New Opportunity: Contributing Editor – Brazil
Nov30

New Opportunity: Contributing Editor – Brazil

Mongabay is excited to announce the opening of a full-time Contributing Editor – Brazil position who will be responsible for the production of news and feature stories relevant to forests and land use, in both Portuguese and English, especially focusing on Legal Amazonia, which includes the Amazon biome and portions of the Cerrado biome; while also covering other Brazilian environmental stories. The contributor editor must have strong analytical skills and the ability to discern what stories are important and of interest to readers. Knowledge and familiarity with environmental issues and/or forest conservation are strong positives. For a full detailed job description and how to apply, please click...

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Two Spring 2019 Internship Opportunities
Oct09

Two Spring 2019 Internship Opportunities

Mongabay.org offers two exciting internship opportunities. The first opportunity primarily involves writing environmental news stories for our affiliated news site – Mongabay.com. Our interns will have the opportunity to develop their writing skills and have their news stories be published on our renowned website. The second opportunity, which started in the summer of 2018, is similar but it focuses on technology that plays a crucial role in improving our understanding and protection of nature on our Mongabay Wildtech news site. Wildtech interns will apply their research, critical thinking and writing skills to produce stories about the development and innovative use of technology to improve research and conservation outcomes. Full internship details here Deadline to apply is November...

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New Opportunity – Staff Writer: Sri Lanka
Aug29

New Opportunity – Staff Writer: Sri Lanka

Mongabay is excited to announce the opening of a staff writer position based in Sri Lanka to report on conservation and environmental issues from the area. WHAT DOES THE WRITER DO? The full-time staff writer will have knowledge and familiarity with conservation and environmental issues in Sri Lanka to produce multiple stories per week. The staff writer will work closely with the Mongabay-India team, and with members of the larger Mongabay team to discuss ideas and plans. The staff writer’s main reporting responsibility would be to cover high priority regions and topics, developing and curating Sri Lanka – specific content for Mongabay. The writer must have strong analytical skills and the ability to discern what stories are important and of interest to readers, especially to a Sri Lankan audience. This person must be a native English-speaker (or have exceptional fluency), based in Sri Lanka and excel at working remotely. For a full detailed job description and how to apply, please click...

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New Special Reporting Project: Great Apes
Aug13

New Special Reporting Project: Great Apes

Great apes are balanced on the knife-edge of extinction. Mountain gorillas, Cross River gorillas, western and eastern lowland gorillas, and Sumatran, Bornean and Tapanuli orangutans are all now listed as Critically Endangered; chimpanzees and bonobos are Endangered. These species are in a fight for their lives that will play out over this century. They face bad odds and massive threats including rapid wholesale deforestation due to industrial agriculture — especially oil palm production — logging, mining, energy production, and the pressures of rapid human population growth in Asia and Africa. Projections of human development patterns indicate that ninety percent of great ape habitat will be disturbed by humans by 2030 — making action now imperative. Mongabay is launching a Great Apes SRP (special reporting project) article series, to be published in the last quarter of 2018 through June 2019, bringing public attention to these issues. We’re looking for well written news stories that analyze individual threats; that profile trailblazing great ape scientists and conservationists; or that feature innovative solutions — ranging from community involvement and empowerment, to more effective law enforcement (think drones, camera traps), and more. Articles can highlight case studies, key new findings, and stories of great ape conservation across Asia and Africa. The stories will appear first on Mongabay, but authors will be encouraged to also sell their stories to third party media outlets, both mainstream publications and industry publications. Please click here to read the full detail...

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Mongabay-Wildtech Accepting Pitches: Conservation Technology
Jul30

Mongabay-Wildtech Accepting Pitches: Conservation Technology

Technology now plays a crucial role in improving our understanding and protection of nature. Scientists and decision-makers need timely and reliable tools and data to assess the status and trends of species and ecosystems. Front-line conservationists want to understand the range of technology options before investing scarce resources. However, the challenges of keeping up with and mastering emerging technologies that might be applicable to a conservation objective are daunting. Mongabay-Wildtech has since become a trusted source of independent coverage of both existing and emerging technologies and has demonstrated a keen eye for recognizing cutting-edge technologies with the potential to transform nature conservation and research. Wildtech has posted over 220 articles on a wide range of innovations, from camera traps in trees and acoustic monitoring of bees, to virtual reality in the classroom and DNA analysis in the rainforest, and drones in the fight against wildlife poaching. The series Mongabay.com is now looking for article pitches that will foster a better understanding of how and where technology is being used to facilitate research and conservation of nature. Please click here for a full detail description on this...

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