CU-Boulder and Mongabay to discuss environmental journalism, 3/20
Mar12

CU-Boulder and Mongabay to discuss environmental journalism, 3/20

Mongabay staff and writers will join a panel discussion hosted by the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism (CEJ) on March 20th on the topic, “Global Environmental Journalism: Under Siege or Dawning Anew?” On the panel are photojournalist and CEJ deputy director Michael Kodas, Mongabay’s Editor-in-Chief and CEO Rhett Butler, and two Mongabay writers with CU ties: journalism school alum Taran Volckhausen, who has filed over a dozen stories for Mongabay, usually on issues inside Colombia, and Chris Lett, a former CNN producer and current Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at CEJ. The free public event comes amid a visit by Butler and Mongabay Contributing Editor Rebecca Kessler to discuss trends and developments in environmental journalism with CU students at CEJ’s invitation. More information from CEJ about the event: “Come hear from the founder and journalists of one of the most successful environmental journalism startups in the world, Mongabay, as they describe the challenges faced by reporters covering environmental issues in the global tropics and the hope and success that new models of environmental journalism are having on issues ranging from deforestation to species extinction. Mongabay.com has a global audience of more than 30 million readers and publishes daily in 9 languages via 4 international bureaus which it is currently planning to expand. It is a nonprofit news organization founded 20 years ago this year that now has video and podcasting units.” Wednesday, March 20 7-8:30pm SEEC Auditorium (room C120), CU Boulder East Campus, 4001 Discovery Drive Sponsors: Center for Environmental Journalism ||| Albert A. Bartlett Science Communication Center ||| College of Media, Communication and Information ||| Mongabay.com Questions: [email protected] If you are in the greater Boulder region, please join us for this wide-ranging journalism discussion! Read our latest news from nature’s frontline here. Banner image: CU’s campus is framed by the famous Flatirons, image courtesy of The University of Colorado...

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Mongabay in the news, January 2019
Feb25

Mongabay in the news, January 2019

The biggest impression for Mongabay in the news this January came from the paper our team published in the journal Science about the ways bioacoustics can help monitor forests. This finding was picked up by writers at New Straits Times plus at Quartz and Mashable and international wire service UPI among others. Our reporting appears like this in places beyond the bounds of our main website and its multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Other instances in January included a mention of our reporting by the Washington Post in reference to the record sale of a bluefin tuna in Japan, which was picked up widely. Mongabay reports are also regularly republished in their entirety under its Creative Commons license, and encourages media outlets to republish our features in their own publications [learn how to do this here]. Here’s a selection of outlets our reporting appeared in during January 2019: Asia Times, The Assam Tribune, Common Dreams, Eco-Business, Forbes, Malaysiakini, Mashable, The News Minute, Pacific Standard, La Prensa, Quartz, Resumen Latinoamericano, Reuters, Scroll, Smithsonian, The Star, Stars and Stripes, Straits Times, United Press International, Washington Post, WBFO-Buffalo, and Yahoo News. Banner image: Pacific bluefin tuna by Rhett A....

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Mongabay Latam and El Deber win prestigious El Rey Award
Feb19

Mongabay Latam and El Deber win prestigious El Rey Award

Mongabay Latam and its partners at the major Bolivian daily newspaper El Deber have won the El Rey Award, also known as the King of Spain International Journalism Award. A top prize recognizing the best in Spanish and Portuguese-language journalism in Ibero-America since 1983, the awards are announced annually by Agencia EFE and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development. The Mongababy-El Deber team was recognized for Roberto Navia Gabriel’s investigative report on illegal trafficking in jaguar fangs, which was produced and published by both media outlets. When the reporter first learned of jaguars being killed for their fangs, it felt like a horror novel: “It seemed to me that it was a topic that journalism definitely had to address so that people in power [would] hear about it [and] look for a solution,” Navia Gabriel said. “Unfortunately, it is true that [Chinese citizens] are pulling fangs out of jaguars. They are selling them in China and other Asian markets at prices as high as gold or cocaine, exorbitant prices. I discovered that it was not isolated hunting, but a mafia who is entering this area and is earning thousands or maybe millions of dollars, that was a sad finding.” “For me the award means a big boost, something that makes me see that I was not wrong, that it was worthy to investigate,” continued Navia Gabriel. “And also, to establish a relationship with Mongabay has been terrific. This work wouldn’t have been possible without the important support of Mongabay, at a time when it is more difficult to do investigative journalism because there is a big lack of resources and time, so I’m grateful to El Deber, to Mongabay, to all the team that has been part of this great project,” he said. Speaking on behalf of Mongabay Latam, María Isabel Torres, Program Manager for the Lima-based Spanish language bureau of Mongabay.com, said, “At Mongabay Latam we believe that [it] is key to promote collaborative alliances between journalists and other media in different countries, not only to integrate resources and capabilities, but also to broaden the impact of our stories. Our partnership with El Deber is a great example of that.” Agreeing with Torres, Navia Gabriel‘s editor at Mongabay Latam, Alexa Eunoé Vélez Zuazo, said, “The award confirms how powerful and necessary alliances [are] between the media in Latin America [and] among journalists to unveil issues of great relevance, and put them on the radar of the authorities. Mongabay Latam has followed the problem of  jaguar trafficking in Bolivia since the first complaints began in 2016, but it was with El Deber that we worked on the first special stories.” Of Roberto Navia...

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Mongabay in the news, December 2018
Jan28

Mongabay in the news, December 2018

Our reporting appears in places beyond the bounds of our main website and its multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Highlights from this past month center on radio broadcasts: after our writer Jeremy Hance was interviewed by National Public Radio’s environmental news program Living on Earth late in November, the interview was broadcast on hundreds of stations around North America. Public Radio International picked up on that and in December shared an article about it with all their affiliate stations around the U.S. Elsewhere our Justin Catanoso was interviewed by North Carolina Public Radio about his coverage from the latest round of climate treaty negotiations in Poland for Mongabay, which was heard on its state-wide news talk program, “The State of Things.” Numerous Mongabay reports were also republished in their entirety in December, including an article about tracing the safeguards against illegal logging in Vietnam by our Chris Humphrey, which later appeared at Asia Times. Mongabay publishes on a Creative Commons basis and encourages media outlets to republish our features in their own publications [learn how to do this here]. Here’s a selection of outlets our reporting appeared in during December 2018: Asia Times, Asian Correspondent, Business Standard, Can-India News, El Ciudad Ano, El Comercio, Common Dreams, DX, Daiji World, Dhaka Tribune, EJU TV, Earth News, Eco-Business, EcoWatch, First Post, Grist, Huffington Post, IJNet, India Blooms, India West News, Indigenous News, The Inquirer, Morung Express, Mother Jones, La Mula, El Mundo, Nagaland Post, New Kerala News, The News Advance, The News Lens, News-Armenia, News D, North Carolina Public Radio, Outlook India, Public Radio International, Pacific Standard, El Pais, El Popular, Pulitzer Center, Quartz, The Quint, RIA Novosti, Riau Online, SciDev, Scroll, La Semana, The Sentinel, Shillong Times, Sierra Magazine, The Statesman, Telegana Today, Than Nien, WESA Radio Pittsburgh, and Yahoo News Taiwan. Banner image of a lava lizard in Ecuador by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Mongabay in the news, November 2018
Dec18

Mongabay in the news, November 2018

Our reporting appears in places far beyond the bounds of our main website and additional language subdomains when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Highlights from this past month include Phys Org, the big science, research and technology news aggregator, picking up Mongabay’s news of publishing of a peer-reviewed study demonstrating that public interest in the environment–from biodiversity to climate change–is increasing. Numerous Mongabay reports were also republished in their entirety last month, including one about China’s recent restoration of a ban on rhino and tiger parts, 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 November 2018: Asia Times, Asian Correspondent, BioBio Chile, Business Standard, CANIndia, Chiapas Paralelo, City Paper-Bogota, El Ciudadano, El Comercio, The Conversation, Courrier International, Daiji World, Dan’s Papers, Dariya News 5, EJU-TV, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, Earth.com, Earth Island Journal, Environmental Health News, Epoch Times, EurekAlert, First Post, The Hans India, IFL Science, India Blooms, India New England News, Indigenous News, International News Lens, La Mula, Lado B, MENAFN, MPA News, Manorama Online, Millennium Post, Morung Express, My News Desk, NDTV, National Herald, New Kerala Times, Newsheads India, O Eco, Ojo Publico, Orissa Post, Outlook India, Pacific Standard, Phys Org, La Prensa Grafica, Publimetro, Quartz, The Quint, The Revelator, SIFY.com, Science Advances, Scroll, La Semana, The Statesman, Truthout, El Universal, Veja, The Wire, Yahoo News, and Yeşil Gazete. Banner image: Tiger in Cambodia by Rhett A....

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