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,

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

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

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

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

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.

Mongabay in the News, Autumn 2019

Mongabay’s 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 members are sometimes interviewed about their work, too, as when staff writer John Cannon appeared on Living on Earth, the American public radio program heard on 250 member stations,

Indonesia palm oil investigation shortlisted for Fetisov Journalism Award

This week, the Fetisov Journalism Award announced its shortlist of features in contention for prizes this year, and a Mongabay report produced in collaboration with The Gecko Project is included in the “Excellence in Environmental Journalism” category. The feature, “The secret deal to destroy paradise,” is the third installment of Indonesia for Sale, an in-depth investigative

New Opportunity – Staff Features Writer

Mongabay is excited to announce a new opportunity for a full-time features writer position. This position is expected to produce regular stories on conservation and environmental issues, published in English. The reporting responsibility includes coverage of the status of high conservation value forests, the intersection of land rights and environmental change, governance issues around natural resources

Using Global Forest Watch: Free webinar for journalists, November 13

  The availability of near-real-time deforestation data via Global Forest Watch (GFW) is expanding, creating a growing number of opportunities for journalists to leverage this material in their reporting on forest issues. To help writers capitalize on this opportunity, Mongabay is organizing an online training on November 13 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time in collaboration with GFW staff

New Special Reporting Project: Roads and Rail in Island Southeast Asia

Road projects can have significant direct impacts by razing forests, fragmenting ecosystems and disrupting traditional land-tenure systems and ways of life. They also have additional knock-on effects, often literally paving the way for logging, poaching, mining and increased human settlement in wilderness areas. Mongabay is seeking pitches for stories on the potential social and environmental

Mongabay in the news, August 2019

Mongabay reports often appear beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our work. In the past month many outlets relied on our work especially in covering the Amazon fires, including the New York Times, Newsweek, and Quartz. Due to Mongabay’s long track record covering these