Partnership between Mongabay and CIFOR announced

Mongabay has launched a new partnership to increase the dissemination of news about the status of the world’s forest ecosystems with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a scientific organization that researches ways to better manage and preserve the planet’s tropical forests.

“I have always been a great fan of Mongabay,” said Robert Nasi, CIFOR Director General. “This is science communication at its best — informing and influencing society for a more sustainable world. I see only benefits in our future collaboration.”

The two organizations will complement each other’s activities through production of original reports about forest conservation, events and webinars, and through professional training opportunities for Mongabay’s global network of 200+ journalists in 50 countries.

“As one of the world’s top forest research institutions, CIFOR is at the forefront of efforts to understand forest ecosystems globally,” said Mongabay Founder and CEO Rhett Butler. “This collaboration will enable Mongabay’s vast network of journalists to leverage CIFOR’s expertise and expansive body of research to explore issues related to tropical forest conservation and management.”

CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, CIFOR aims to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity.

“This collaboration between CIFOR and Mongabay is a breakthrough. It’s exciting to see two key players in forest conservation join forces to investigate and report on the progress and challenges we are facing in saving forests and addressing climate change,” added Aida Greenbury, an Indonesia-based advisory board member for Mongabay.

The partnership is slated to span two years.

Banner image by Rhett A. Butler

Editor’s note: the number of Mongabay’s global correspondents was previously noted incorrectly and has been updated.