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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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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Mongabay writer wins award for outstanding environmental reporting
Aug28

Mongabay writer wins award for outstanding environmental reporting

Frequent Monbabay-India contributing writer Sibi Arasu has won the 2018 Prem Bhatia Memorial Award for Outstanding Environmental Reporting, the most prestigious award in India for environmental journalism. The prize jury praised his “sensitive, in-depth content” and “superb photographs …whether documenting urban chaos, battles with sand or water mafia or the protected- animal-species-versus-human-lives-conflict deep in the wilds.” He has been reporting exclusively on the environment, people’s rights and development, and climate-change-related issues for the last five years, before which he worked at national news organizations in Delhi, like The Hindu and The Times of India. His reporting for Mongabay-India, including this recent feature from the port city of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, also caught the jury’s eye. Residents there agitated against the expansion of a polluting copper smelting plant, and police killed 13 in the unrest. “Winning the Prem Bhatia Award is incredible recognition for the fine reporting Sibi Arasu is doing on environmental issues in India,” said Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett Butler. “It’s a great honor to have Sibi as part of the Mongabay-India freelance reporting team.” Prem Bhatia was an important Indian journalist in the 1950s and 60s. The award is given by a trust formed to celebrate his life and writings, and was presented at the 23rd Prem Bhatia Memorial Lecture at the India International Centre, New Delhi on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Mongabay-India aims to bring high quality, original reports from nature’s frontlines all around India, and launched in January of this year. It is the fourth international bureau of Mongabay and joins its teams located in the United States, Latin America, and Indonesia, which publish original daily reports in English, Spanish, and Bahasa respectively. Banner image: A photo of Ranjith Kumar who was killed in the police shooting in Thoothukudi on May 22, image by Sibi Arasu. Read the feature...

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Mongabay in the news, July 2018
Aug21

Mongabay in the news, July 2018

Our reporting appears in many places beyond the bounds of Mongabay.com when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Highlights from this past month included discussion in a Smithsonian article about indigenous people being noted as caretakers of an enormous portion of the world’s conserved lands, to multiple mentions of a Mongabay article about Colombia’s plans for deforestation-free chocolate production, which was picked up by outlets ranging widely from the Russian outlet Tass to The Guardian and green design/lifestyle site Inhabitat. 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 July 2018: Al Jazeera, Accuweather.com, Asian Correspondent, Business Standard, The Conversation, Courrier International, The Dodo, Eco-Business, The Guardian, Huffington Post-France, Des Informemenos, Inhabitat, International News Lens, Khabar Online, Kerala News, La Mula, Newsheads, The Next Web, Nonprofit Quarterly, Pacific Standard, RPP Noticias, Scroll, La Semana, The Sentinel, Sify News, Smithsonian magazine, The Statesman, Tass. Banner photo: Anaconda photographed in Colombia by Rhett A. Butler for...

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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 hosts September 4 program on how technology is protecting ocean ecosystems
Aug02

Mongabay hosts September 4 program on how technology is protecting ocean ecosystems

  Mongabay readers and friends in the Bay Area of California are invited to join founder & CEO Rhett A. Butler on September 4 in San Francisco as he moderates a roundtable discussion at The Commonwealth Club about new technological applications that boost marine conservation efforts. There is an accelerating effort among ocean scientists, advocates and technologists to harness new technologies for marine conservation. These technologies, which include satellite sensors, drones and artificial intelligence can be used to monitor and manage marine ecosystems—discovering new coral reefs, identifying illegal or unsustainable fishing fleets, and exposing destructive coastal development. Our panel will discuss what’s already working in this space and also what technologies might soon be available to protect and create healthy and safe marine environments in the Bay Area and around the world. The expert panel: Robin Martin, Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University Joe Mascaro, PhD, Director of Academic Programs at Planet, the Bay Area-based satellite company David Kroodsma, Research Director at Global Fishing Watch For tickets and information, visit the Commonwealth Club website: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/index.php/events/2018-09-04/using-new-technologies-create-safe-marine-environments Tuesday, September 4 @ 6:00 PM The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium San Francisco, 94105 We hope you can join us! If you cannot, please tell a...

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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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Mongabay in the news, June 2018
Jul25

Mongabay in the news, June 2018

Mongabay’s original reporting appears in many places beyond the bounds of Mongabay.com when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. One highlight from this past month included a New York Times story picking up on a Mongabay feature about the rare moustached kingfisher (pictured) which was killed by a scientist for study, rather controversially: “‘Ghost bird’ photographed for first time ever, euthanized for science.” The Times piece, “The Ornithologist the Internet Called a Murderer,” talked about what happened to that scientist when the internet found out. 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 June 2018: Asian Correspondent, Business-Human Rights Resource Centre, Cambodia Daily, CanIndia, Daily Mirror, Deccan Chronicle, The Diplomat, Eco-Business, Economic Times, EcoWatch, Epoch Times, Gulf News, IFL Science, Inhabitat, India Times, International News Lens, Metro, New York Times, Noticias Venezuela, Pacific Standard, RPP Noticias, The Revelator, Scroll, La Semana, Tarung News, and The Wire. Banner image: Moustached Kingfisher. Photo courtesy of University of Kansas/Rob...

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Exhibition in Munich presents Mongabay founder’s photos
Jul21

Exhibition in Munich presents Mongabay founder’s photos

A photo exhibition in Munich, Germany is showcasing nature and wildlife images taken by Mongabay’s founder Rhett A. Butler in the rainforests of southeast Asia. The Exhibition, titled “Der verschwundene Wald” (“The Vanished Forest”), was organized by Susanne Nusser of memonature.org and is being hosted by Stadtteilkulturzentrum Guardini90 (Guardinistr. 90, München). The exhibit — which features 17 images from Sumatra, Sulawesi, Borneo, and beyond — asks viewers to consider what is happening to the world’s tropical rainforests. “Tropical rainforests have been growing for millions of years, ranging from the Amazon to Papua New Guinea. It is no exaggeration to write that today they are all at risk, in different ways and for different reasons,” said Nusser. “But what they all have in common is they are disappearing without much public attention.” “We have to ask a simple question: where have all the trees gone?” Nusser said the exhibition kicked off with an awareness-raising activity among school children, with a group of ten-year-olds exploring what’s happening to timber from the forests of southeast Asia. They found that a lot of trees eventually become paper that makes its way into German books. “The tracks of the vanished forest lead to us,” she said. The exhibition is free and open to the public. It runs through July 26,...

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Film about Mongabay advisor Jane Goodall gets seven Emmy nominations
Jul18

Film about Mongabay advisor Jane Goodall gets seven Emmy nominations

“This film is inspiring thousands of people, and that can only help the chimps,”  advisory board member Jane Goodall told Mongabay regarding the new documentary film about her life, Jane. Last week, the film received seven Emmy Award nominations, including one for exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking. It was created by National Geographic and directed by Brett Morgan. Dr. Goodall has been a key advisor to Mongabay since she joined the board in 2014, and speaks frequently with the Mongabay team and most often with Founder & CEO Rhett Butler, including for the organization’s podcast recently, here. The conservation icon recently returned from a speaking tour around South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya: she is always quite busy on these trips but found time to briefly visit three chimp sanctuaries in the region. The Jane Goodall Institute is working here and elsewhere on the continent including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Senegal and Mali to establish chimpanzee research and conservation programs. They have also created sanctuaries to care for orphaned chimpanzees. Read Jane’s reflections on last week’s first World Chimpanzee Day on July 14 at her organization’s blog here. Banner image of Dr. Jane Goodall by Morten...

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Former Nature Conservancy & foundation leader Steve McCormick joins Mongabay board
Jul09

Former Nature Conservancy & foundation leader Steve McCormick joins Mongabay board

Mongabay is pleased to announce the newest member of its board of directors, Steve McCormick. “Steve is a strong addition to Mongabay’s board. He is a bold and strategic thinker who is deeply passionate about conservation,” said Founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler. McCormick was formerly President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), one of the world’s largest environmental NGOs. He then served as President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, one of the largest foundations in the U.S., from 2007-2014. Under his leadership, the foundation’s environmental program shifted its strategy to focus on advancing sustainability initiatives. After his work at the foundation, he cofounded Earth Genome, a firm specialized in providing “big data” on the environment to clients. “I’m excited about joining the Mongabay board. In my experience, conservation efforts succeed only if there is awareness and understanding of what’s happening to the environment, and the consequences to human wellbeing,” McCormick stated. “As the mainstream media reduce coverage of the environment, we desperately need the kind of thorough, high-quality, high impact reporting that Mongabay produces.” He served as President/CEO of TNC from 2000-2008. As President, Steve led its growth, and during his tenure he oversaw an operating budget of $500 million and a widely distributed staff of over 3,000 people in 30 countries, as well as every state in the U.S. “Steve’s unparalleled experience leading two of the world’s most important conservation organizations will be a tremendous resource as Mongabay continues to grow. We’re also excited about his recent work valuing natural capital in order to assess the real environmental costs of our day-to-day decisions, which is very much aligned with Mongabay’s mission,” said Mongabay Board Chair Brodie Ferguson. McCormick has served on numerous boards in the past, including The Independent Sector, Student Conservation Association, Sustainable Conservation, the California Academy of Sciences, and the advisory board of University of California-Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources. View the full Mongabay board of directors and advisors here. Rainforest banner image by Rhett...

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Mongabay in the news, May 2018
Jun14

Mongabay in the news, May 2018

Mongabay’s original reporting appears in many places beyond Mongabay.com when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. One highlight from this past month includes Agence France Presse picking up on our report about rapid deforestation in areas of Peruvian rainforest, which was itself picked up widely by dozens of outlets ranging from Yahoo News UK to The Hindu. Also in May, Mongabay editor Glenn Scherer was interviewed at length about the deteriorating situation in Venezuela for the syndicated radio show “Radio Ecoshock”, which is heard on 96 radio stations around the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia. Scherer’s reporters have filed a series of stories about threats to the country’s environment from the rampant unemployment and inflation, which is driving its citizens to raid zoos and nature reserves to kill animals for food, and farmers to invade a biological research station to cut the forest to plant crops, putting a species of critically endangered primate at further risk. Listen to him discuss the issues on the show here. 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 where our reporting appeared in May 2018: Africa Business Report, BT.com, BaleBengong, Beritagar, Business Standard, CanIndia, Clean Technica, Climate Change News, DH News-Brussels, Daiji World, Daily Observer, Daum  News-South Korea, Day After News-India, The Dodo, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, Energy Post, El Espectador, Europe1, France 24, Free Malaysia Today, The Guardian, The Hindu, IC Magazine, The Independent, India-New England News, Des Informemenos, International News Lens, La Jornada, Latest News, MED India, MVS Noticias, Metro-Brussels, Mother Nature Network, La Mula, Natural News, New India Express, New Kerala News, New Security Beat, The News Minute, Northeast Today, Noticias de Hoy, Pacific Standard, Peru Reports, Publimetro, The Quint, RPP Noticias, Raw Story, The Revelator, SIFY News, La Semana, Sciences et Avenir, Scroll, South Africa Today, TVA Nouvelles, Telesur, El Tiempo, UOL Noticias, El Universial, The Week, & Yahoo News UK. Banner image: Rockweed, Maine coast, by Erik...

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[VIDEO] At Seattle event, Mongabay discusses technology’s role in conservation
Jun13

[VIDEO] At Seattle event, Mongabay discusses technology’s role in conservation

Last month, Seattle Audubon hosted a panel discussion featuring Mongabay staff and colleagues about the ever-growing applications of technology for conservation. Mongabay Founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler moderated the event. He was joined by Mongabay Wildtech editor Suzanne Palminteri, plus board member Christopher Herndon, who co-founded the conservation group Acaté Amazon Conservation, which uses a range of technology for its projects supporting the Matsés indigenous community in Peru. They were joined onstage by Seattle Audubon’s Dr. Megan Friesen, a bioacoustics researcher and recent guest on Mongabay’s podcast where she discussed her work discovering the breeding behavior of secretive seabirds. Following a discussion of the many ways the panelists see technology being applied to conservation these days, from drones to remote sensing, GPS and artificial intelligence, the group then answered questions from a crowd of around 50 attendees. Watch the video here. Banner image courtesy of...

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Mongabay in the News, April 2018
May23

Mongabay in the News, April 2018

Our reporting appears in many places beyond Mongabay.com when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. One highlight from this past month includes an interview of Mongabay reporters Alicia Prager and Flávia Milhorance on the radio show “The Takeaway”, which has millions of listeners in the U.S. The pair reported for a series on threats to Brazil’s massive Cerrado savannah ecosystem from agriculture, and the reports also detailed a land grab by Harvard University‘s investment arm there of a tract of land the size of Los Angeles. Listen to them discuss the issue on the show here. Here’s a selection of where our reporting appeared in April 2018: Alto Nivel, Asian Correspondent, El Deber, The Dodo, EFE, EJU TV, Earther, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, Environmental Health News, Epoch Times, Mining.com, Minnesota Post, El Nuevo Herald, Pacific Standard, RPP, Republika, Scroll, La Semana, Tarung News, WNYC’s “The Takeaway“, and Yale Environment 360. Mongabay publishes on a creative commons basis and encourages other outlets to republish its features in their own publications. Learn how to do this here. Banner image by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Partnership between Mongabay and CIFOR announced
May23

Partnership between Mongabay and CIFOR announced

Mongabay has launched a new partnership to increase the dissemination of news about the status of the world’s forest ecosystems with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a scientific organization that researches ways to better manage and preserve the planet’s tropical forests. “I have always been a great fan of Mongabay,” said Robert Nasi, CIFOR Director General. “This is science communication at its best — informing and influencing society for a more sustainable world. I see only benefits in our future collaboration.” The two organizations will complement each other’s activities through production of original reports about forest conservation, events and webinars, and through professional training opportunities for Mongabay’s global network of 200+ journalists in 50 countries. “As one of the world’s top forest research institutions, CIFOR is at the forefront of efforts to understand forest ecosystems globally,” said Mongabay Founder and CEO Rhett Butler. “This collaboration will enable Mongabay’s vast network of journalists to leverage CIFOR’s expertise and expansive body of research to explore issues related to tropical forest conservation and management.” CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, CIFOR aims to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. “This collaboration between CIFOR and Mongabay is a breakthrough. It’s exciting to see two key players in forest conservation join forces to investigate and report on the progress and challenges we are facing in saving forests and addressing climate change,” added Aida Greenbury, an Indonesia-based advisory board member for Mongabay. The partnership is slated to span two years. Banner image by Rhett A. Butler Editor’s note: the number of Mongabay’s global correspondents was previously noted incorrectly and has been...

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Mongabay event: X-raying coral reefs and rainforests from the sky
May05

Mongabay event: X-raying coral reefs and rainforests from the sky

Mongabay’s Bay Area Tropical Forest Network (BATFN) is holding an event in Palo Alto, CA on May 24th. Patagonia, the outdoor apparel and equipment company, is graciously hosting the event at the Palo Alto store from 6-8 pm. The event will feature a conversation between Mongabay founder Rhett A. Butler and Greg Asner and Robin Martin of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory. Asner and Martin will talk about their use of airplane-mounted hyperspectral sensors to map rainforests in unprecedented detail as well as their latest initiative: an effort to create a comprehensive global reef monitoring system by tying field data collected during underwater surveys to Planet’s constellation of satellites. Event description: Robin Martin and Greg Asner have pioneered the use of advanced LiDAR and spectrometer sensors to study tropical forest ecosystems, revealing information about biodiversity, habitat function and health, and ecosystem services. Their work has been widely profiled by the likes of Science Magazine, National Geographic, and hundreds of other outlets. They’ve now turned their system to coral reefs, which may support the development of the first comprehensive global reef monitoring system in an era when the world’s corals are deeply threatened by rising temperatures, growing carbon emissions, and unsustainable fishing and extraction. Rhett Butler, founder of conservation news web site Mongabay.com, will talk with Robin and Greg about how technology can help protect an conserve these critical ecosystems. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please RVSP here if you’d like to attend. Video footage...

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Mongabay public event in Seattle, May 17
May03

Mongabay public event in Seattle, May 17

  Mongabay staffers will visit Seattle soon, and on May 17 Seattle Audubon will host them for a panel discussion about the ever growing use of technology in conservation, from drones to GPS and AI. Speaking will be Founder/CEO Rhett A. Butler, Wildtech editor Suzanne Palminteri, and board member Christopher Herndon. They will be joined on stage by Audubon’s Megan Friesen, who is a bioacoustics researcher (and recent guest on Mongabay’s podcast, listen here). Learn more here and please join us, or tell a friend if they’re in the area. View full information at the Aububon site. Banner image: Researchers using a small drone tested ground and aerial photo measurements to calculate leopard seal size and mass using the body length (between the blue dots) and width at various points along the body (the pink dots). This method allows scientists to gather important population data without capturing and stressing the animals. Photo credit: NOAA AERD Video footage of the event...

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Mongabay’s performance during Q1 2018
Apr30

Mongabay’s performance during Q1 2018

The first quarter of 2018 was a strong one for Mongabay. Traffic to our four main news sections — Global English, Indonesia, Latam (Spanish), and India — grew 26 percent versus Q1-2017, with a net increase of 567,000 users and 1.73 million pageviews. The biggest new development during the quarter was the official launch of Mongabay-India in mid-January. Mongabay-India’s readership and social media following grew rapidly since its inception — a trend we expect to continue as the team grows from two to six staff in the next few months. 2017 trends Traffic to Mongabay hit a new record in 2017. We had more than 24 million visitors and nearly 56 million pageviews during the year. Indonesia attracted the most traffic of our news sections, followed by English and then Spanish. Mongabay published more than 4,000 articles across nine languages. Indonesia led the way with 1,830 stories, followed by our global English section with 1,268, and Spanish with 648. The shift toward mobile devices continued through 2017, with more than 70 percent of users visiting Mongabay on cell phones. Mobile users primarily access Mongabay via the mobile version of our web site and Facebook Instant Articles. Mongabay plans to release a mobile app in the second quarter of 2018. Facebook was our largest source of traffic in 2017 with 13 million user...

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Mongabay news app for Android now available
Apr27

Mongabay news app for Android now available

Mongabay now has a free app available in the Google Play Store. This app provides Android users with a quick and easy way to read and share Mongabay news and stories on their devices. Similarly, Apple customers can receive Mongabay stories on their iPhones, iPads, etc via that company’s news app, Apple News, more info here. If you have an Android device, please download the app and give it a try. If you like what you see, please give it a rating. Here’s what it looks like:  ...

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