Katie LaFleur joins the Mongabay board
Sep25

Katie LaFleur joins the Mongabay board

Mongabay is excited to announce the arrival of our newest board member. Katie LaFleur, a social impact investor and fundraising enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in investing along ESG metrics, has joined Mongabay’s distinguished board of directors. LaFleur brings a sincere desire help Mongabay grow and mature as a world-class environmental journalism outlet. Katie is quick to identify the value of environmental journalism and communicating science clearly, “Environmental journalism is critical for an educated population. If as a global society, we lose ground-truth reality, then common understanding, shared experience, and empathy of different opinions become impossible.” She is equally passionate about environmental conservation. “This is the only planet that everyone I will ever love will live on,” she said. “I don’t believe there is anything more personal than preserving the basic protection and safety of home for those you love. And as we are a global community, there is no boundary to those who are in our care and protection.” At FullCycle, LaFleur oversees investor relations, where she distills complex financial information and manages internal and external communication. These skills will strengthen Mongabay’s board and contribute to the organization’s development and ability to attract resources, says Dave Martin, Director of Partnerships at Mongabay. “Katie has an electric personality and absolutely lights up the room she’s in. She is very focused on her work in finding financial mechanisms to mitigate climate change at FullCycle and I’ve learned a lot from her already. She loves nature and understands the role Mongabay plays in conserving it. Oh, and she actually likes fundraising! We are incredibly fortunate to have her on board.” “We’re thrilled to have Katie join Mongabay’s board,” said Mongabay Founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler. “Katie brings a deep reverence for nature. She also understands how investment and finance can shape policy and influence global trends for a sustainable future.” Despite a challenging year, from the global pandemic to historic social unrest to devastating disasters worsened by climate change, LaFleur will join Mongabay during a period of rapid organizational growth and development. For example, Mongabay’s websites have attracted more than 10 million readers every month of 2020 so far, our reporting network now exceeds 650 contributors from about 80 countries, and we’ve built capacity for regular multi-language video production and deep dive investigative journalism. Welcome to the Mongabay board, Katie! “A favorite saying of mine from youth activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is ‘We are not defending nature, we are nature defending itself.’ There is no us and them in taking care of our planetary home, we are only one link among many in the balance of the natural world.”...

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Mongabay in the news, August 2020
Sep22

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 features in their own publications, one can review our policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of places where the Mongabay team’s work appeared during August 2020: Al Jazeera, Asia Pacific Report, Bloomberg News, Business Insider, The Canary, Counterpunch, Eco-Business, EcoWatch, El Comercio, GreenBiz, The Guardian, Gulf Today, Huffington Post, IPP Media, In These Times, Independent Catholic News, Inter Press News Service, LiveScience, MPA News, MSN News, Minda News, NASA Earth Observatory, National Public Radio, New Security Beat, News Ghana, The News Minute, PLOS Collections, Palawan News, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Radio Free Asia, Seafood Source, Science, Scroll, Snopes.com, La Stampa, El Tiempo, UOL News, El Universo, The Weather Channel, The Week, The Wire, and Yahoo Finance. Image of a fringe leaf frog by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Mongabay staffer wins prestigious filmmaking fellowship
Sep15

Mongabay staffer wins prestigious filmmaking fellowship

Mongabay’s Romina Castagnino has been awarded a Jackson Wild Media Fellowship. She is the host of our popular YouTube video series that shares footage of wildlife, Candid Animal Cam, and is also a filmmaker in her own right. A Peruvian conservation biologist and wildlife photographer based in Australia, Romi is also a bilingual writer for Mongabay. For her master’s degree, she conducted research in the Amazon Rainforest and tropical montane cloud forests of Peru using camera traps to study carnivore conservation, and driven by her passion for wildlife ecology, she founded Neofelis Films, a video production company focused on science communication, natural history and conservation documentaries. Learn more at her website. Romi wants to use filmmaking to raise awareness of pressing issues like the illegal wildlife trade, so the fellowship is a fine fit: “I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s Jackson Wild Media Lab!” she says. “It comes at the right moment for me because I’m starting to develop myself as a science communicator with a special focus on natural history and conservation documentaries. Learning from conservation media leaders and award-winning filmmakers will be a huge inspiration and help me grow in the craft of science communication.” The fellowships are offered by Jackson Wild, in collaboration with Day’s Edge Productions and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, and all the fellows will gather virtually from September 21-25, just prior to the 2020 Jackson Wild Summit. After the fellowship, Romi is eager to apply what she learns: “I look forward to contributing at Mongabay in bigger video productions to raise awareness and tackle pressing issues like poaching and the illegal wildlife trade,” she explains. Watch episodes of Candid Animal Cam here to experience Romi’s expert hosting of this popular and educational wildlife video series, which is also great for kids, teachers and virtual classrooms. Here’s the most recent episode: Find and follow Romi on Instagram here to get updates about her filmmaking projects. Thanks to Jackson Wild from Mongabay for giving Romi this excellent opportunity. Banner image: Romi framing up a shot in Lamington National Park in southeastern Queensland, Australia, which is known for containing a section of the ancient Gondwana Rainforest. Image courtesy of Tom...

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Mongabay Opportunity – Reforestation Research Consultant
Sep02

Mongabay Opportunity – Reforestation Research Consultant

Mongabay is seeking a research consultant to identify and document reforestation initiatives (3-mo contract) to help build out a project database over a three-month period. The research assistant would work with Mongabay’s team to build a database of reforestation projects to support a series of reported news stories on the subject around the world. The research assistant would need to gather data for a range of criteria on each project, including, but not limited to a project’s name, institutional affiliations/financial backers, location, project area, approach, and public disclosures. The application deadline is Friday September 18th at 3pm Pacific Standard Time. To review the full detailed consultant description and how to apply, please click...

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Mongabay in the news, July 2020
Aug26

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 a subject of a recent report at Mongabay.com. Several media outlets chose to republish our features in July, ranging from the top sustainable agriculture site Civil Eats which republished the report about how Wall Street is starting to fund sustainable and climate-positive agroforestry initiatives, to The International News Lens which reposted our coverage of China’s fishing fleet’s abuse of Indonesian workers, and Earth Island Journal which published our op-ed that rebuts the recent media coverage suggesting that coconut products are more damaging to biodiversity than oil palm plantations. We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications, too, one can review our policy and guidelines here. Some noteworthy recent Mongabay citations in other parts of the media include in a Vice News report about a newly-discovered species of crustacean that can grow up to a foot long, a story in Smithsonian about how the homes of rich Americans are responsible for nearly 25% more greenhouse gas emissions than those of poorer people, a note in USA Today about our climate change coverage, and a shout-out in the Guardian about our coverage of the cancer-fighting properties of a tropical sponge. Here’s a selection of places where the Mongabay team’s work appeared during July 2020: ASEAN Today, The Canary, Civil Eats, Daily Mail, The Daily Sabah, Earth Island Journal, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, The Guardian, Inhabitat, International News Lens, The Irish Sun, Lanka Web, Mirror Now, Philippine Canadian Inquirer, Scroll, Sea Change Radio, Smithsonian, USA Today, and VICE. Banner image: sunset in the Peruvian Amazon by Rhett Butler for...

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Requesting proposals for a consultant to evaluate a Mongabay project
Aug11

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 Gecko Project, and partner outlets who are engaged to produce investigative reports about illegal deforestation in Indonesia and Brazil. Click here to view the terms of reference for the...

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Mongabay team wins top environmental journalism prizes
Aug10

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 why and where these invertebrates are disappearing, and most importantly, how many we have lost: “Unlike previous reporting on this topic, Hance pays particular attention to the understudied insect populations of diverse tropical rainforests,” the jury wrote. “This approach greatly elevates his storytelling. The jury wishes to commend Hance for this exemplary piece of explanatory journalism.” Edging out Jeremy’s work for the top spot in this category was Mongabay’s own Karla Mendes, our Contributing Editor in Brazil. Karla won for a project with Max Baring published by Thomson Reuters Foundation just prior to joining our team, which consists of a written report (“Fears over rising violence in Amazon as ‘forest guardians’ battle logging“) and a documentary film (“Guardians of the Forest“). “A stupendous piece of vital frontline environmental war reporting on accelerating Amazon rainforest destruction,” is how the SEJ judges described Karla and Max’s work, that serves to “illuminate the way Guajajara Indians resist illegal loggers stealing trees and leveling jungle on indigenous reserves.” Karla has since reported on the Guajajara’s ongoing battle with loggers, and the tragic losses of some members of the community to resultant gun violence, for Mongabay. In 2019, the Mongabay team won recognition from SEJ in the in-depth reporting category for “Ghosts in the machine,” which is part of the Indonesia for Sale series. “A huge congratulations to Karla and Jeremy for this important recognition of their excellent work,” said Mongabay founder Rhett A. Butler. “It’s an honor to have both of them on the Mongabay team.” Banner image: A tiny sampling of tropical beetle diversity displayed at the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe, Germany. Image by H. Zell/CC...

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Mongabay founder set to receive award on August 15
Aug03

Mongabay founder set to receive award on August 15

Mongabay’s founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler will be honored with a new award on August 15th, and Mongabay.com readers and friends are invited to join the festivities virtually. The Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) and actor/environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. will honor Butler and four others during their 7th Annual Pongo Environmental Awards. “It’s a tremendous honor to receive this award on behalf of the whole Mongabay team,” Butler said. “Thank you to the Orang Utan Republik Foundation for recognizing the effort Mongabay undertakes to deliver news and inspiration from nature’s frontline.” Previously the winner of accolades such as the Parker Gentry Award for his work growing Mongabay.com from a personal project into a team of 50+ staffers reporting environmental news for an average of six million monthly readers (nowadays published by five bureaus around the world: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Latin America and the U.S.), Butler wishes to congratulate his fellow award winners: “I also extend congratulations to the other winners for their inspiring work: Jamartin Sihite and Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation; Farwiza Farhan and HAkA; and Paul Redman of “If Not Us Then Who?” It is humbling to be honored with such an accomplished group of people,” Butler said. Also being honored is Guardians of Life, a short film starring Joaquin Phoenix which was written, produced, and directed by Shaun Monson. This year’s gala will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds raised will support OURF’s field education programs to reduce conflict between villagers and wildlife, while improving the peoples’ livelihoods, the organization’s press release noted. The gala event will be live-streamed from 6-8 pm (Pacific) on August 15, and will also feature surprise celebrity appearances, live updates from Indonesia, music, and an online silent auction featuring unique gift items. Registration for the event is free, here, and Mongabay readers and friends are invited to register and join the festivities. Previous Pongo Award recipients have included Mongabay Advisor Dr. Jane Goodall and an array of other celebrities, activists, and funders of global conservation...

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Mongabay in the news, June 2020
Jul29

Mongabay in the news, June 2020

Our team’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. Some noteworthy recent citations include in a Washington Post op-ed  about the plight of Amazon communities during the pandemic, a note in USA Today about our deep sea mining coverage, and a quote in top Indian politics and culture magazine Caravan’s obituary for the noted scholar, activist, poet and lawyer, Abhay Xaxa. Media outlets that chose to republish our features in full via the Creative Commons during this time ranged from Pulitzer Prize-winning Inside Climate News to top Philippine news site Rappler and In These Times, among others. We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications, too, one can review our policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of places the Mongabay team’s work appeared during June 2020: Africa News Agency, Al Jazeera, Asia Pacific Report, Augusta Free Press, BBC Science Focus, CBS News, Caravan, Counterpunch, Eagle Daily Standard, Eco-Business, EcoWatch, FirstPost, Forbes, Fox News, Guardian, IOL, In These Times, Inside Climate News, Irish News, Live Science, MSN, Newser, Rappler, The Scottish Sun, Scroll, Smithsonian, The Sun, Treehugger, USA Today, Unearthed, Vice News, Washington Post, and The Wire. Banner image: A rock hyrax or ‘dassie’ in Namibia, image by Rhett Butler for...

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Conservation technology reporting fellow joins Mongabay
Jul07

Conservation technology reporting fellow joins Mongabay

Mongabay has selected science writer Claudia Geib to be its inaugural Sue Palminteri Wildtech Reporting Fellow. Her writing has previously appeared in National Geographic, NOVA, Hakai Magazine, Undark, Slate, and Atlas Obscura, among other publications. Named for conservation biologist and Mongabay editor Sue Palminteri, who died suddenly in 2019, the fellowship tasks Claudia with covering news that explores the fascinating, ever-growing ways that technology helps scientists and conservationists to protect threatened species and habitats, and to peer deeper than ever into nature’s inner workings. Her reports will be added to the incredibly rich legacy of conservation technology coverage that Sue built in her years with Mongabay, and which has been continually added to by our staff since her passing. “I’m honored to be selected for the Sue Palminteri Wildtech reporting fellowship, and hope to carry on the same tenacity, passion, and eye for excellent storytelling that I’m told Sue brought to all of her work,” Claudia said. “Technology has been utterly transformative in the conservation field over the past few decades, and I’m excited to both report on the incredible insights that it is providing, and take an analytical look at how tech can and does bring about real change for wildlife and their habitats.” One of her very first stories to be published soon concerns how camera traps are providing vital new knowledge about an extremely rare and threatened Amazonian canine. While not writing for Mongabay, she is likely to be found reporting on, or recreating in, her favorite environment: the ocean. Read more about Claudia’s work and background at her Mongabay staff page or on her website, www.claudiageib.com, and follow her on Twitter for publishing updates...

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Mongabay in the news, Spring 2020
Jun30

Mongabay in the news, Spring 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 team is interviewed by other media outlets, too: editor Karla Mendes was interviewed by WORT-FM in Wisconsin about how COVID-19 is affecting indigenous communities in Brazil, while staff writer Liz Kimbrough appeared on a program syndicated to 70+ U.S. radio stations about air quality during the pandemic, and gorilla conservation. Some noteworthy citations include a New York Times story about the Amazon, a Newsweek article about the plight of captive elephants in Thailand during the pandemic, a Foreign Policy feature about coronavirus in Nicaragua, this Smithsonian story about an amazing frog, a letter to the top journal Science that used two Mongabay features to back its argument for protecting Indigenous peoples in Brazil from COVID-19, and a New Yorker feature that also referred to Mongabay’s coverage of the coronavirus in Brazil. Media outlets that chose to republish our features in full via the Creative Commons during this time ranged from Quartz, Rappler, In These Times, and Environews Nigeria to The Florida Bulldog. We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications, too, one can review our policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of more places the Mongabay team’s work appeared during April and May: ARY News, ASEAN Post, ASEAN Today, Asia Pacific Report, Brazzil, Business Insider, CPJ Press Freedom News, The Catholic Register, China Dialogue, Christian Science Monitor, CleanTechnica, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, The Diplomat, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Dialogo Chino, EcoBusiness, The Ecologist, Ecowatch, Environews Nigeria, Eurasia Review, The Express, Florida Bulldog, Foreign Policy, Gizmodo, The Guardian, Gulf Today, Gulf News, Huffington Post, IFL Science, In These Times, The Independent, Inter Press Service, LADbible, LankaWeb, Latin Post, LiveScience, Malaysian Insight, Mashable, Mother Nature Network, NASA Earth Observatory, The New Leam, New York Times, The New Yorker, The News Minute, Newsweek,Open Democracy, Philippine-Canadian Inquirer, Popular Science, Public Affair, Pulitzer Center, Quartz, RTBC,Rappler, Science, Science Times, Scroll, Sea Change Radio, La Semana, Sierra magazine, Slate,Smithsonian magazine, La Stampa, Stuff, Trinidad & Tobago Guardian, UNILAD, UOL, UNPO News, USA Today, WORT-FM, The Wire, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Lifestyle, ZME Science, and Zimbabwe Daily. Banner image of a capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) in Brazil’s Pantanal region by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Join Mongabay founder for a discussion on global rainforest restoration June 22
Jun17

Join Mongabay founder for a discussion on global rainforest restoration June 22

Join Mongabay founder Rhett Butler as he moderates a free webinar and Q&A on rainforest restoration around the globe in recognition of World Rainforest Day, June 22. At 9am PST, Butler will be joined by expert panelists from Health In Harmony, Blue Ventures, the ASRI Medical Center, International Animal Rescue, and the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Project to discuss the urgent work being done to protect and regenerate rainforests to improve the health of rainforest communities, endangered orangutans, and all who benefit from the lungs of the Earth. The public can learn more about this online event and register...

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Two New Opportunities: Mongabay-India Hindi Edition
Jun15

Two New Opportunities: Mongabay-India Hindi Edition

Mongabay is excited to announce the launch of its Hindi edition, which will be associated with Mongabay-India (india.mongabay.com). The new edition will publish interesting news and features from nature’s frontlines in Hindi. For the Hindi edition, we are hiring for two new positions: Contributing Editor – Hindi and Content Coordinator – Hindi. These positions will play a critical role in the scale-up of Mongabay’s Hindi language reporting efforts. To review the full detailed job descriptions and how to apply, please click on the above job position’s...

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Enter to win a Margaret Atwood book & prize pack by supporting Mongabay
Jun03

Enter to win a Margaret Atwood book & prize pack by supporting Mongabay

In the final weeks of Mongabay’s Sustaining Supporter fund drive, we’re excited to invite readers to enter a giveaway of great Margaret Atwood gifts by becoming a monthly supporter. Sign up to support Mongabay’s impact-driven journalism for at least $15/month at www.mongabay.org/donate between Thursday, June 4 and World Rainforest Day (Monday, June 22) and you’ll be entered to win one of the following two prize packs: Prize Pack #1: Signed paperback copy of the award-winning classic The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood which the Emmy Award-winning TV series is based on, “A Word is Power” Margaret Atwood journal, and “A Word is Power” Margaret Atwood tote bag. Prize Pack #2: Signed hardcover copy of (the Booker Prize-winning sequel to the above) The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, “A Word is Power” Margaret Atwood socks, and “A Word is Power” Margaret Atwood T-shirt (women’s XL). Monthly giving is the most powerful form of individual support for Mongabay because it provides consistent and reliable funding to report on timely issues every day while also allowing us to plan ahead. By helping to make fact-based, independent journalism possible, you can support informed decision making, increased accountability, and greater transparency from governments, corporations, agencies, and organizations worldwide. Reaching more than six million monthly readers, Mongabay facilitates information exchange and provides a global platform for the voices of often unheard indigenous people and local communities. The winners of the giveaway will be randomly selected and notified by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 23 by email at the email address provided on their entry. Entry is open to legal residents of the United States 18 years old or older. Head here to begin your monthly support of Mongabay and qualify to win these fun prizes, www.mongabay.org/donate. GIVEAWAY OFFICAL RULES NO PAYMENT, PURCHASE OR DONATION IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. SPONSOR. This giveaway (“Giveaway”) is sponsored by Mongabay.Org Corporation, P.O. Box 291, Menlo Park, CA 94026 (“Sponsor”).  Sponsor may be reached by email at alana@mongabay.org. ELIGIBILITY. Open to legal residents of the United States 18 years or older. Employees, directors or officers and contractors of Sponsor and anyone involved with the Giveaway and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter. This Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law. GIVEAWAY PERIOD. The Giveaway begins on June 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time and ends on June 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (the “Giveaway Period”). HOW TO ENTER. To be eligible for the...

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June 5 live writers’ conversation with Mongabay editors on pitching story ideas
May29

June 5 live writers’ conversation with Mongabay editors on pitching story ideas

[Update 6/24/20: Post-event recording & notes are appended below] Freelance journalists all around the world are invited to join Mongabay editors in a conversation about the elements of pitches that get our attention. Mongabay editors acquire and publish hundreds of freelance stories a year about rainforests, indigenous peoples, conservation, wildlife, illegal trafficking, infrastructure, extractive industries, conservation solutions, climate change and more, and will share best practices for freelance pitches. In this one-hour online session, editors will talk with freelance writers about crafting pitches for an environmental science and conservation news outlet like ours, and what makes pitches to Mongabay successful. Mongabay is a nonprofit environmental news platform with five bureaus which publish original reporting in nine languages daily including English, Indonesian, Spanish, and Portuguese for 10 million monthly readers. To review the kinds of stories and pitches we’re currently looking (and paying) for, visit our opportunities page. While there, consider joining our email list that announces new reporting opportunities, fellowships, and more items of interest to writers. When: Friday, June 5 at 9 am EST (U.S. East Coast time) Post event recording & notes: FREELANCE JOURNALISTS AND WRITERS: MONGABAY OPPORTUNITIES (Most of the headings below are links) OPPORTUNITIES PAGE Paid reporting, fellowships, internships, and more JOURNALISM PROGRAMS Paid reporting, foreign language news, and more OPEN REPORTING PROJECTS Reporting/editorial projects now taking pitches Roads and Rail in Island Southeast Asia Sumatran Rhinos Changing Africa Fisheries in Indonesia Amazon Infrastructure  Indonesian Coal Global Forests Palm Oil STORIES PUBLISHED BY THE ABOVE REPORTING PROJECTS SO FAR: Roads and Rails in SE Asia Sumatran Rhinos Changing Africa Fisheries in Indonesia Amazon Infrastructure Indonesian Coal Global Forests Palm Oil Conservation Solutions NEWSLETTER SIGNUP Newsletter for occasional announcements (announces job openings, calls for pitches, and info about new reporting projects) FEES Every article is paid at a negotiated rate specific to that project. Mongabay reimburses for expenses and travel while on assignment. COMMENTARIES/OP-EDS Negotiated on a case-by-case basis, does not pay, more info here. TRANSLATIONS Some articles are translated after publication into other languages and published at any of Mongabay’s 9 language sub-sites. If you are able to submit in more than one language, please say so when sending a pitch. Banner image: Rainforest in Malaysia, image by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Mongabay in the news, March 2020
Apr29

Mongabay in the news, March 2020

Our reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use it via our Creative Commons license. Such as was the case when the major Italian daily La Stampa republished our story about the growing tradition in Sardinia of a kind of carbon-sequestering agriculture called silvopasture, where livestock are grazed under tree cover, or when other outlets rely on our reporting to inform their own, like The Guardian‘s mention of hopeful news out of China and The Weather Channel which quoted from our reporting for its own report about a new device being trialed to clean plastic debris from rivers. We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications: review our policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of instances where our reporting was republished, cited, discussed, or reported on by various media outlets during March 2020: Asia Pacific Report, Brazzil.com, Cambodia Daily, The Canary, El Colombiano, Common Dreams, CounterPunch, Courrier International, Dialogo Chino, EFE Verde, EJU TV, Earth Island Journal, Eco-Business, Eco-Watch, Eurasia Review, Finance Colombia, The Guardian, Huffington Post, IFL Science, Insight Crime, Latin America News Dispatch, Mother Nature Network, NASA Earth Observatory, National Geographic, The New Leam, The News Minute, Outdoor Journal, Pulitzer Center, Quartz, Science Times, The Scientist, Scroll, The Sentinel, Speak up for Blue Podcast, Spektrum, La Stampa, Timber Trades Journal, Washington Times, The Weather Channel, The Wire, Yahoo News India, Yahoo Finance, Yale Environment 360, and Yes Magazine. Banner image: Proboscis monkey, Sabah, Malaysia by Rhett A....

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Mongabay in the news, February 2020
Mar24

Mongabay in the news, February 2020

Our reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our work. Our team and contributing writers are also interviewed about their work, as when correspondent Justin Catanoso was interviewed for “Press Play,” a show on public radio station KCRW in California about his coverage for Mongabay about Microsoft’s announcement that it plans to go carbon negative. Many of Mongabay’s appearances elsewhere in the media happen when other outlets republish reports via our Creative Commons license, such as Birdwatching Daily which republished our story about the recovery of the Madagascar pochard, or when other outlets rely on our reporting to inform their own, like the Weather Channel which quoted from our reporting for its own report about Peru’s new Dorsal de Nasca marine protected area . We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications: review our republishing policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of instances where our reporting was republished, cited, discussed, or reported on by various media outlets during February 2020: Birdwatching Daily, Bogota Post, Burma News International, Christian Science Monitor, El Desconcierto, Diario Cordoba, EJU-TV, Eco-Business, EcoWatch, FirstPost, Happy Magazine, Inhabitat, KCRW, Manila Bulletin, MSN, Mizzima News, Mother Nature Network, New York Times, The News Minute, El Periodico, Press Play, Quartz, RPP, Science, Scroll, South China Morning Post, Tehran Times, UNILAD, VOA News, Voice of Monterey Bay, Washington Post, Weather Channel, The Wire, Yahoo News, and Yale Climate Connections. Banner image: Bloodroot, by Erik...

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New Special Reporting Project: Apes
Mar11

New Special Reporting Project: Apes

Apes around the world are balanced on the knife-edge of extinction. Among the great apes, Cross River gorillas, western and eastern lowland gorillas, and all orangutans are all now listed by the IUCN as critically endangered; mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos are endangered. Gibbons, or lesser apes, face an equally dire situation, with the majority of known species listed as either endangered or critically endangered. Mongabay is launching a special reporting project on apes aimed at raising public attention about the issues facing great apes and gibbons. Proposals for print, video, data and multimedia stories are welcome. For a full detail description and how to submit your pitch, please click...

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Mongabay in the news, January 2020
Feb26

Mongabay in the news, January 2020

While the presence of Mongabay’s work in the global news media last month was dominated by our Indonesia editor’s controversial arrest and subsequent deportation from that country (hundreds of stories appeared in outlets ranging from the New York Times to BBC, Reuters, Associated Press, and the South China Morning Post), our environmental and conservation-related reporting was referenced and republished widely, too, as usual, such as in Quartz which published our discussion of Indian cinema’s general lack of climate change themes. We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications: review our republishing policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of instances where our reporting was republished, cited, discussed, or reported on by various media outlets during January 2020: The Age, Agence France Presse, AllAfrica.com, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Sentinel, Associated Press, The Australian, BBC, Boston Globe, CNBC, Chicago Sun Times, The Coloradoan, Council on Foreign Relations, Dagens Nyheter, Democracy Now, Daily Star, Eco-business, Ecowatch, Eurasia Review, Il Fatto Quotidiano, FirstPost, Fox News, Green Biz, Grist, The Hill, Huffington Post-India, The Independent, Inter Press Service, International News Lens, Jakarta Post, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Nature, New York Times, News 24, Quartz, Reuters, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, Scroll, Sky News, Smithsonian Magazine, South China Morning Post, The Star, Straits Times, Sydney Morning Herald, TD News, Time, USA Today, VOA News, Vice News, Wall Street Journal, The Wire, Yahoo Finance, and Yahoo News. Banner image: A gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus) on the island of Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar, by Rhett A....

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Mongabay and The Gecko Project win award for Indonesia coverage
Feb12

Mongabay and The Gecko Project win award for Indonesia coverage

Mongabay and its “Indonesia for Sale” series partner The Gecko Project were honored with a Fetisov Journalism Award last month for an investigative report produced in collaboration with Indonesia’s Tempo magazine and Malaysiakini. “The secret deal to destroy paradise” is the third installment of the in-depth series on the opaque deals underpinning Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis. The report was the second prize winner in the “Excellence in Environmental Journalism” category and details a plan to create the world’s largest oil palm plantation on the island of New Guinea. A previous report in the series, “Ghosts in the Machine,” was also recognized by a prize jury: the Society of Environmental Journalists noted it in 2019 for outstanding in-depth reporting, as part of its annual awards for environmental journalism. The Gecko Project is a UK-based investigative journalism initiative, and their director, Tom Johnson, accepted the award at the January 22 ceremony in Lucerne, Switzerland, on behalf of the winners. The event was attended by experts in the field of journalism, finalists of the competition, prominent public figures, and the founders of the award, the Fetisov family. Banner image: The Gecko Project’s Tom Johnson collects the award from Barbara Trionfi, Executive Director of the International Press Institute, and a member of the...

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