New Opportunity: Staff Writer – Philippines
Feb26

New Opportunity: Staff Writer – Philippines

Mongabay is excited to announce a Staff Writer – Philippines position. Mongabay’s news coverage of environmental issues in the Philippines has been sporadic but impactful as Filipinos are a significant part of Mongabay’s audience. To increase our volume of high-quality locally-relevant environmental reporting, we’re partnering with Philippine EnviroNews and the Earth Journalism Network to expand Mongabay’s coverage of environmental and conservation news in the Philippines by creating a new editorial position dedicated to the country The full-time staff writer position is expected to produce multiple stories per week about conservation and environmental issues in the Philippines published in English. This staff writer will develop and produce articles working closely with colleagues in the Mongabay editorial team and Philippine EnviroNews to discuss story ideas and coverage plans. For a full detailed job description and how to apply, please click...

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Mongabay in the news, January 2019
Feb25

Mongabay in the news, January 2019

The biggest impression for Mongabay in the news this January came from the paper our team published in the journal Science about the ways bioacoustics can help monitor forests. This finding was picked up by writers at New Straits Times plus at Quartz and Mashable and international wire service UPI among others. Our reporting appears like this in places beyond the bounds of our main website and its multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Other instances in January included a mention of our reporting by the Washington Post in reference to the record sale of a bluefin tuna in Japan, which was picked up widely. Mongabay reports are also regularly republished in their entirety under its Creative Commons license, and encourages media outlets to republish our features in their own publications [learn how to do this here]. Here’s a selection of outlets our reporting appeared in during January 2019: Asia Times, The Assam Tribune, Common Dreams, Eco-Business, Forbes, Malaysiakini, Mashable, The News Minute, Pacific Standard, La Prensa, Quartz, Resumen Latinoamericano, Reuters, Scroll, Smithsonian, The Star, Stars and Stripes, Straits Times, United Press International, Washington Post, WBFO-Buffalo, and Yahoo News. Banner image: Pacific bluefin tuna by Rhett A....

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Mongabay Latam and El Deber win prestigious El Rey Award
Feb19

Mongabay Latam and El Deber win prestigious El Rey Award

Mongabay Latam and its partners at the major Bolivian daily newspaper El Deber have won the El Rey Award, also known as the King of Spain International Journalism Award. A top prize recognizing the best in Spanish and Portuguese-language journalism in Ibero-America since 1983, the awards are announced annually by Agencia EFE and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development. The Mongababy-El Deber team was recognized for Roberto Navia Gabriel’s investigative report on illegal trafficking in jaguar fangs, which was produced and published by both media outlets. When the reporter first learned of jaguars being killed for their fangs, it felt like a horror novel: “It seemed to me that it was a topic that journalism definitely had to address so that people in power [would] hear about it [and] look for a solution,” Navia Gabriel said. “Unfortunately, it is true that [Chinese citizens] are pulling fangs out of jaguars. They are selling them in China and other Asian markets at prices as high as gold or cocaine, exorbitant prices. I discovered that it was not isolated hunting, but a mafia who is entering this area and is earning thousands or maybe millions of dollars, that was a sad finding.” “For me the award means a big boost, something that makes me see that I was not wrong, that it was worthy to investigate,” continued Navia Gabriel. “And also, to establish a relationship with Mongabay has been terrific. This work wouldn’t have been possible without the important support of Mongabay, at a time when it is more difficult to do investigative journalism because there is a big lack of resources and time, so I’m grateful to El Deber, to Mongabay, to all the team that has been part of this great project,” he said. Speaking on behalf of Mongabay Latam, María Isabel Torres, Program Manager for the Lima-based Spanish language bureau of Mongabay.com, said, “At Mongabay Latam we believe that [it] is key to promote collaborative alliances between journalists and other media in different countries, not only to integrate resources and capabilities, but also to broaden the impact of our stories. Our partnership with El Deber is a great example of that.” Agreeing with Torres, Navia Gabriel‘s editor at Mongabay Latam, Alexa Eunoé Vélez Zuazo, said, “The award confirms how powerful and necessary alliances [are] between the media in Latin America [and] among journalists to unveil issues of great relevance, and put them on the radar of the authorities. Mongabay Latam has followed the problem of  jaguar trafficking in Bolivia since the first complaints began in 2016, but it was with El Deber that we worked on the first special stories.” Of Roberto Navia...

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Mongabay in the news, December 2018
Jan28

Mongabay in the news, December 2018

Our reporting appears in places beyond the bounds of our main website and its multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Highlights from this past month center on radio broadcasts: after our writer Jeremy Hance was interviewed by National Public Radio’s environmental news program Living on Earth late in November, the interview was broadcast on hundreds of stations around North America. Public Radio International picked up on that and in December shared an article about it with all their affiliate stations around the U.S. Elsewhere our Justin Catanoso was interviewed by North Carolina Public Radio about his coverage from the latest round of climate treaty negotiations in Poland for Mongabay, which was heard on its state-wide news talk program, “The State of Things.” Numerous Mongabay reports were also republished in their entirety in December, including an article about tracing the safeguards against illegal logging in Vietnam by our Chris Humphrey, which later appeared at Asia Times. Mongabay publishes on a Creative Commons basis and encourages media outlets to republish our features in their own publications [learn how to do this here]. Here’s a selection of outlets our reporting appeared in during December 2018: Asia Times, Asian Correspondent, Business Standard, Can-India News, El Ciudad Ano, El Comercio, Common Dreams, DX, Daiji World, Dhaka Tribune, EJU TV, Earth News, Eco-Business, EcoWatch, First Post, Grist, Huffington Post, IJNet, India Blooms, India West News, Indigenous News, The Inquirer, Morung Express, Mother Jones, La Mula, El Mundo, Nagaland Post, New Kerala News, The News Advance, The News Lens, News-Armenia, News D, North Carolina Public Radio, Outlook India, Public Radio International, Pacific Standard, El Pais, El Popular, Pulitzer Center, Quartz, The Quint, RIA Novosti, Riau Online, SciDev, Scroll, La Semana, The Sentinel, Shillong Times, Sierra Magazine, The Statesman, Telegana Today, Than Nien, WESA Radio Pittsburgh, and Yahoo News Taiwan. Banner image of a lava lizard in Ecuador by Rhett A. Butler for...

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New Opportunity: Mongabay Financial Controller
Jan14

New Opportunity: Mongabay Financial Controller

  At the heart of Mongabay is a spirit of innovation. We’re open to trying new ideas, adapting existing models, and phasing out underperforming projects in our quest to deliver the best products and services possible given our resources. Due to our unique culture and global, at-home staff, the most successful employees at Mongabay are amazing at working independently, and produce consistent high-quality work by taking initiative and thinking creatively about solutions to problems. Mongabay is excited to announce the opening of the financial controller position. The Financial Controller specifically, in addition to solid nonprofit financial management experience, is someone who can truly embrace new ideas and technology in order to creatively manage the financial processes of a large, virtual, global organization. For a full detailed job description and how to apply, please click...

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New Opportunity: Staff Writer – Madagascar
Jan09

New Opportunity: Staff Writer – Madagascar

Mongabay is excited to announce a Staff Writer – Madagascar position. Mongabay has been covering environmental issues in Madagascar for almost 20 years. In addition to publications on our global site, Mongabay.com, our Madagascar-reportage in English is compiled on a dedicated website, http://wildmadagascar.org/.  Mongabay.com is expanding its coverage of environmental and conservation news in Madagascar and has created a new staff writer position dedicated to the country. The full-time staff writer position will produce multiple stories per week about conservation and environmental issues in Madagascar published in English and possibly in French as well. This staff writer will develop and produce articles working closely with colleagues in the Mongabay editorial team to discuss story ideas and coverage plans. For a full detailed job description and how to apply, please click...

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Bioacoustics paper published in Science
Jan05

Bioacoustics paper published in Science

In 2017, Mongabay’s Conservation Effectiveness series looked at what the scientific literature tells us is working and not working in the field of conservation. The series produced award-winning reporting which generated wide-ranging discussions across conservation. One of the key conclusions from the project was that conservation studies generally haven’t been designed to rigorously assess effectiveness of projects, interventions, or strategies. After the series wrapped up, we kept thinking about this issue and whether there may be other ways to measure conservation outcomes. Zuzana Burivalova, the Princeton scientist we hired to oversee the academic research component of Conservation Effectiveness, uses bioacoustics in her field work. This prompted conversations about applying bioacoustics to evaluating conservation effectiveness and eventually spurred Burivalova, Mongabay Founder and CEO Rhett Butler, and Eddie Game from the Nature Conservancy to write a paper, which was published yesterday in Science: The sound of a tropical forest. “An increasing number of ecologists and conservation scientists are using bioacoustics in their research,” said Butler. “We argue that bioacoustics could be used to strengthen zero deforestation commitments, monitor biodiversity at scale, and provide a mechanism for evaluating the effectiveness of conservation projects and interventions. Our hope is that the paper raises visibility for everyone working on bioacoustics.” The paper calls out two opportunities: using bioacoustics to strengthen corporate zero deforestation commitments that are being adopted by companies in the palm oil, timber, and cacao sectors, among others; and creating a world-class central repository for bioacoustic data that can be used by researchers. “The dream is a scenario where zero deforestation companies are funding real-time monitoring of forests, with data fed into the cloud for use by scientists, giving us a better picture of what’s working and what’s not working in conservation and landscape restoration,” said Butler. “Combined with satellite data and networked camera traps, we’d have a much clearer picture for measuring trends in wildlife populations.” To date, the paper has attracted significant media attention, with more the 30 media outlets covering the study within 24 hours of publication. Butler also penned an op-ed for Singapore’s Straits Times about how bioacoustics could support zero deforestation commitments. And Mongabay covered the paper as...

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New Opportunity: Contributing Editor – Africa
Dec20

New Opportunity: Contributing Editor – Africa

Mongabay.com is now expanding its coverage of environmental and conservation news in sub-Saharan Africa and is excited to announce the opening of a full-time Contributing Editor – Africa position. This new editorial position will be responsible for the production of daily news and feature stories in English. The editor will help to grow our team of contributors focused on Africa’s environment, manage assignments, edit articles, and ensure adherence to grant guidelines and reporting expectations. This is a high-visibility, high-impact role with room for growth. For a full detailed job description and how to apply, please click...

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Mongabay in the news, November 2018
Dec18

Mongabay in the news, November 2018

Our reporting appears in places far beyond the bounds of our main website and additional language subdomains when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Highlights from this past month include Phys Org, the big science, research and technology news aggregator, picking up Mongabay’s news of publishing of a peer-reviewed study demonstrating that public interest in the environment–from biodiversity to climate change–is increasing. Numerous Mongabay reports were also republished in their entirety last month, including one about China’s recent restoration of a ban on rhino and tiger parts, 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 November 2018: Asia Times, Asian Correspondent, BioBio Chile, Business Standard, CANIndia, Chiapas Paralelo, City Paper-Bogota, El Ciudadano, El Comercio, The Conversation, Courrier International, Daiji World, Dan’s Papers, Dariya News 5, EJU-TV, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, Earth.com, Earth Island Journal, Environmental Health News, Epoch Times, EurekAlert, First Post, The Hans India, IFL Science, India Blooms, India New England News, Indigenous News, International News Lens, La Mula, Lado B, MENAFN, MPA News, Manorama Online, Millennium Post, Morung Express, My News Desk, NDTV, National Herald, New Kerala Times, Newsheads India, O Eco, Ojo Publico, Orissa Post, Outlook India, Pacific Standard, Phys Org, La Prensa Grafica, Publimetro, Quartz, The Quint, The Revelator, SIFY.com, Science Advances, Scroll, La Semana, The Statesman, Truthout, El Universal, Veja, The Wire, Yahoo News, and Yeşil Gazete. Banner image: Tiger in Cambodia by Rhett A....

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Insiders get the story behind Mongabay stories
Dec05

Insiders get the story behind Mongabay stories

What does it take to get a great story? Sometimes quite a lot, and our team is eager to tell you theirs via the new Insider Content program. Our team has amassed a long list of snake bites, attacks by parasites, flights from bandits and more in the course of bringing stories to Mongabay.com. “Reporting from the field sometimes generates stories in its own right,” explains Mongabay’s Founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler. “Insider Content will tell the story behind the story: what it takes to get great reporting from nature’s frontline. You’ll learn about Mongabay’s origin story, scary close calls our team has had in the field, and what drives Mongabay reporters to do what they do.” For a small monthly fee, members of the new Insider program get a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce these stories. Every few weeks, we’ll publish a new members-only article that goes behind the reporting: the trials and tribulations of field reporting, personal travel accounts, photo essays, and more. The origin story of Mongabay is also available to members, ranging from Rhett’s recounting of childhood of rainforest adventures that sparked his nature appreciation, to his fascination with tropical frogs that followed. The program also offers a new way for readers to directly support Mongabay’s non-profit conservation news reporting: increasingly readers are supporting independent publishers that they rely on to ensure their sustainability: the Guardian announced last month that they now have over one million global supporters who fund their content, which, like Mongabay is freely available to all. See the list of benefits and membership levels here. Here are some of the most recent Insider stories that members can enjoy: + The river of blood + A lucky child: Mongabay’s origin story + Face-to-face with what may be the last of the world’s smallest rhino, the Bornean rhinoceros Learn more and start enjoying Insider content at mongabay.com/insider....

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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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Mongabay publishes peer reviewed paper revealing public interest in environment is rising
Nov20

Mongabay publishes peer reviewed paper revealing public interest in environment is rising

Public interest in conservation, biodiversity and climate change seems to be rising, a new peer-reviewed study published by a team at Mongabay has found. The paper derives from our recent “Conservation Effectiveness” series and looks at the trends in Google searches to divine public interest in environmental topics. Published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment,  the paper has enjoyed wide attention on social media and from scientists and conservationists. The research project was led and coauthored by Zuzana Burivalova, a tropical forest ecologist at Princeton University who was also the lead researcher on Mongabay’s Conservation Effectiveness series, David Wilcove, a professor of ecology at Princeton University, and Rhett Butler, Mongabay’s founder and CEO, Read about the study and its conclusions here. Banner image: The critically endangered golden mantella is one of Madagascar’s most threatened amphibian species. Image by Rhett A....

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Mongabay in the news, October 2018
Nov07

Mongabay in the news, October 2018

Our 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 include our collaborative investigation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists of a Madagascar seafood company “Top Madagascar shrimp co. moved millions among tax-haven shell companies” appearing in top French newspaper Le Monde. This exposé using the Panama Papers spurred a debate in the country about the secret movement of much-needed tax dollars offshore. And New York magazine picked up on Mongabay Wildtech’s story about 3-D printing of reefs, plus Mongabay was featured by Sea Change Radio, a 30-minute interview show heard on 75 radio stations across the U.S., about what’s been learned through the publishing of an ongoing series on agroforestry. Numerous Mongabay reports were also republished in their entirety last month, including one about Indonesia’s government canceling a large development that would have been destructive to marine ecosystems, by the Asia Times. 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 October 2018: AllAfrica.com, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Times, Asian Correspondent, Business Green, Business Standard, CanIndia, Civil Eats, Climatechangenews.com, El Comercio, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Daiji World, DevDiscourse, Earth.com, Eco-Business, Efecto Cocuyo, The Epoch Times, El Espectador, Foreign Policy, Gulf News Today, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, IOL News, Indigenous News, Lado B, Latestly, The Logical Indian, Minda News, Le Monde, Morung Express, La Mula, The New Arab, New Kerala News, New York Magazine, The News Lens, The News Minute, NewsD, Newsgram, Newsheads, North Coast Journal, Online Khabar, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Outlook India, Quartz, Pacific Standard, Pacifico TV, Pulitzer Center, SIFY.com, Sea Change Radio, Scroll, La Semana, Sentinel Assam, Sierra Magazine, Telesur TV News, Triple Pundit, Truthout, Urgente24, Venezuela al Dia, and The Wire. Banner image: Ginkgo leaf by Erik...

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Mongabay Latam story generates multiple impacts in Peru
Oct23

Mongabay Latam story generates multiple impacts in Peru

For the residents of remote rural areas like the Peruvian Amazon, Mongabay provides a vital service by covering issues that the mainstream media have neither the editorial budgets nor perhaps the political space to report on. However, local and international NGOs, a core constituency of civil society, increasingly use our reports to share information with their communities and advocate for policy changes from governmental officials. One example from Peru is particularly illustrative of Mongabay’s role in enabling consensus building. In September 2017, six farmers were murdered in the district of Nueva Requena. Their bodies were found floating in a river; they had been shot in the head, and their hands and feet bound. The initial reports of this incident that reached the capital in Lima were inaccurate, yet no journalists traveled to the area to follow up in the immediate aftermath. However, one of Mongabay’s reporters went there five days after the crime to produce the story “Ucayali Forests: a booty for land traffickers” (English version here). The report detailed serious problems associated with land trafficking, the development of new roads into forests, and the complicity of local authorities in the nontransparent “legalization” of these schemes. The information published in that story was then included in an investigation by Peru’s Public Prosecutor’s Office into illegal land grabs in Ucayali by palm oil companies. A prosecutor specializing in environmental crimes later said, “Media like Mongabay-Latam contributes knowledge of the true situation of the environment. With the information they provide, which is evaluated and verified, officials can make decisions.” As a result of Mongabay’s extensive reporting, the National Organization of Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Women of Peru (ONAMIAP) republished the Mongabay-Latam story on its website to share the news directly with its community. Then in March 2018, National Geographic published a report on infrastructure development in Ucayali and cited Mongabay’s reporting in the region. Finally, the Environmental Investigation Agency requested GPS coordinates for the disputed area to monitor the progress of deforestation in this area which had not previously been mapped. The same request was made by the Andean Amazon Monitoring Project to establish, through satellite maps, the increasing forest loss in the area. Keep up with all of Mongabay-Latam’s coverage at the website, https://es.mongabay.com or on social media (Facebook: @MongabayLatam, Twitter: @MongabayLatam, Instagram: @MongabayLatam).  Banner photo depicting the area in question by Mongabay-Latam reporter Yvette Sierra...

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Mongabay in the news, September 2018
Oct17

Mongabay in the news, September 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 include our story “Slave labor found at Starbucks-certified Brazil coffee plantation,” which was published in concert with Reporter-Brasil, getting picked up by Reddit (“The front page of the internet”), leading to a massive spike in traffic to our site. Fast Company picked up Mongabay Wildtech’s story about 3-D printing of reefs and Mongabay founder Rhett Butler was interviewed by Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. And one of Mongabay’s editors published an op-ed at the Washington Post about what’s been learned through publishing an ongoing series on agroforestry. Plenty of our reports were also republished in their entirety, including one about a new audio technique to detect poaching, which was featured by the award-winning magazine Pacific Standard. 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 September 2018: All Africa.com, Asia Sentinel, Asia Times, Asian Correspondent, Bahamas Tribune, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Business Standard, CAN India, CityToday, El Colombiano, El Comercio, Dagbladet, Daiji World, El Deber, Devdiscourse, EFE Brasil, EJU, Eco-Business, The Ecologist, Ecowatch, Economic Times, El Espectador, Fast Company, Finanzas, Gulf Today, The Hoopoe, Inhabitat, Inquisitr, International News Lens, Lado B, Millennium Post, Mizzima News, La Mula, MSN Finance, MoneyLife, New Kerala, News Minute, Newsheads, Outlook India, Pacific Standard, El Popular, Post Online, Publimetro, Radio Santa Fe, Reader Supported News, Reddit, RPP Noticias, SIFY News, Science Magazine, Scroll, La Semana, Speak up for Blue podcast, Sunday Guardian, Technews, Telecinco, TimesNowNews, Tribune India, Truthout, Unearthed, United Nations newswire, Unwire, Washington Post, Weekend Leader, La Vanguardia, Yahoo Finance Espanol and Yahoo News-Brazil. Banner photo: Tree frog in tropical forest of Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. Image by Rhett Butler for...

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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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Mongabay publishes op-ed in the Washington Post
Sep25

Mongabay publishes op-ed in the Washington Post

Mongabay editor Erik Hoffner recently wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post on the topic of agroforestry, which is the focus of a series he’s editing for the site. In it he argues that this agricultural technique — which involves the growing of useful trees and woody shrubs like coffee or cacao in combination with medicinal herbs, vegetables and fruits in a system mimicking a forest — is a good investment in carbon sequestration, and one that’s good for farmers and biodiversity, too: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/theworldpost/wp/2018/09/11/agroforestry/ View the articles in Mongabay’s ongoing “Global Agroforestry” series here. The series has traveled to Honduras, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and many other regions so far, and upcoming features will focus on the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Banner image: Maureen Salim shows off a pumpkin grown amongst her trees. Photo by Sophie Mbugua for...

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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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