Mongabay in the news, August 2018
Sep20

Mongabay in the news, August 2018

Mongabay’s reporting appears in many places beyond the bounds of the website when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Highlights from this past month included the Associated Press putting out a news wire story based on a Mongabay report about the Forest Stewardship Council postponing the pending membership of Indonesia’s giant paper company Asia Pulp & Paper, which was republished by outlets around the world ranging from the San Francisco Chronicle to US News and World Report to the Washington Post and Fox Business News. Agence France Presse also put out wire stories using Mongabay content, one related to saving trees in Niger and the other about the use of drones to monitor Peru’s Amazon Forest, which appeared in publications ranging from Yahoo News to News 24 in Capetown. Plenty of our reports were also republished in their entirety, including one about development pressure in Penang Island, Malaysia, which was featured at the International News Lens. Mongabay publishes on a Creative Commons basis and encourages media outlets to republish its features in their own publications. Learn how to do this here. Here’s a selection of outlets our reporting appeared in during August 2018: ASEAN Post, Agence France Presse, Asia Times, Associated Press, Asian Correspondent, Business Standard, CNBC TV18, CanIndia, CemNet, The Chronicle, Clarín, Climate Home News, Common Dreams, The Conversation, Daiji World, DevDiscourse, Debate, Des Informenos, Deutsche Welle, Earth Island Journal, Eco-Business, Economic Times, El Comercio, Epoch Times, El Espectador, Financial Times, Fox Business, Gulf News, The Hans, Hindustan Times, IC, India.com, India Blooms, Inhabitat, Interfax, International News Lens, KSTP News, KTAR News, Lado B, Malay Mail, Manufacturing.net, MillenniumPost, MinnPost, Modern Ghana, MoneyLife, National Post, New Kerala.com, New Security Beat, New Vision, News 24 – Cape Town, Onda Local, Online Khabar, Outlook India, Pacific Standard, The Province, Publimetro, Pulitzer Center, Pulzo, The Quint, RPP Noticias, Radio Free Asia, SIFY, SciDev.net, Scroll, Seattle Times, La Semana, Sentinel Assam, Smithsonian Magazine, Speak up for Blue, Telesur TV, The Third Pole, Triple Pundit, Truthout, US News & World Report, El Universal, VOA-Indonesia, WORD 106.3, WPHT 1210, WTOP News, The Weekend Leader, The Wire, Yahoo News, and Zócalo Banner image: Scale-crested pygmy tyrant by Rhett...

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Mongabay Founder interviewed by ‘No Ordinary Business’
Sep12

Mongabay Founder interviewed by ‘No Ordinary Business’

Mongabay’s Founder & CEO Rhett A. Butler is the focus of a new feature at “No Ordinary Business,” a forum associated with Dana Philanthropy. Host Gina Pereira introduces the conversation this way: “In today’s highly politicised climate, it is a struggle to find media coverage that is purely fact-based. Even across the conservation world, much of environmental news is published by advocacy groups and is therefore focused on particular agendas. On the other hand, there is Mongabay, a fact-based non-advocacy online news service dedicated to informing the readership of social and environmental issues related to forests and other ecosystems.”  Gina and Rhett discuss the origins of Mongabay, the challenges and opportunities of running a media outlet like it, how Mongabay is navigating the massive changes in the media landscape, and future initiatives. Read the interview here. Banner image: Rhett...

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Mongabay writer wins award for outstanding environmental reporting
Aug28

Mongabay writer wins award for outstanding environmental reporting

Frequent Monbabay-India contributing writer Sibi Arasu has won the 2018 Prem Bhatia Memorial Award for Outstanding Environmental Reporting, the most prestigious award in India for environmental journalism. The prize jury praised his “sensitive, in-depth content” and “superb photographs …whether documenting urban chaos, battles with sand or water mafia or the protected- animal-species-versus-human-lives-conflict deep in the wilds.” He has been reporting exclusively on the environment, people’s rights and development, and climate-change-related issues for the last five years, before which he worked at national news organizations in Delhi, like The Hindu and The Times of India. His reporting for Mongabay-India, including this recent feature from the port city of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, also caught the jury’s eye. Residents there agitated against the expansion of a polluting copper smelting plant, and police killed 13 in the unrest. “Winning the Prem Bhatia Award is incredible recognition for the fine reporting Sibi Arasu is doing on environmental issues in India,” said Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett Butler. “It’s a great honor to have Sibi as part of the Mongabay-India freelance reporting team.” Prem Bhatia was an important Indian journalist in the 1950s and 60s. The award is given by a trust formed to celebrate his life and writings, and was presented at the 23rd Prem Bhatia Memorial Lecture at the India International Centre, New Delhi on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Mongabay-India aims to bring high quality, original reports from nature’s frontlines all around India, and launched in January of this year. It is the fourth international bureau of Mongabay and joins its teams located in the United States, Latin America, and Indonesia, which publish original daily reports in English, Spanish, and Bahasa respectively. Banner image: A photo of Ranjith Kumar who was killed in the police shooting in Thoothukudi on May 22, image by Sibi Arasu. Read the feature...

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Mongabay in the news, July 2018
Aug21

Mongabay in the news, July 2018

Our reporting appears in many places beyond the bounds of Mongabay.com when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Highlights from this past month included discussion in a Smithsonian article about indigenous people being noted as caretakers of an enormous portion of the world’s conserved lands, to multiple mentions of a Mongabay article about Colombia’s plans for deforestation-free chocolate production, which was picked up by outlets ranging widely from the Russian outlet Tass to The Guardian and green design/lifestyle site Inhabitat. Mongabay publishes on a Creative Commons basis and encourages media outlets to republish its features in their own publications. Learn how to do this here. Here’s a selection of outlets our reporting appeared in during July 2018: Al Jazeera, Accuweather.com, Asian Correspondent, Business Standard, The Conversation, Courrier International, The Dodo, Eco-Business, The Guardian, Huffington Post-France, Des Informemenos, Inhabitat, International News Lens, Khabar Online, Kerala News, La Mula, Newsheads, The Next Web, Nonprofit Quarterly, Pacific Standard, RPP Noticias, Scroll, La Semana, The Sentinel, Sify News, Smithsonian magazine, The Statesman, Tass. Banner photo: Anaconda photographed in Colombia by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Mongabay hosts September 4 program on how technology is protecting ocean ecosystems
Aug02

Mongabay hosts September 4 program on how technology is protecting ocean ecosystems

  Mongabay readers and friends in the Bay Area of California are invited to join founder & CEO Rhett A. Butler on September 4 in San Francisco as he moderates a roundtable discussion at The Commonwealth Club about new technological applications that boost marine conservation efforts. There is an accelerating effort among ocean scientists, advocates and technologists to harness new technologies for marine conservation. These technologies, which include satellite sensors, drones and artificial intelligence can be used to monitor and manage marine ecosystems—discovering new coral reefs, identifying illegal or unsustainable fishing fleets, and exposing destructive coastal development. Our panel will discuss what’s already working in this space and also what technologies might soon be available to protect and create healthy and safe marine environments in the Bay Area and around the world. The expert panel: Robin Martin, Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University Joe Mascaro, PhD, Director of Academic Programs at Planet, the Bay Area-based satellite company David Kroodsma, Research Director at Global Fishing Watch For tickets and information, visit the Commonwealth Club website: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/index.php/events/2018-09-04/using-new-technologies-create-safe-marine-environments Tuesday, September 4 @ 6:00 PM The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium San Francisco, 94105 We hope you can join us! If you cannot, please tell a...

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