Mongabay publishes op-ed in the Washington Post
Sep25

Mongabay publishes op-ed in the Washington Post

Mongabay editor Erik Hoffner recently wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post on the topic of agroforestry, which is the focus of a series he’s editing for the site. In it he argues that this agricultural technique — which involves the growing of useful trees and woody shrubs like coffee or cacao in combination with medicinal herbs, vegetables and fruits in a system mimicking a forest — is a good investment in carbon sequestration, and one that’s good for farmers and biodiversity, too: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/theworldpost/wp/2018/09/11/agroforestry/ View the articles in Mongabay’s ongoing “Global Agroforestry” series here. The series has traveled to Honduras, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and many other regions so far, and upcoming features will focus on the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Banner image: Maureen Salim shows off a pumpkin grown amongst her trees. Photo by Sophie Mbugua for...

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New Reporting Opportunity: Asia’s Oceans
Aug01

New Reporting Opportunity: Asia’s Oceans

Mongabay is excited to announce a new reporting opportunity: Asia’s Oceans. Pollution, rising CO2 levels, noise, and coastal and military development. The oceans are under threat from many sources — and nowhere more so than the waters of Asia. With this reporting initiative Mongabay will investigate lesser-known issues facing the eastern Indian and western Pacific oceans, zeroing in on Asian ecosystems and organisms that tend to be overlooked. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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Mongabay is hiring a Senior Copy Editor & Grant Writer
Jun12

Mongabay is hiring a Senior Copy Editor & Grant Writer

This position has been filled Mongabay is growing and we are excited to announce a new opening: Senior Copy Editor and Grant Writer. The Senior Copy Editor & Grant Writer will lead Mongabay’s efforts to track and demonstrate our effectiveness to our funders and audience, as well as aid our global editorial team in the quality of our daily publishing. The duties include proofreading Mongabay articles prior to publication, providing copy edits & feedback to editors/journalists, documenting trends in Mongabay coverage, noting areas of improvement or particular successes, and developing comprehensive reports for established grants among other things. At the heart of Mongabay is a spirit of innovation. We’re open to trying new ideas, adapting existing models, and phasing out underperforming projects in our quest to deliver the best products and services possible given our resources. Click here if you want to learn more about this opportunity, the position requirements and how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you! This position has been...

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New reporting opportunity: Amazon Infrastructure
May03

New reporting opportunity: Amazon Infrastructure

The battle for the Amazon Plans currently call for more than 400 new hydroelectric dams on the rivers of the Amazon basin and on its headwaters tributaries — projects that would block the region’s free-flowing streams and lead to major deforestation, habitat loss and degradation, and possible ecosystem collapse. With this dam building frenzy would come accompanying infrastructure: roads, railways, industrial waterways, transmission lines, new mining operations, agribusiness expansion, logging and settlement Mongabay is looking for article pitches that detail the wide-ranging environmental impacts of hydropower development and ancillary infrastructure development in Amazonia, with a special emphasis on dam building projects in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil (Tapajós basin and elsewhere). We welcome original pitches on any Amazon Infrastructure issue. Here are some suggested topics: environmental impacts, finance and energy development, social impacts and resistance, focus on a specific dam/region, how alternative energy could do away with need for dams. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to apply....

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New reporting opportunity – Global Environmental Impacts of U.S. Policy
May03

New reporting opportunity – Global Environmental Impacts of U.S. Policy

The mainstream media is widely reporting the most obvious planet-wide impacts of the U.S. government’s recent drastic shift away from policies protecting the environment, in favor of extraction, development and fossil fuels. But there are other policy initiatives in the pipeline, from both the Trump administration and Congress, which will likely have major international repercussions for the global environment. Over the coming months, Mongabay will utilize its international team of contributors and its reputation for insightful reporting on global environmental issues to investigate and analyze international ecosystem impacts resulting from shifting U.S. policies. Mongabay is looking for untold stories of repercussions that new U.S. policies will have on the ground outside the United States, in other nations or regions — impacts on foreign ecosystems, habitats, forests, endangered species and indigenous peoples around the globe. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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