Apply for Mongabay’s 2024-25 Conservation Reporting Fellowship!

Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) in a dry forest in Madagascar. Photo credit: Rhett A. Butler

Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) in a dry forest in Madagascar. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.

Mongabay is excited to announce that applications are now open for the next cohort of the Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship, following the success of previous groups. This program continues to offer an unparalleled opportunity for early-career journalists passionate about conservation and environmental reporting. Learn more about how to apply for the fifth cohort today.


As environmental challenges become more urgent, the need for skilled environmental journalists is more critical than ever. The shifting media landscape has left many budding journalists, particularly those in regions most affected by climate change, biodiversity loss and threats to Indigenous communities, with limited opportunities.

To address this, Mongabay established the Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship. The program empowers journalists from biodiversity hotspots in low- and middle-income tropical countries, enabling them to cover crucial environmental issues.

Fellows gain valuable training, experience and credibility to help them advance their careers in journalism and communications. Ultimately, we aim for fellows to join our growing global network as regular Mongabay contributors.

Please consult this page for details on eligibility and how to apply.

Goals and opportunities

The Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship by Mongabay provides journalists from biodiversity-rich tropical countries with a platform to report on significant environmental issues. This fellowship is more than just a reporting opportunity; it includes thorough training, hands-on experience and the establishment of credibility essential for career growth in journalism and communications.


This cohort will support six fellows between October 2024 and March 2025. Half will work with Mongabay’s global English bureau and the other half with the organization’s Spanish-language bureau, Mongabay-Latam.

Apply for the fellowship

If you are eager to make a difference in conservation and environmental journalism, we encourage you to apply for the Conservation Reporting Fellowship.

Applications are open until Aug. 10, 2024. The application process is straightforward, with separate links for the English and Spanish-language programs. Detailed information on eligibility and application procedures is available on the Mongabay website.