Mongabay welcomes new conservation reporting fellows
Mongabay is excited to announce that we are now welcoming our second cohort of talented journalists to the Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program.
Meet the New Fellows
This year, Mongabay received more than 450 impressive applications from around the globe. The enthusiasm of these young journalists in developing their careers and reporting on crucial environmental issues in biodiversity hotspots is truly inspiring.
Mongabay is delighted to welcome Abdulkareem Mojeed, Priscilla Misiekaba-Kia and Vitor Prado dos Anjos as our newest cohort for the Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program. This group signifies the continuation of our efforts to inspire and support the next generation of environmental journalists.
Abdulkareem is an enterprise journalist working for Premium Times, one of Nigeria’s leading investigative newspapers. With a background in environmental sciences, his journalism focuses on development, agriculture, food security, climate change, the environment and the local currency market. Abdulkareem has covered environmental issues and climate change extensively, as well as the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Egypt in 2022. His report on the perceptions of smallholder farmers growing genetically modified crops in Nigeria was recently shortlisted for the 2023 True Story award.
Abdulkareem enjoys traveling, reading and connecting with nature in his free time. He also has a passion for football as a player and fan.
Connect with Abdulkareem
Learn more about Abdulkareem’s background on his Mongabay Fellow profile or on Twitter.
Priscilla is a dedicated freelance journalist based in Suriname with a deep passion for writing. With almost six years of experience in journalism, beginning at the country’s oldest newspaper, Dagblad De West, she has covered various topics and areas of interest. Priscilla has worked as a freelance journalist for two online news sites, primarily reporting on the meetings of Suriname’s National Assembly and has contributed to an NGO, writing articles on recycling and other significant social issues. In 2022, she was selected to participate in Climate Tracker’s Caribbean Citizen Journalism Fellowship, where she produced her first international article.
Outside of her work as a journalist, Priscilla enjoys listening to music, watching movies and spending quality time with her family.
Connect with Priscilla
Learn more about Priscilla’s background on her Mongabay Fellow profile or LinkedIn.
Vitor Prado dos Anjos
Vitor is a social anthropologist from Brazil, researching environmental humanities and Indigenous ethnology. He has conducted ethnographic research with traditional fishing communities in Rio de Janeiro, examining the local experiences of environmental degradation and climate change. Vitor is also passionate about bridging the gap between academia and the general public by disseminating scientific knowledge. He is particularly interested in studying and writing about how Indigenous peoples contribute to conservation and biodiversity.
Vitor dreams of someday visiting the northern part of Brazil and conducting research in the Amazon Rainforest.
Connect with Vitor
Learn more about Vitor’s background on his Mongabay Fellow profile or LinkedIn.
About the Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program
Mongabay created the Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program to build the capacity of young and aspiring environmental journalists to cover biodiversity hotspots around the world.
The program provides opportunities for 12 journalists per year from tropical countries to report on critical environmental issues, to gain valuable training, experience and credibility that will help them advance their careers in journalism and communications.
Mongabay is a nonprofit conservation and environmental science news outlet that delivers daily news and inspiration from Nature’s frontline via its local-language bureaus and global network of more than 800 journalists in nearly 80 countries. Mongabay’s evidence-driven journalism is syndicated by a wide range of outlets, greatly extending its reach beyond the 4 million people who access its information monthly. Mongabay is dedicated to publishing journalism that fills gaps in understanding by highlighting underreported issues and increasing transparency and accountability.