Register for Mongabay’s Webinar on Indigenous Land Rights and Extractive Industry Impacts on October 6th

Are you a journalist who covers extractive industry impacts or Indigenous land rights, local communities, and conservation? Are you interested in learning more about the intersection of these topics and how you can improve your reporting?

On October 6, please join Mongabay for our latest installment in the free webinar series for journalists. This webinar will feature expert panelists Tristan Ahtone from Grist, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, former special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples from the United Nations Human Rights, and Maurício Angelo, investigative journalist and founder of The Mining Observatory.

They will discuss Indigenous peoples and land rights, extractive industry impacts such as mining, oil and gas, among others, and the complexities, challenges, and questions journalists often face when covering these topics.

Webinar registration and details

Date and time

October 6 at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT

Location: Live on Mongabay’s YouTube Channel.


Please register here and tell a friend.

Pitch Mongabay a story

If you have a story idea, please submit your pitch via Mongabay’s Opportunities page. There, you’ll find a variety of paid reporting opportunities, including ‘Indigenous Peoples/Local Communities and Conservation,’ and also ‘Land Rights and Extractive Industries.’ 

The experts

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is the Executive Director of the Tebtebba Foundation and is an Indigenous leader from the Kankana-ey Igorot people of the Cordillera Region in the Philippines. She formerly served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples by the Human Rights Council from 2014 until April 2020. She has worked as an Indigenous activist and advocate for women’s rights for over three decades.

Tristan Ahtone is a member of the Kiowa Tribe and is Editor at Large at Grist. He previously served as Editor in Chief at the Texas Observer and Indigenous Affairs editor at High Country News. He has reported for Al Jazeera America, PBS NewsHour, National Native News, NPR and National Geographic. Ahtone’s stories have won multiple honors, including investigative awards from the Gannett Foundation and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated. A former president of the Native American Journalists Association, Ahtone is a 2017 Nieman Fellow and director of the Muckrock Foundation.

Maurício Angelo is an award-winning international freelance investigative journalist and founder of The Mining Observatory, a Brazil-based investigative journalism Center established in 2015. He publishes in many media outlets in Brazil and worldwide, and was the winner of the Excellence in Journalism Award (2019) by the Inter American Press Association. He was also considered one of Brazil’s top three journalist experts in the Extractive Sector in 2021.

About Mongabay

Mongabay is a nonprofit environmental science and conservation news platform focused on providing cutting-edge independent journalism from nature’s frontline. We pride ourselves in producing reporting that has substantial, tangible impacts around the world.