Remote sensing expert Robin Martin joins Mongabay’s board of directors

Mongabay is pleased to announce that Robin Martin has joined its board of directors. Robin is a professor of geography at Arizona State University where she works to connect place-based science in forests and on reefs with remote sensing. Board President B. Holt Thrasher praised her science savvy in welcoming her to Mongabay: “Robin’s unique scientific perspective, grounded

Kristin Rechberger joins Mongabay’s board of directors

Mongabay is pleased to announce that Kristin Rechberger has joined its board of directors. She has spent her career supporting those who defend nature, and is now CEO of Dynamic Planet, a firm that helps advance and invest in markets that restore nature. “I believe environmental journalism is critical to an informed global public,” Rechberger said. “Leaders of a community,

Mongabay in the news, Autumn 2020

Mongabay’s reporting was cited by outlets ranging from Popular Science to CNN, Quartz, Dhaka Tribune, Fodor’s Travel and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently. Also our new partners at Now This published a video on pangolins based on our reporting. Numerous media outlets also chose to republish entire Mongabay features, too, like The Pulitzer

Mongabay in the news, August 2020

Mongabay’s reporting was cited by outlets ranging from The Guardian to Business Insider, The Week and NASA’s Earth Observatory blog in the past month. Several media outlets chose to republish entire Mongabay features in August, too, like The Huffington Post, The News Minute, and Inter Press News Service. We encourage fellow media outlets to republish Mongabay

Mongabay in the news, July 2020

Mongabay’s reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets cite it in part, or republish it whole, via our Creative Commons license. Our editors, sources and writers are also interviewed regularly about their work, such as when the syndicated radio program Sea Change Radio spoke with

Mongabay team wins top environmental journalism prizes

A Mongabay writer and a Mongabay editor each recently took the top two awards in the Outstanding Explanatory Reporting category in the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) 19th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment. Jeremy Hance won second place for his series “The Great Insect Dying” which chronicles the global decline of insects in extraordinary detail, laying out

Mongabay in the news, June 2020

Our team’s reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets cite it in part, or republish it whole, via our Creative Commons license. Some noteworthy recent citations include in a Washington Post op-ed  about the plight of Amazon communities during the pandemic, a note in USA

Conservation technology reporting fellow joins Mongabay

Mongabay has selected science writer Claudia Geib to be its inaugural Sue Palminteri Wildtech Reporting Fellow. Her writing has previously appeared in National Geographic, NOVA, Hakai Magazine, Undark, Slate, and Atlas Obscura, among other publications. Named for conservation biologist and Mongabay editor Sue Palminteri, who died suddenly in 2019, the fellowship tasks Claudia with covering news

Mongabay in the news, Spring 2020

Mongabay’s reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets cite it in part or republish it whole via our Creative Commons license. Our team is interviewed by other media outlets, too: editor Karla Mendes was interviewed by WORT-FM in Wisconsin about how COVID-19 is affecting indigenous

June 5 live writers’ conversation with Mongabay editors on pitching story ideas

[Update 6/24/20: Post-event recording & notes are appended below] Freelance journalists all around the world are invited to join Mongabay editors in a conversation about the elements of pitches that get our attention. Mongabay editors acquire and publish hundreds of freelance stories a year about rainforests, indigenous peoples, conservation, wildlife, illegal trafficking, infrastructure, extractive industries,

Mongabay in the news, March 2020

Our reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use it via our Creative Commons license. Such as was the case when the major Italian daily La Stampa republished our story about the growing tradition in Sardinia of a kind of carbon-sequestering agriculture called silvopasture, where

Mongabay in the news, February 2020

Our reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our work. Our team and contributing writers are also interviewed about their work, as when correspondent Justin Catanoso was interviewed for “Press Play,” a show on public radio station KCRW in California about his coverage for Mongabay

Mongabay in the news, January 2020

While the presence of Mongabay’s work in the global news media last month was dominated by our Indonesia editor’s controversial arrest and subsequent deportation from that country (hundreds of stories appeared in outlets ranging from the New York Times to BBC, Reuters, Associated Press, and the South China Morning Post), our environmental and conservation-related reporting

Mongabay and The Gecko Project win award for Indonesia coverage

Mongabay and its “Indonesia for Sale” series partner The Gecko Project were honored with a Fetisov Journalism Award last month for an investigative report produced in collaboration with Indonesia’s Tempo magazine and Malaysiakini. “The secret deal to destroy paradise” is the third installment of the in-depth series on the opaque deals underpinning Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis.

Mongabay in the News, Autumn 2019

Mongabay’s reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our work. Our team members are sometimes interviewed about their work, too, as when staff writer John Cannon appeared on Living on Earth, the American public radio program heard on 250 member stations,