Application Deadline: January 31st, 2014 Our oceans are being plundered. Overfishing has become one of the most intractable and widespread problems in the natural world. To save this precious ecosystem, a global shift towards sustainable fishing practices is necessary. But if anything is going to truly change, experts say China must play a part. China
Application Deadline: November 15, 2013 Fisheries in the Western Pacific are often poorly managed, leading to overexploitation and economic losses that especially affect small fishing communities, yet the state of fisheries in some regions remains poorly known. Specifically in Indonesia, weak governance and elite capture are believed to be important factors in overfishing, but the
Application Deadline: September 30th, 2013 While deforestation rates have slowed and areas under protection have increased in recent decades, global biodiversity continues to decline at alarming rates. We are – as biologists have long been warning us – in the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction. In tropical forests, biodiversity conservation has seen a number
Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow has an article + video coming out in the online publication TakePart. The piece will come out in late April or early May of 2015.