New Special Reporting Project: Bioenergy

Climate change is a complex problem that is propelling the development of alternatives to fossil fuel energy sources and schemes to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. This growing demand for alternative energy has resulted in the proliferation of prospective climate solutions that harness renewably grown organic material to generate energy, while limiting, eliminating, or

Film about Indonesia’s female environmental defenders wins award at US film festival

The film Our Mothers’ Land produced in partnership with The Gecko Project and featuring journalist Febriana Firdaus in her first documentary project won the 2021 Wild and Scenic Film Festival “Spirit of Activism Award” during a virtual ceremony held this past weekend. It depicts female activists from across Indonesia whose rural communities are in conflict

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,

Five successes for Mongabay in 2020

Between the pandemic, widespread environmental policy setbacks, devastating fires and storms, civil strife, and rising authoritarianism, 2020 was a challenging year. Mongabay persevered through these difficult times, supporting its staff and contributor network, while continuing to produce impactful reporting. Five topline successes in 2020 Navigating the pandemic: In these times of hardship and great uncertainty,

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 launches in Hindi, India’s most widely-spoken language

Mongabay, a non-profit conservation and environmental science news service with a monthly audience of over 10 million people, is excited to announce its expansion into Hindi, India’s most widely spoken language. Mongabay-Hindi will give Mongabay-India (which until now has published only in English) the ability to reach larger audiences and grow its network of journalists

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

Requesting proposals for a consultant to evaluate a Mongabay project

Apply by August 25th, 2020 for a project evaluation consultancy. Mongabay is seeking a short-term consultant to conduct an external evaluation and provide an independent assessment of achievements generated by Mongabay and its partners as a result of the project “Addressing illegal deforestation through investigative journalism.” This 30-month-long project supports collaboration between Mongabay, Earthsight, The

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