If you are interested in covering stories on the illegal wildlife trade, Mongabay has some recently launched paid reporting opportunities to do so!
The rapid evolution of illegal wildlife trafficking is devastating species around the world. Poachers and traffickers supply organized criminal enterprises to meet consumer demand for wildlife commodities and live animals in what is estimated to be a multi-billion-dollar annual trade.
In response, Mongabay has launched a reporting project that offers paid opportunities to document the illegal wildlife trade.
We welcome proposals from experienced journalists that highlight topics of interest including, but not limited to:
- Shifts in consumer behavior and how they are affecting the illegal wildlife trade.
- The link between wildlife trafficking and the spread of disease.
- The impacts of wildlife trafficking on biodiversity.
- Transnational wildlife trafficking, particularly in Africa and Asia.
For a full list of topics and to send us your ideas, follow this link.
Submitting your pitch
Mongabay is excited to offer paid opportunities for journalists to report on IPLCs around the world. We welcome new story proposals for print, video, data, and multimedia journalism.
For a full description and details about how to submit your pitch, please click here.