Mongabay public event in Seattle, May 17
May03

Mongabay public event in Seattle, May 17

  Mongabay staffers will visit Seattle soon, and on May 17 Seattle Audubon will host them for a panel discussion about the ever growing use of technology in conservation, from drones to GPS and AI. Speaking will be Founder/CEO Rhett A. Butler, Wildtech editor Suzanne Palminteri, and board member Christopher Herndon. They will be joined on stage by Audubon’s Megan Friesen, who is a bioacoustics researcher (and recent guest on Mongabay’s podcast, listen here). Learn more here and please join us, or tell a friend if they’re in the area. View full information at the Aububon site. Banner image: Researchers using a small drone tested ground and aerial photo measurements to calculate leopard seal size and mass using the body length (between the blue dots) and width at various points along the body (the pink dots). This method allows scientists to gather important population data without capturing and stressing the animals. Photo credit: NOAA...

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Mongabay news app for Android now available
Apr27

Mongabay news app for Android now available

Mongabay now has a free app available in the Google Play Store. This app provides Android users with a quick and easy way to read and share Mongabay news and stories on their devices. Similarly, Apple customers can receive Mongabay stories on their iPhones, iPads, etc via that company’s news app, Apple News, more info here. If you have an Android device, please download the app and give it a try. If you like what you see, please give it a rating. Here’s what it looks like:  ...

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Mongabay in the News, March 2018
Apr25

Mongabay in the News, March 2018

Our reporting appears in many places beyond Mongabay.com when other outlets republish, quote from, and re-report our findings. Highlights from this past month include Salon.com’s republishing of our exposé on sexual harassment in the natural science and environmental fields, and an appearance by a Mongabay-India editor on the BBC talking about a recent sea turtle hatching that amazed residents of Mumbai. Mongabay publishes on a creative commons basis and encourages other outlets to republish its features in their own publications. Learn how to do this here. Here’s a selection of where our reporting appeared in March 2018: Alternet, Asian Correspondent, BBC Indonesia, BBC World, Buffalo News, Cambodia Daily, Common Dreams, Dagens Nyheter, Daily Climate, Earth Island Journal, El Espectador, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, The Dodo, GenomeWeb, Guardian, Huffington Post, IDN Times, IFL Science, India Blooms, The Intercept-Brasil, Jakarta Post, LADbible, Metro Ecuador, Mexico News Daily, National Geographic Indonesia, News Lens International, Ooska News, Pacific Standard, RINF News, RPP Noticias, Salon, Sciences et Avenir, Scroll, Smithsonian Magazine, Spektrum, The Star-Kenya,Tarung News, Visayan Daily Star, Western Australia Today, and World Politics Review. Banner image: Indonesian rainforest. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Mongabay Latam a finalist for One World Media Award
Apr19

Mongabay Latam a finalist for One World Media Award

UPDATE: Mongabay Latam has now been named a finalist for the award. Congratulations to the whole team. Mongabay Latam has been named to the longlist in the Special Award category of the One World Media Awards, for its environmental coverage in Latin America. This award recognizes an independent media organization based in a developing country using media to address social, cultural, political and economic issues. The Award seeks to recognize and encourage outstanding reporting that informs the public, provides an outlet for local people’s voices, creates a space for critical information, and holds those in power to account. Other nominees include Myanmar Now (Myanmar), Nasha Niva (Belarus), and Reporter At-Large (India). The judging panels will meet in late April to decide the final nominees in each category. View the longlists for the Special Award and the other...

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“Conservation Effectiveness” series wins award
Apr04

“Conservation Effectiveness” series wins award

  A feature on how conservation NGOs use evidence to guide their decisions, by staff writer Shreya Dasgupta, is the winner in the environment category of the 2018 Science Seeker Awards. Scientists have long urged conservation NGOs to make decisions based on scientific evidence, Shreya writes in the piece. However, big conservation NGOs run into many problems in trying to use the available science. So she sets out to explain what is known about the topic by looking at the published evidence: “Overall, there has been a rise in peer-reviewed studies looking into the effectiveness of conservation strategies. But NGOs don’t seem to be using them,” she writes in the piece. Read on for her full analysis of why this is and what can be done, here, Experience or evidence: How do big conservation NGOs make decisions? The feature was part 4 of “Conservation Effectiveness,” Mongabay’s multi-part series investigating the effectiveness of some of the most popular strategies to conserve tropical forests around the world. The series was the result of a collaboration between Mongabay staff reporters Shreya Dasgupta and Mike Gaworecki, their editor Rebecca Kessler, and a team of conservation scientists led by tropical forest ecologist Zuzana Burivalova of Princeton University. Wonderfully interactive infographics were created for most features in the series by GreenInfo Network, whose team was led by Tom Allnutt. Banner image: Crested black macaque. Photo by Rhett A. Butler /...

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