At this critical juncture, Mongabay is launching a special reporting initiative aimed at raising awareness about the Sumatran rhino and chronicling successes and setbacks in local and international efforts to save the species from extinction. Sumatran rhinos are among the rarest and most endangered animals on earth. The species’ wild population numbers no more than
Mongabay is excited to announce a full-time Bookkeeper who is based in India. The Bookkeeper, working with the Financial Controller, will help support the operation of Mongabay’s financial processes and is someone who can truly embrace new ideas and systematize processes in order to creatively manage the financial processes of a large, virtual, global organization.
Mongabay is pleased to announce that its Director of Partnerships, David Martin, is a member of the final jury for the 2019 Jackson Wild Media Awards. This festival which bestows awards on the best nature and science-inspired filmmaking happens this year between September 21 and 27 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. David played a key role in
Our reporting appears often beyond the bounds of the main Mongabay website and its multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our articles. In the past month many outlets relied on our work including The Guardian which referenced our report about miners invading indigenous peoples’ lands as part of what now seems a prescient article about
Famed television journalist Bill Moyers and Mongabay editor Glenn Scherer recently penned an article in The Nation calling for better climate coverage by the media, which was then republished widely. The result was the launch of Covering Climate Now, a project aimed at breaking the “climate silence” that has been common in much of the mainstream
110,000+ signatures: Petition inspired by Mongabay story on a pristine but threatened PNG island keeps growing
A petition inspired by a Mongabay story has topped its goal of 110,000 signatures, and keeps growing. “Logging, mining companies lock eyes on a biodiverse island like no other” was published on July 31st by Mongabay and the online petition appeared about 10 days later after the story garnered much attention on social media platforms.
The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) has given the second feature in the Indonesia for Sale series, “Ghosts in the Machine,” recognition under the Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding In-depth Reporting as part of its annual awards for environmental journalism. Produced in partnership with The Gecko Project, the series has 3 main features so far plus
Our reporting often appears beyond the bounds of the main Mongabay website, and its multiple language subdomains, when other outlets republish or otherwise use our articles. In the past month many outlets relied on our work including our report from Sri Lanka about elephant calves being killed by exploding traps meant for wild boars, which
Mongabay’s reporting often appears beyond the bounds of our main website and its multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our articles. In the past month many outlets used our work including Asia Times, which republished our feature on how shrimp farms threaten Myanmar’s remaining mangroves, and Pacific Standard, which posted a Mongabay feature
Much of the narrative around conservation dwells on doom and gloom – habitats being destroyed, species being pushed closer to extinction, and destructive projects – despite the presence of noteworthy successes and promising practices. A new Mongabay reporting project aims to identify solutions to environmental challenges, so that they can be celebrated and adopted more
Examining the origins of commodities and products is a rich field for investigative inquiry, with probes of supply chains revealing major cases of environmental criminality, human rights abuses and corruption, prompting action by policymakers. Yet accurately conveying the importance of local environmental trends often requires a collaborative approach to gain a deeper understanding of global
Mongabay founder Rhett A. Butler was recently interviewed by Rainbow Tours for its blog. In the interview, conducted by Rainbow Tours’ Madagascar & Alternative Africa product manager and author/conservation writer Derek Schuurman, Rhett talked about his inspiration for starting Mongabay, including the role his visits to Madagascar played in the site’s origin as well as
Some top impressions for Mongabay in the media last month were in the journal Science which reported on our feature about glow in the dark frogs and Foreign Policy whose article about the presidential election in Indonesia referenced our 2-year investigation of corrupt land deals that underpin the expansion of palm oil in the country. Elsewhere, Public Radio International
Mongabay regularly uses satellite imagery and information provided by reports from Global Forest Watch (GFW) to assess and investigate deforestation trends in forested areas ranging from the purely local to the global scale. However, GFW has announced that it will no longer produce investigations related to locations where deforestation is found to be occurring, but instead work
The top impression for Mongabay in the media last month was Reuters reporting on our exposé about a Chinese bank-funded dam in endangered orangutan habitat allegedly relying on forged permits: their report was sent across the newswires and republished. Chief Brazil correspondent Sue Branford was interviewed by the large National Public Radio (U.S.) environment show, Living on
The African continent is undergoing accelerating changes. Urban and rural populations alike are growing rapidly, paced by rising demand for things like food and fuel, electricity and construction materials. The continent has also been a site for the extraction of resources propping up the wealthy North for centuries – palm oil, rubber, slaves; timber, crude
Online video news provides a powerful and popular way of covering compelling stories and reach new audiences. To scale up and systematize Mongabay’s video program, we’re hiring a Video Manager to create, commission, and edit original content sourced from a global network of videographers inspired by conservation and environmental science. For a full detailed job
Mongabay is now accepting summer internship applications! Be sure to view our two available opportunities both playing a crucial role in writing environmental and conservation news stories. This opportunity will provide you with the necessary tools and resources to help develop your writing skills and have your news stories be published on our renowned website.
In March, Mongabay staff were invited to visit the University of Colorado-Boulder to discuss our model for non-profit environmental journalism with their journalism students and environmental reporting fellows. As part of that trip an evening public discussion was planned – “Global Environmental Journalism: Under Siege or Dawning Anew?”– featuring Mongabay’s founder Rhett A. Butler and two contributing
Mongabay is pleased to announce that senior correspondent Jeremy Hance’s feature, The great rhino U-turn, has been selected for inclusion in a highly regarded annual anthology that celebrates the best writing from the genre. This marks the first time that a Mongabay feature has been selected. “The news that my article on Sumatran rhinos was going