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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Corporations rush to make zero-deforestation commitments, but is it working?
Jun29

Corporations rush to make zero-deforestation commitments, but is it working?

Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Julian Smith reports on deforestation commitments from global corporations and their effectiveness.  Read the full story...

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SLATE – Bananal Islands: A conflict between the government and indigenous people threatens one of Brazil’s most unique national parks
Jun05

SLATE – Bananal Islands: A conflict between the government and indigenous people threatens one of Brazil’s most unique national parks

Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Brendan Borrell reports one of Brazil’s most unique national parks and the debate between government and indigenous peoples for...

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THE GUARDIAN – Peru planning to dam Amazon’s main source and displace 1000s
May26

THE GUARDIAN – Peru planning to dam Amazon’s main source and displace 1000s

Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow David Hill reports on Peru’s dam plans for The Guardian.  Read the full piece...

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