Report on Indonesian coal for Mongabay
Jul11

Report on Indonesian coal for Mongabay

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Indonesian coal reporting project under our Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN) program. The project will fund stories on the impacts of coal mining, production, and use in Indonesia. Themes covered by the MRN includes trends in the coal industry, social and environmental impacts of the sector, and opposition to mining and coal-fired power plants. Mongabay will also publish a small number of stories exploring similar themes in countries outside North America. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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Mongabay welcomes a content strategist/editor
Jul11

Mongabay welcomes a content strategist/editor

Mongabay is rapidly growing: in the past year and a half, we launched a Spanish-language news service for Latin America; added correspondents in nearly 20 countries, redesigned the web site, tripled the volume of features we’re producing, and doubled our operating budget. We’re increasingly finding that we’re not able to properly showcase all the great content we’re producing. Accordingly, we are pleased to announce that Erik Hoffner has joined our team as Editor and Content Strategist. Erik started his career as an environmental journalist in 2005, producing a range of stories for The Guardian, National Geographic News Watch, Sierra, OnEarth, Earth Island Journal, Yale Environment 360, Grist, Ecowatch, World Ark, Orion, and Pacific Standard, among numerous others. You can read some of his articles at his web site. Erik has also served as Outreach Coordinator for Orion magazine, where he acted as a spokesperson and managed the magazine’s email outreach and social media accounts, broadening the reach of the publication’s stories. He also served as the Orion Grassroots Network coordinator, a position in which he acquired and managed grants for a comprehensive program that supported and promoted the work of over 1,000 conservation groups. Before joining Mongabay, he helped found and served on the board of Co-op Power, a member-owned energy cooperative serving New England which is a national model for community ownership of renewable energy businesses like Northeast Biodiesel. As Editor and Content Strategist, Erik will manage various Mongabay reporting projects, including recruiting journalists, fielding pitches, assigning stories, and editing and producing stories. He will also oversee the growth marketing efforts of Mongabay, helping us expand our audience and...

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Mongabay is hiring a new contributing editor for Southeast Asia
Jul08

Mongabay is hiring a new contributing editor for Southeast Asia

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR – SOUTHEAST ASIA Mongabay.org is seeking a full-time Southeast Asia-focused contributing editor to manage English-language content related to the region. The contributing editor will manage articles from correspondents (including fielding pitches, commissioning stories, editing, and posting articles) as well as write occasional breaking news stories. The focus will be Southeast Asia with special attention to Indonesia but also Mekong countries, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea, and the topics covered will be related to environment and conservation especially focused on forests, oceans, wildlife, mining, logging, palm oil, infrastructure projects, and deforestation.   Read more about the Contributing Editor position and how to...

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Mongabay in the news – May 2016
Jun14

Mongabay in the news – May 2016

Mongabay mentions in May 2016. News AEC News Today, UTNE, apublica.org, Business-Human Rights, Yale e360, Eco-Business, Ecosystem Marketplace, ENN, Fly Rod Reel, Herp Nation, Huffington Post, International Business Times, Medium, Vice, National Fisherman, National Geographic (Netherlands), scientificamerican.com, The Guardian, Think Progress, and Tico Times. Blogs Actualidad Ambiental, agro.biodiver.se, ALERT Conservation, amoraview.com, Anticorruption Digest, CIFOR, Business in Cameroon, Cambodia.org, Cameroon Online, Care2, Conservation Finance Network, Conservation India, danluan.org, environmentalhealthnews.org, Farmlandgrab.org, Forest Business Network, Geoengineering Watch, IFLscience, InfoAmazonia, James Borrell, Just Conservation, Managers of Wealth, Paul Beckwith, Planet Catfish, REDD-Monitor, Republic of Mining, robertscribbler.com, Science Times, skepticalscience.com, Sustainable Brands, Truth-out.org, and underwatertimes.com, Wunderground. Educational institutions CUNY, Colorado State, Utah, Harvard University, The University of Queensland, Oregon State University, Yale: Global Forest Atlas, Stanford University, Brown University, and UC Davis. Government bodies and institutions MINAM – Peru, seplancti.am.gov.br, and UNFCCC. Organizations (NGOs) Aid Environment, Bank Track, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, World Agroforestry Centre, Borneo Futures, Borneo Rhino Alliance, Breaking the Brand, Change.org, American Museum of Natural History, FAO, Felidae Fund, Say No to Palm Oil, Feral India, filmsforaction.org, Forest Trends, Forest 500, Forest Peoples Programme, Global Water Forum, Global Wildlife Conservation, Greenpeace, Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, ZSL, WCS, Orangutan Conservancy, NWF, Panthera, peakoil.com, Prey Lang Network, RAN, Regenwald, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, savetheelephants.org, Saving Seafood, supply-change.org, supplyrisk.org, Smithsonian Institution, Wind-watch.org, and Wind Taskforce, World...

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Brazilian journalism team reporting on dams in Amazon wins award
Jun07

Brazilian journalism team reporting on dams in Amazon wins award

Mongabay congratulates Agência Pública for being the recent recipient of the Petrobrás Award. The journalism team was awarded for their special investigative report, funded by Mongabay’s Special Reporting Initiatives Program, on threats currently facing the Tapajós River valley and the communities that call the valley their home. The awards ceremony was held last week, during which Agência Pública was awarded the Petrobrás Journalism Award in the National category – Environmental Responsibility – News Portal on the Internet. “The Petrobrás is a very reputable award in Brazil and we are very glad to have won two years in a row,” said Tina Leme Scott, Project Manager for Agência Pública. “Actually this year we won twice – another story about people who still have no electricity in Brazil was also awarded!” Agência Pública’s reporting on the Tapajós River valley also placed second for the fourth edition Republic Award of National Association of Prosecutors (Associação Nacional dos Procuradores da República [ANPR]) under the Web Journalism Category. The first place award went to another Pública article about a resort in the indigenous land of Ceara. “For us it is a great recognition from a very important institution, the Association of Prosecutors, who increasingly are taking our stories and moving forward with investigations that are sparked by their revelations,” said Scott. The fourth edition Republic Award received 81 entries in 11 categories, nine members aimed at initiatives of the Federal Public Ministry, one for journalists and one for social responsibility projects. The winners were invited to participate in a dinner offered by the ANPR to celebrate the victory and the partnership between the entities engaged in the promotion of justice and the defense of democratic rule of law. The president of the ANPR, José Robalinho Cavalcanti, was quoted on the Association of Prosecutors’s website saying, “We selected exceptional works that deserve not only applause of the prosecution, but the entire Brazilian society,” he said. For him, the initiatives are worthy of recognition and should be replicated across the country. Pública, an award-winning women-led organization, was founded in March 2011 by a team of women reporters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is the first center for investigative journalism in Brazil and produces high quality, non-partisan investigative journalism in order to strengthen Brazilian democracy. Pública’s mission is to impact the Brazilian media by promoting its core values: journalism without ideological interference, focus on the public interest, defense of transparency and ethics by the public administration, promotion of the democratic debate about relevant issues, and the relentless defense of human rights. Read other reporting by Agência Pública featured on Mongabay’s conservation news site...

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New Reporting Opportunity – Global Forests
May20

New Reporting Opportunity – Global Forests

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Global Forests Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN), which aims to increase awareness surrounding the importance of our world’s forests, the many threats they are currently facing, and what is being done to protect and preserve them. Articles produced under this MRN will focus on forest issues relating to the following countries: Indonesia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, Liberia, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Myanmar, and Vietnam. These pieces will explore topics such as the rights and interests of forest-dependent populations, deforestation-free commodity supply chains and green growth, and issues surrounding transparency, governance and legality, and REDD+. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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Mongabay welcomes two new staff members
May18

Mongabay welcomes two new staff members

This year Mongabay is formally launching a Spanish-language initiative, Mongabay-Latin America (Mongabay-Latam). By the end of 2016 we will have daily Spanish environmental news reporting in a dozen countries across Central and South America. This exciting growth requires additional resources. Accordingly, we’re pleased to announce that MariaIsabel Torres has joined our team as Program Manager for Mongabay-Latam and Milton Antonio López Tarabochia as Mongabay-Latam’s first full-time Staff Writer. MariaIsabel lives in Peru and comes to us with ten years of experience as an investigative journalist in politics and economics for both mainstream and online media outlets. She has gained a lot of valuable experience through working for the public sector and was part of the team that is responsible for organizing the COP 20 in Lima. She specializes in environmental issues such as climate change negotiations and illegal mining in the rainforest. As Program Manager, MariaIsabel will oversee and manage the operations of for Mongabay-Latam. As a full-time Staff Writer, Milton will be producing original daily content about environmental issues — especially those related to forests, wildlife, land use, and conservation for Mongabay-Latin America. Milton brings with him to Mongabay his varied experience in the journalism field, specializing in social conflicts, human rights and environmental issues. He was nominated for the National Journalism Award of the Institute for Press and Society (IPYS) and was the recipient of Telefonica Foundation’s 2013 Etecom prize. While all stories written under the Mongabay- Latam initiative will be produced in Spanish, some will also be translated or summarized in English for the main Mongabay.com web site, in order to reach an international audience. Mongabay-Latam strives to be a leading news source in Latin America that informs civil society, policymakers, and the general public on land-use change, biodiversity, natural ecosystems, forest-related issues, and local livelihoods, among other topics. “We are looking forward to expanding Mongabay’s Spanish language coverage of environmental and conservation news in Latin America,” said Mongabay Founder and CEO, Rhett A. Butler. “Milton and MariaIsabel are great additions to the Mongabay team and we’re happy to have them assisting us with this new...

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New Reporting Opportunity – Almost Famous Asian Animals
May12

New Reporting Opportunity – Almost Famous Asian Animals

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Almost Famous Asian Animals Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN), which aims to publicize the plight of little known, threatened tropical, subtropical, and temperate zone Asian animals, along with the wildlife scientists working to protect them. Articles produced under this MRN will focus on terrestrial, avian or freshwater animals that are listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, or status unknown by the IUCN. These pieces will introduce these lesser known animals and explore what’s being done to save them, along with their chances of survival. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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Mongabay is hiring a new contributing editor
Apr25

Mongabay is hiring a new contributing editor

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR – FORESTS Mongabay.org is seeking a full-time forests-focused contributing editor to manage English-language forests content. The contributing editor will consistently produce their own articles on global forest-related environmental topics, while managing, editing, and posting all submissions from our team of worldwide contributors. This person will also help select the team of forest-focused contributors, manage assignments, edit articles, and ensure adherence to grant guidelines and reporting expectations.   Read more about the Contributing Editor position and how to...

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Mongabay in the news – March 2016
Apr06

Mongabay in the news – March 2016

A number of organizations, blogs, and news outlets republished our content, cited our stories, and mentioned the site. Below is a partial list.   News Outlets Sustainable Japan, VICE, ENN, Ecosystem Marketplace, Think Progress, Takepart, The Guardian, Clean Malaysia, Jakarta Globe, Eco Watch, The Morning News, Huffington Post, Eco-Business, Environmental Health News, International Business Times, Humanitarian News, National Geographic, truth-out.org, DGR News Service, Ecologist, Mother Jones, Particle News, Amora View and VientianeTimes.com. Organizations Center for International Forestry Research, Global Wildlife Conservation, Focusing on Wildlife, undark.org, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Amazon Watch, Resilience.org, Conservation International, George Wright Society, RYOT, talk.chimpandsee.org, World Agroforestry Centre, Aidenvironment, Greenomics Indonesia, Supply Change Project, Climate and Land Use Alliance, Earth Innovation Institute, Maliasili Initiatives, Rainforest Alliance, Rainforest Action Network, Turtle Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, Global Forest Watch, Amphibian Survival Alliance, Forest Trends and sustainablepalmoil.org. Blogs Happydonation.net, Energy Desk, Ecology Asia, The Panama News, REDD-Monitor, The Path of the Anacondas, Desdemona Despair, Shinden Forest, Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog, robertscribbler.com and guymcpherson.com. Academia Florida International University, The University of Nottingham, Wake Forest University, The University of Kansas, Yale University, Riverland Community College and The University of Utah. Government U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and...

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Mongabay in the news – February 2016
Mar09

Mongabay in the news – February 2016

A number of organizations, blogs, and news outlets republished our content, cited our stories, and mentioned the site. Below is a partial list. News Outlets Aceh Trend, Africa Geographic, Aljazeera, Alternative News Project, Clean Malaysia, Climate Change News, Conscious Life News, DGR News Service, Eco-Business, EcoLogic, ecoshock.info, Ecosystem Marketplace, Eco Watch, Environmental News Network, EnviroNews, EnvironmentalHealthNews.org, Foreign Policy, Forest Business Network, Grist, Humanitarian News, Jakarta Globe, Mashable, Mother Nature Network, Nature News Network, Discovery News, National Geographic, NewsLinkQ, Scientific American, and Treehugger Organizations Amazon Watch, Ape Alliance, Acaté Amazon Conservation, Accer Foundation, AlterNet, Belantara Foundation, Conservation International, Borneo Rhino Alliance, CIFOR, Climate and Land Use Alliance, COHA, Conservation Finance Network, Earth Innovation Institute, Earth Organization, Endangered Species International, Greenpeace, Felidae Conservation Fund, filmsforaction.org, First Peoples Worldwide, Forest Trends, The Forest 500, forestheroes.org, Global Forest Watch, Green Beautiful Foundation, Greenomics Indonesia, The Lemur Conservation Network, Madaworks, Rainforest Alliance, RainforestMaker, Resolve, Save The Rhino Trust, Supply Change Project, The Turtle Conservancy, and WCS Newsroom. Blogs All About Wildlife, Biotropica, Cambodia.org, Arkive.org, World Agroforestry, Conservation Ecology, Ecology Asia, Ensia, Herp Nation, Philadelphia Zoo, Sustainablog, The Path of the Anacondas, Wild Singapore News, Brendanborrell.com, jasongray.org and justincatanoso.com. Academia Wake Forest University, Florida International University, Yale e360, University of Glasgow, UC Berkeley and The University of New Mexico. Government...

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Mongabay is hiring for 3 positions in Latin America
Feb11

Mongabay is hiring for 3 positions in Latin America

Founded in 1999, Mongabay.com is one of the top sources of environmental news, analysis, information, and inspiration on the Internet. The site as of February 2016 draws more than two million visitors per month, making it among the most visited eco-focused destinations on the Internet. On May 21, 2012 We officially launched mongabay.co.id, an Indonesian-language environmental news service that includes a core team in Java and freelance correspondents across the archipelago. The system enables mongabay.co.id to report at local, regional, and national levels within Indonesian on issues that affect forests and forest-dependent communities. After its first three-and-a-half years, mongabay.co.id published more than 4,500 posts and drew more than 5 million visitors, making it to the most popular Indonesian-language environmental news site. Mongabay-Indonesia has gotten the attention of top officials—including President Jokowi, who has referenced the site—and business leaders, while catalyzing broader awareness of civil society groups and the importance of stewarding natural resources. We are now creating a similar service (Mongabay-Latam) in Spanish-speaking Latin America. We are recruiting a team to develop and expand Mongabay-Latam, including a program manager oversee the initiative, a staff writer to produce original daily content, and a contributing editor to manage a network of contributors across Latin America. We’re primarily considering candidates in Colombia and Peru for these positions, although we may consider exceptional applicants from other Latin American countries if the fit is right. Here are the job descriptions: Peru/Colombia: Program manager for Mongabay-Latam (English | Español) Peru/Colombia: Contributing editor for Mongabay-Latam (English | Español) Peru/Colombia: Full-time writer for Mongabay-Latam (English | Español) If you’re passionate about conservation issues and interested in working with us, we encourage you to apply for the positions you’re qualified for. A little more about Mongabay-Latam Mongabay-Latam will publish original reporting on environmental news. While all stories would be produced in Spanish, some would be translated or summarized in English for the main Mongabay.com web site, helping reach an international audience. Mongabay-Latam would also seek syndication agreements with several media outlets inside and outside the region. Under these agreements, Mongabay-Latam articles would be freely available for republishing on these outlets’ web sites. With its established reputation and strong following, Mongabay-Latam could be an ideal platform to inform civil society, policymakers, and the general public on land-use change, biodiversity, natural ecosystems, forest-related issues, and local livelihoods, among other topics. En...

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Mongabay busca candidatos para 3 posiciones en América Latina
Feb11

Mongabay busca candidatos para 3 posiciones en América Latina

Fundada en 1999, Mongabay.com es una de las principales fuentes en Internet con noticias, análisis, información e inspiración acerca del medioambiente. Hasta febrero de 2016, la página ha atraído a más de dos millones de visitantes al mes, lo cual la ha convertido en uno de los destinos más visitados de Internet en el ámbito del medioambiente. El 21 de mayo de 2012, lanzamos de forma oficial mongabay.co.id, un servicio de noticias medioambientales en idioma indonesio que cuenta con un equipo central en Java y corresponsales por todo el archipiélago. El sistema permite a mongabay.co.id informar a nivel local, regional y nacional dentro de Indonesia sobre temas que afectan a los bosques y a las comunidades que dependen de ellos. Después de sus primeros tres años y medio, mongabay.co.id ha publicado más de 4500 artículos y ha recibido más de 5 millones de visitas, alzándose como la web más popular de noticias ambientales en idioma indonesio. Mongabay-Indonesia ha recibido la atención de altos cargos —entre ellos el Presidente Jokowi, que ha citado la página— y líderes empresariales, y ha servido como catalizador para aumentar la concienciación sobre los diferentes grupos de la sociedad civil y la importancia de la preservación de los recursos naturales. En estos momentos estamos creando un servicio parecido (Mongabay-Latam) en los países hispanohablantes de América Latina. Queremos contratar un equipo para desarrollar y expandir Mongabay-Latam, entre los puestos que queremos cubrir están el de director de programa que supervise la iniciativa, el de redactor que produzca contenido original a diario y el de editor colaborador que gestione la red de colaboradores en América Latina. Para estas vacantes, buscamos, principalmente, a candidatos en Colombia y Perú, pero no descartamos considerar solicitudes de candidatos excepcionales en otros países de América Latina si encajan en el perfil. Las descripciones de los puestos se pueden consultar aquí: Perú/Colombia: Director/a de Programa para Mongabay-Latam (English | Español) Perú/Colombia: Editor/a colaborador/a para Mongabay-Latam (English | Español) Perú/Colombia: Redactor/a a tiempo completo para Mongabay-Latam (English | Español) Si le apasiona la conservación y le interesa trabajar con nosotros, le animamos a que envíe su solicitud para el puesto para el que esté cualificado. Más información sobre Mongabay-Latam Mongabay-Latam publicará artículos originales sobre noticias medioambientales. Aunque todas las historias se producirán es español, algunas se traducirán o resumirán en inglés para publicarlas en la web principal de Mongabay.com para conseguir un mayor alcance internacional. Mongabay-Latam también buscará acuerdos de redifusión con varios medios de comunicación tanto dentro como fuera de la región. Con estos acuerdos, los artículos de Mongabay-Latam estarían disponibles para que estos medios los publicaran en sus páginas web. Con su...

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Mongabay in the news – January 2016
Feb10

Mongabay in the news – January 2016

A number of organizations, blogs, and news outlets republished our content, cited our stories, and mentioned the site. Below is a partial list. News Outlets Alternet, Democratic Underground, eco-business.com, Ecosystem Marketplace, ENN, Enviro News, environmentalhealthnews.org, Global Forest Information Service, The Global Legal Post, Huffington Post,Coconuts.co, Jakarta Globe, Latin America Bureau, Mother Nature Network, MSN News, Discovery News, National Geographic News, The Anti-Media, The Conversation, The Ecologist, The Guardian, Today Eco, Treehugger, truth-out.org, VICE and Wildlife Headlines Organizations ALERT-Conservation, arkitrek.com, CIFOR, Conservation International, Climate and Land Use Alliance, Earth Innovation Institute, Forest Trends, Forest 500, Forest Business Network, Forest Heroes, Forest Legality Alliance, Friends of the Orangutans Malaysia, George Wright Society, GJEP, GlobalWood.org, Greenomics, Greenpeace, infoamazonia.org, landmarkmap.org, landscapes.org, The Center for People and Forests, purrandroar.com, Rainforest Alliance, Rainforest Maker, Society of Environmental Journalists, SSIR, supply-change.org, suriname.conservation.org, Sustainable Palm Oil Tracking Toolkit, turtleconservancy.org, Wild Forests & Fauna, WCS and WWF Blogs Africa Newsdesk, Care2, Deep Green Resistance News, Ecology Asia, focusingonwildlife.com, forestindustry.com, Herp Nation, humanitariannews.org, illegal-logging.info, noanimalpoaching.org, red-monitor.org, safaritalk.net, Elsevier SciTech Connect, thejaguarandallies.com, The Path of the Anacondas, Spirit Science, underwatertimes.com, zoochat.com, jamesborrell.com and jedediahbrodie.weebly.com Academia The Green School Hive, msvanpraagsclass.com and UC Berkeley Government...

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Mongabay welcomes Dave Martin as Development Officer
Feb02

Mongabay welcomes Dave Martin as Development Officer

Over the past year Mongabay has experienced rapid growth, with our staff more than doubling, traffic to Mongabay-Indonesia surging 300 percent, and our contributor network expanding to 20 countries and more than 100 correspondents. Already the new year appears to hold the promise of further expansion. This year Mongabay plans to formally launch a Spanish-language initiative, Mongabay-Latin America (Mongabay-Latam). By the end of 2016 we hope to have daily Spanish environmental news reporting in a dozen countries across Central and South America. This exciting growth requires additional resources. Accordingly, we’re pleased to announced that Dave Martin has joined our team as our development officer. Martin will work closely with Mongabay Founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler on fundraising and outreach. “We’re thrilled to have Dave as part of the Mongabay team,” said Butler, who launched Mongabay in 1999 out of his passion for nature and wildlife. “He will provide a tremendous boost to the organization, helping us inspire, educate, and inform more people around the world.” Martin comes to Mongabay from a unique background – he has lived and worked in the Ecuadorian Amazon as a territory sales manager at Runa, an organic Amazonian beverage company that strives to improve the livelihoods for indigenous farmers in the Amazon. Previous to Runa, Dave had great success as a grassroots fundraiser. Nature is a great source of inspiration for David and he loves to share his passion for the natural world with everyone he meets. “I’m so passionate about Mongabay’s mission that I feel compelled to tell everybody I meet about it,” said Martin. “The transition from being an amateur Mongabay “fanboy” to full-time employee is quite honestly a dream come true.” “I’m excited to be on team because I see endless potential in Mongabay’s abilities to educate people. Our planet is in peril and people need to know what’s going on.” Martin holds a Master’s Degree in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Globalization and Socioeconomics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. “We’ve excited to have Dave’s help in taking Mongabay to the next level,” said Tiffany Roufs, Mongabay’s operations officer. “We have big plans for 2016 and...

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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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Mongabay in the news – December 2015
Jan05

Mongabay in the news – December 2015

A number of organizations, blogs, and news outlets republished our content, cited our stories, and mentioned the site. Below is a partial list. News outlets Africa Geographic, Alternet, Daily Climate, dailykos.com, eco-business.com, eenews.net, ENN, Huffington Post, Inhabitat, Coconuts.co, The Jakarta Globe, Mother Nature News, NZZ.ch, Origo.hu, and Spektrum.de. Organizations Amazon Watch, American Prairie, Andes Amazon Fund, arkitrek.com, biodiversity.europa.eu, CIFOR, Conservation International, conservationindia.org, envknights.info, Fauna Flora International, Fauna Forever, FERN, Films for Action, Forest Trends, Forest Heroes, Friends of Green Suriname, Gibbs Lab at Wisconsin, GlobalWood.org, The Goldman Prize, Greenomics, halfthesolution.com, Humanitarian News, ICACI, landmarkmap.org, landscapes.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, WCS, Field Museum, Society of Environmental Journalists, Society of American Foresters, SSIR, supply-change.org, Sustainable Palm Oil Tracking Toolkit, Tapang Rainforest, Turtle Conservancy, WCS, FVA, WWF, WRI, and ZSL. Blogs Africa Newsdesk, Brazil Economics, Cambodia.org, Captive Bred Reptile Forums, Care2, Car Free Girl, City News Line, Dawn Pub, Deep Green Resistence News, Ecology Asia, ecoswarm.com, ecuador.com, Environmental News, Analysis & Art, Environmental Health News, Environment Guru, Focusing on Wildlife, Herp Nation, The News Lens, Listverse, noanimalpoaching.org, Overfishing.org, Paper Advance, PM Haze, Redd-Monitor, Safari Talk, San Diego Zoo Library, The Parrot Club, The Parrot Forum, The Path of the Anacondas, The Zoo Reviewer, Underwatertimes, wildsingaporenews.blogspot.hk, woodbioenergymagazine.com, wunderground.com, zoochat.com, Vientiane Times, jedediahbrodie.weebly.com, and robertscribbler.com. Academia Macalester, UC Berkeley, and Wake Forest...

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Our achievements in 2015
Dec29

Our achievements in 2015

2015 was a monumental year for Mongabay in terms of the organization’s growth, reach, and impact. Here are some brief highlights from 2015: MONGABAY Mongabay has been completely redesigned — you can see the new site at mongabay.com. Our full-time global team has grown from 4 to 11 since the beginning of the year, including an editor for our Spanish-language initiative – Mongabay Latin-America – which will formally launch in early 2016. By the end of next year, we hope to have daily Spanish news reporting in a dozen countries in Central and South America. Our global network of journalists has grown from 12 at this time last year to more than 70. Our translator network involves more than 100 people. We've launched several new reporting initiatives, including palm oil, endangered environmentalists, Indonesian community forests, Latin American wildlife trafficking, Indonesian haze beat, and "almost famous", a series of little-known charismatic species. Traffic to Mongabay’s environmental content amounted to 10.5 million unique visitors, 14.5 million visits, and 24 million pageviews in 2015. The reach of this content was extended via social media and third party sites that republished our stories. Dozens of stories produced under our reporting program have been published by third party outlets including The New York Times, ScientificAmerican, TakePart, Deutsche Welle, and The Guardian, among others. We've launched wildtech.mongabay.com, a new initiative that looks at how technology can be better leveraged to support conservation, including monitoring, law enforcement, and anti-poaching. We produced nearly 1,300 stories in English, almost 300 in Spanish, over 80 in both Portuguese and French, more than 40 in Italian, Chinese, and German; and more than 25 in Japanese. Tropical Conservation Science published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and saw its impact factor rise to 1.329 from 1.092. Our kids section on rainforests averaged 150,000 visits a month. We launched early childhood e-readers for iPads and established a news section for kids. Mongabay reporting sparked an investigation into a cacao plantation in Peru, a crackdown on poaching in Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem by the Ministry of Forestry and Environment, raids against illegal loggers operating in South Sumatra’s Sembilang National Park, and interest from a major studio in producing a documentary series on “endangered environmentalists.” Mongabay stories also catalyzed broader reporting by mainstream media outlets. Nearly 18,000 new staff photos were added to the site. MONGABAY-INDONESIA Mongabay-Indonesia’s team grew from five to six full-time staff, while our contributor network across nearly three dozen cities and towns expanded to 40. Readership grew over 300 percent to 7.5 million pageviews and 3.8 million unique visitors. Top ministers publicly referenced Mongabay-Indonesia on several occasions. A Mongabay-Indonesia story covering of...

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Mongabay in the news – November 2015
Dec03

Mongabay in the news – November 2015

A number of organizations, blogs, and news outlets republished our content, cited our stories, and mentioned the site. Below is a partial list. News outlets Nature, nostimonimar.gr, photoblog.hk, wideopenspaces.com, 444.hu, bayoubuzz.com, cambodiantimes.com, Canada Free Press, Climate News Network, Democratic Underground, New York Times, eco-business.com, ecoshock.info, Ecosystem Marketplace, ekolist.cz, ENN, environmentalhealthnews.org, Esquire, hortidaily.com, Coconuts.co, Jakarta Globe, newser.com, NPR, PBS, Peru This Week, Peruvian Times, Policy Innovations, QZ, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Cambodia News, The Conversation, Tech in Asia, The Ecologist, WBUR, vientianetimes.com, Vox, and Washington Monthly. Organizations ALERT-Conservation, farmlandgrab.org, novagalapagos.org, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, 21stcenturytiger.org, 4apes.com, Amazon Conservation Association, ACEER, Amazon Aid, Amphibia Web, Andes-Amazon Fund, WRI, Blue Moon Fund, Chain Reaction Research, Climate Trust, Fauna and Flora International, Friends of the Earth International, Forest Trends, Forest Peoples Programme, Friends of Snakes, Greenomics, Greenpeace, halfthesolution.com, infoamazonia.org, ZSL, Missouri Botanical Garden, Pachamama Alliance, Philadelphia Zoo, poisonfrog.org, Rainforest Alliance, The Center for People and Forests, Society of Environmental Journalists, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, supply-change.org, RSPO, turtleconservancy.org, Woods Hole Research Center, WCN, World Watch, and WWF. Blogs allisonhegan.com, aquaonline.com.br, atelopus.com, bigcats.com, birdingsiteguide.com, brysonvoirin.com, India Business & Biodiversity Initiative, cambodia.org, Care2, caribbeanictnews.com, conservationindia.org, dendrogrove.com, Ecology Asia, en.khmernews.today, filmsforaction.org, focusingonwildlife.com, humanitariannews.org, illegal-logging.info, newsecuritybeat.org, redd-monitor.org, safaritalk.net, underwatertimes.com, wildfiretoday.com, WildPolitics, and wildsingaporenews.blogspot.sg. Academia Biodiversity and Conservation, opal-project.org, Wake Forest University, Oregon State, UCSC, and Sewanee University. Government Embassy of Peru, FAO, and...

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Mongabay Fundraising Drive – $10K donor match
Nov19

Mongabay Fundraising Drive – $10K donor match

A generous individual has offered to match up to $10,000 in donations that are given in the next month. That means any money you contribute to Mongabay by December 15th will be effectively doubled. Help us reach our goal by donating and spreading the word! Learn more about our work. In 2016 we have many ambitions. We hope to: Launch Mongabay-Latin America Publish more environmental books for kids Improve our web site Expand our global news coverage Continue to grow Mongabay-Indonesia Strengthen the organization If you are interested in making a direct donation online, you can use Paypal (secure and does not require an account), Just Give, or send a check. OUR GOAL: $10,000 DONATIONS TO DATE: $6,860 Last updated: 12/15/15 Paypal (credit card option) Paypal (no account required) How would you like your funds used?No preference Environmental journalismKids - education initiative Non-English reporting Journal - TCS Would you like to be listed as a donor?No Yes JustGive.org (credit card option) Check via mail Mongabay.org P.O. Box 0291 Menlo Park, CA...

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