America, and Zambian News...

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New Reporting Opportunities: Asia-Focus
Sep21

New Reporting Opportunities: Asia-Focus

Mongabay is excited to announce four new reporting opportunities within our Mongabay Reporting Network program. Articles produced under these four opportunities will be focused on Asia: Asian rhinos, Indonesian Coal, Mekong dams and Infrastructure expansion in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Asian Rhinos Asian rhinoceroses are amongst the world’s rarest and most threatened animals. Mongabay is seeking story pitches for a multi-year project on Asian rhinoceroses, including the Sumatran, Javan, and Indian one-horned rhino. Proposals for both news updates and in-depth features will be considered. Read the details here. Mekong dams Stretching more than 4,000 kilometers from the Tibetan Plateau to the South China Sea, the Mekong is one of the world’s great river systems. Mongabay welcomes story pitches on the environmental and social impacts of dams along the Mekong and neighboring river systems. Priority countries for coverage are Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Stories from Myanmar and southern China will also be considered. Read the details here. Indonesian Coal Coal burning is a major climate threat. Indonesia’s push to build scores of coal-fired power plants could lock in coal demand for decades, while driving carbon emissions, worsening air and water pollution, and resulting in further environmental degradation including forest destruction. Expanded coal demand will also exacerbate social conflict, land-grabbing, corruption, and further concentration of wealth and power in the hands of oligarchs. Yet this coal development can still be stopped. Highlighting the dangers and risks of coal expansion among the public, policymakers, and international financiers could spur a shift toward greener and more equitable forms of energy. Read the detail here. Infrastructure expansion in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea all have economic development plans that call for increased investment in infrastructure: new roads and railroads through wilderness areas; massive land reclamation projects; hydroelectric dams; coal and natural gas-fired power plants, and more. Mongabay is seeking pitches for stories on the potential social and environmental impacts of proposed infrastructure projects in these countries. Proposals for both news bulletins and in-depth investigations are welcome. Read the details...

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New Reporting Opportunity – Great Ape Crisis
Sep19

New Reporting Opportunity – Great Ape Crisis

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Great Ape Crisis Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN), which aims to inform the world about escalating threats to the world’s great apes. Great apes are balanced on the knife-edge of extinction. Mountain gorillas, western and eastern lowland gorillas, and Sumatran and Bornean orangutans are all now listed as Critically Endangered; chimpanzees and bonobos are Endangered. The article series, to be published in the last quarter of 2016 and first quarter of 2017, will bring public attention to the issues causing this situation. Articles produced under this MRN will focus on the following topics: wildlife trade, wildlife trade solutions, survival plans, industrial agriculture, logging, energy development or human-great ape conflicts. However, Mongabay is open to hearing your great ape pitch, even if it falls outside the specific topics listed here. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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Now you can directly support reporting projects
Sep06

Now you can directly support reporting projects

A new and exciting initiative is underway at Mongabay! This week, Mongabay will launch a fund-raising and community building initiative that seeks to leverage the people power and financial resources of the organization’s millions of readers and supporters. The appropriately entitled “Impact Fund” initiative will unify a grassroots network of environmental activists, scientists, educators, and other Mongabay supporters in order to maximize the organization’s positive impact on conservation. “Right now, our organization is supported almost entirely by small to medium-size foundational grants.” said Dave Martin, who works in development for Mongabay. “These grants are usually program specific, last one to three years, and are not guaranteed to be renewed in the future. We often find ourselves on pins and needles during the grant cycle, waiting for funding to arrive. We hope the Impact Fund will alleviate some of these jitters by providing us with predictable, sustained income from a broad base of supporters”. At its core, the Impact Fund is a membership-based community where individuals offer monthly contributions. Going into the future, however, members will enjoy a more robust experience, including access to high-resolution nature photos, behind-the-scenes content, and opportunities to engage directly with Mongabay staff. As the initiative grows more popular, we expect to develop features exclusive to Impact Fund members. Founder and Executive Director, Rhett Butler sees this initiative as a natural progression in the organization’s growth. “We are excited to see where this goes. The community that uses Mongabay is very unique and we hope this initiative spurs further collaboration across the field of conservation.” To kick things off, an anonymous Mongabay supporter has put up $25,000 in matching funds for all September donations, agreeing to match monthly donations offered during the month of September 12 to 1! For all questions regarding the Impact Fund, please email Dave Martin via...

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Mongabay in the news – August 2016
Sep02

Mongabay in the news – August 2016

Mongabay mentions in August 2016. News, blogs, and more afforum.org, africabiz.link, alafnet.com, alifeofcontradictions.com, Alternet, anticorruptiondigest.com, Asia Sentinel, banderasnews.com, beforeitsnews.com, biointel.org, BuzzFeed, CitizenPost, cleanmalaysia.com, climatedebatedaily.com, coalicionregional.net, Common Dreams (press release), Cryptozoology News, dailyclimate.org, Democratic Underground, Digital Journal, Eco-Business, El Comercio, El Espectador, El Espectador, Elite Daily, Environment Guru, evergreenedigest.org, Farm Land Grab, Focusing on Wildlife, Forest Business Network, georgewright.org, Grist, humanitariannews.org, humanitariannews.org, IFL science, illegal-logging.info, indiaenvironmentportal.org.in, InfoAmazonia, InfoCongo, Inhabitat, innovationtoronto.com, International Green Purchasing Network, iphrdefenders.net, jackpineradicals.com, judithcurry.com, KALW, korduroy.tv, National Geographic, Nature World News, Natursidan.se, NPR, O’Eco, Payvand, qww.alternet.org, Redd-Monitor, repeatingislands.com, RPP, savethehighseas.org, Scientific American, Scroll.in, soilsolution.org, spiritofchange.org, sync.democraticunderground.com, techrights.org, The Guardian, The Jakarta Post, the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, The Science Explorer, The Yucatan Times, thedailyripple.com, theguardian.com, theodysseyonline.com, theyucatantimes.com, threesonorans.com, Truth-Out, Utne Reader Online, weseekthetruth.com, and...

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Mongabay in the news – July 2016
Aug06

Mongabay in the news – July 2016

Mongabay mentions in July 2016. News AOL, Bloomberg Government, Business Insider, Care2, Sea Change Radio, Clean Malaysia, Climate Change News, Colombia Reports, Common Dreams, Yale e360, Eco Business, Ecosystem Marketplace, Forest Business Network, Huffington Post, International Business Times, MNN, Tempo, Nature, National Geographic News, Scientific American, Soo Curious, Sustainable Brands, Sustainable Business, TakePart, The Guardian, TheWire.in, Time.com, Truth Out, Jakarta Globe, The Edge Financial Daily, Asia Sentinel, Heise.de, Australia Network News, OutdoorLife.com, Business for the Environment, Scroll.in, Intellasia.net, Mirage News, Waking Times Media, Just Means, Yahoo News, and Climate Change News. Blogs Big Cats.com, Business Human Rights.org, Business in Cameroon, Circulate, Coffee Talk, IndyWatch, Connect 2 Conserve, Conscious Life News, EcoWatch, Environmental Health News, Environmental Research Web, Films for Action, Focusing on Wildlife, IFLscience, India Environment Portal, InfoAmazonia, Inhabitat, Lawyers Guns Money Blog, Mothernature.pm, Nerdist, Our Finite World, The Presurfer, Pulp Watch Indonesia, REDD Monitor, Robert Scribbler.com, Skeptical Science, Supply-change.org, Panama News, Tree Frog Creative, Underwater Times, Untold Africa, White Wolf Pack, Wildcats Magazine, Wild Singapore News, Wunder List, Zoochat, www.natursidan.se, Green Living Online, Deep Green Resistance News Service, Illegal-logging.info, The Petition Site, and The Malay Mail Online. Corporate Disney, Bunge, and Cargill. Academia bioRxiv.org, The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, Earth University, Duke, and WildCRU. Philanthropies Skoll Foundation, Belantara Foundation, Blue Moon Fund, and Moore Foundation. Governments Biodiversity Information System for Europe, Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, National Marine Fisheries Service, and NORAD. Organizations African Forest Forum, American Fish, Behind the Brands.org, Borneo Futures Initiative, Borneo Nature Foundation, Borneo Rhino Alliance, Carbon Stock Study, Center for International Policy, Chain Reaction Research, Chances for Nature, Circle of Blue, Conservation Asia, Conservation Finance Network, Conservation International, Daily Climate, Ecology Asia, EIA, El Centro Amazónico de Antropología y Aplicación Práctica, Ewaso Lions, Forest Trends, Global Canopy Programme, Global Forest Watch, Global Wildlife Conservation, Green Car Congress, Greenpeace, International Journalists’ Network, IUCN, La Asociación Primatológica Española, La Sociedad Española para la Conservación y Estudio de los Mamíferos, Orangutan Conservancy, Orangutan Foundation, Outrop, Pan Eco, Planetary Health Alliance, Projecto Puma, RAN, Regenwald, Reptile Talk, Rewilding Australia, RSPO, Safari Talk, Seacology, Smart Conservation Tools, Society of Environmental Journalists, Soil Solution.org, Solutions Journalism Network, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, Tapang Rainforest, Tapir Conservation, TFT, The Book Industry Environmental Council, The REDD Desk, Timber Trade Federation, Tortoise Forum, Tropical Rainforest Conservation & Research Centre , UNFCCC, WCS, Wildlife Alliance, Wildlife Crimes Unit, WRI, and...

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Mongabay in the news – June 2016
Jul28

Mongabay in the news – June 2016

Mongabay mentions in June 2016. News eco-business.com, Forest Trends, Forest Business Network, Huffington Post, Vice, National Geographic, RPP Peru, The Guardian, TheWire.in, Tico Times, and Truth Out. Blogs Alternative New Project, anhbasam.wordpress.com, Shermans Travel, care2.com, Climate Crocks, Common Dreams, Daily Climate, Earth Network, Ecology Asia, Environmental Health News, environmentalresearchweb, Global Citizen, God Like Productions, Humanitarian News, IFLscience, illegal-logging.info, InfoAmazonia, Kractivist.org, overthepeak.com/, Paul Beckwith.net, Responsible Business, RobertScribbler.com, Skeptical Science, Sustainable Brands, and thebodia. Corporate Bunge and Cargill. Governments Wake Forest University, Biodiversity Information System for Europe, Convention on Biological Diversity, Food and Agriculture Organization, NORAD, State of Amazonas, Brazil, and Wilson Center. Organizations Amazon Watch, Borneo Futures Initiative, Bushmeat.org, Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, Conservation India, Field Projects, Forest 500, Forest Legality, Moore Foundation, Namati, WCS, Pan Eco, Prey Lang Network, Rainforest Action Network, Redd-Monitor, Regenwald, RSPO, Sarawak Report, Save the Elephants, Say No to Palm Oil, Supply-change.org, and...

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Mongabay wins support from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Jul14

Mongabay wins support from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

We’re very to excited to announce that Mongabay has received a grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. The $150,000 grant, announced yesterday, will enable us to strengthen our core operations, reach more readers, and expand key reporting initiatives, including our environmentalists under threat and conservation effectiveness reporting projects. “It’s a huge honor to receive a grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which is committing millions to protecting biodiversity, wildlands, oceans, and the rights of indigenous people,” said Mongabay Founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler. “I see this as recognition of the work the Mongabay team is doing in bringing critical environmental issues to the attention of the public, civil society, and policymakers.” “We’re very grateful to the DiCaprio Foundation for its support.” The grant was given under the foundation’s Innovative Solutions Portfolio. Yesterday the foundation announced a total of $15.6 million in grants across its program areas. Direct financial support from the foundation now amounts to $59 million since 1998. “Today we are greatly increasing our level of vital grantmaking and strategic partnerships to help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges,” said Leonardo DiCaprio, Founder and Chairman of LDF, in a statement. The grant comes as Mongabay is rapidly scaling up its operations, including the recent launch of a Spanish-language news service run by a team in Latin America. “This grant will give us more flexibility to dive into key but lesser-known conservation issues that may otherwise go unreported,” said Dave Martin, Mongabay’s development officer. “This is also a huge win for the environmental community – hundreds of thousands of people and organizations depend on our news and analysis to inform their...

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Mongabay is hiring a Latin America-focused bilingual writer
Jul12

Mongabay is hiring a Latin America-focused bilingual writer

Mongabay, a non-profit news media organization, currently seeks a full-time Bilingual Junior Writer to adapt content for Mongabay-Latin America and Mongabay News, our Spanish and English-language environmental news services. The Bilingual Writer will be responsible for adapting articles on a daily basis about environmental issues—especially those related to forests, wildlife, land use, and conservation— to be published on our English and Spanish-language sites. We are looking for someone who can write publication-ready stories in both English and Spanish without need of further editing. This is not a translation position. Read more about the Bilingual Writer position and how to apply....

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