Mongabay publishes peer reviewed paper revealing public interest in environment is rising
Nov20

Mongabay publishes peer reviewed paper revealing public interest in environment is rising

Public interest in conservation, biodiversity and climate change seems to be rising, a new peer-reviewed study published by a team at Mongabay has found. The paper derives from our recent “Conservation Effectiveness” series and looks at the trends in Google searches to divine public interest in environmental topics. Published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment,  the paper has enjoyed wide attention on social media and from scientists and conservationists. The research project was led and coauthored by Zuzana Burivalova, a tropical forest ecologist at Princeton University who was also the lead researcher on Mongabay’s Conservation Effectiveness series, David Wilcove, a professor of ecology at Princeton University, and Rhett Butler, Mongabay’s founder and CEO, Read about the study and its conclusions here. Banner image: The critically endangered golden mantella is one of Madagascar’s most threatened amphibian species. Image by Rhett A....

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Mongabay in the news, October 2018
Nov07

Mongabay in the news, October 2018

Our 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 include our collaborative investigation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists of a Madagascar seafood company “Top Madagascar shrimp co. moved millions among tax-haven shell companies” appearing in top French newspaper Le Monde. This exposé using the Panama Papers spurred a debate in the country about the secret movement of much-needed tax dollars offshore. And New York magazine picked up on Mongabay Wildtech’s story about 3-D printing of reefs, plus Mongabay was featured by Sea Change Radio, a 30-minute interview show heard on 75 radio stations across the U.S., about what’s been learned through the publishing of an ongoing series on agroforestry. Numerous Mongabay reports were also republished in their entirety last month, including one about Indonesia’s government canceling a large development that would have been destructive to marine ecosystems, by the Asia Times. 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 October 2018: AllAfrica.com, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Times, Asian Correspondent, Business Green, Business Standard, CanIndia, Civil Eats, Climatechangenews.com, El Comercio, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Daiji World, DevDiscourse, Earth.com, Eco-Business, Efecto Cocuyo, The Epoch Times, El Espectador, Foreign Policy, Gulf News Today, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, IOL News, Indigenous News, Lado B, Latestly, The Logical Indian, Minda News, Le Monde, Morung Express, La Mula, The New Arab, New Kerala News, New York Magazine, The News Lens, The News Minute, NewsD, Newsgram, Newsheads, North Coast Journal, Online Khabar, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Outlook India, Quartz, Pacific Standard, Pacifico TV, Pulitzer Center, SIFY.com, Sea Change Radio, Scroll, La Semana, Sentinel Assam, Sierra Magazine, Telesur TV News, Triple Pundit, Truthout, Urgente24, Venezuela al Dia, and The Wire. Banner image: Ginkgo leaf by Erik...

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Mongabay in the news, September 2018
Oct17

Mongabay in the news, September 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 include our story “Slave labor found at Starbucks-certified Brazil coffee plantation,” which was published in concert with Reporter-Brasil, getting picked up by Reddit (“The front page of the internet”), leading to a massive spike in traffic to our site. Fast Company picked up Mongabay Wildtech’s story about 3-D printing of reefs and Mongabay founder Rhett Butler was interviewed by Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. And one of Mongabay’s editors published an op-ed at the Washington Post about what’s been learned through publishing an ongoing series on agroforestry. Plenty of our reports were also republished in their entirety, including one about a new audio technique to detect poaching, which was featured by the award-winning magazine Pacific Standard. 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 September 2018: All Africa.com, Asia Sentinel, Asia Times, Asian Correspondent, Bahamas Tribune, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Business Standard, CAN India, CityToday, El Colombiano, El Comercio, Dagbladet, Daiji World, El Deber, Devdiscourse, EFE Brasil, EJU, Eco-Business, The Ecologist, Ecowatch, Economic Times, El Espectador, Fast Company, Finanzas, Gulf Today, The Hoopoe, Inhabitat, Inquisitr, International News Lens, Lado B, Millennium Post, Mizzima News, La Mula, MSN Finance, MoneyLife, New Kerala, News Minute, Newsheads, Outlook India, Pacific Standard, El Popular, Post Online, Publimetro, Radio Santa Fe, Reader Supported News, Reddit, RPP Noticias, SIFY News, Science Magazine, Scroll, La Semana, Speak up for Blue podcast, Sunday Guardian, Technews, Telecinco, TimesNowNews, Tribune India, Truthout, Unearthed, United Nations newswire, Unwire, Washington Post, Weekend Leader, La Vanguardia, Yahoo Finance Espanol and Yahoo News-Brazil. Banner photo: Tree frog in tropical forest of Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. Image by Rhett Butler for...

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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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