Mongabay in the news, August 2018
Sep20

Mongabay in the news, August 2018

Mongabay’s reporting appears in many places beyond the bounds of the website when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Highlights from this past month included the Associated Press putting out a news wire story based on a Mongabay report about the Forest Stewardship Council postponing the pending membership of Indonesia’s giant paper company Asia Pulp & Paper, which was republished by outlets around the world ranging from the San Francisco Chronicle to US News and World Report to the Washington Post and Fox Business News. Agence France Presse also put out wire stories using Mongabay content, one related to saving trees in Niger and the other about the use of drones to monitor Peru’s Amazon Forest, which appeared in publications ranging from Yahoo News to News 24 in Capetown. Plenty of our reports were also republished in their entirety, including one about development pressure in Penang Island, Malaysia, which was featured at the International News Lens. Mongabay publishes on a Creative Commons basis and encourages media outlets to republish its features in their own publications. Learn how to do this here. Here’s a selection of outlets our reporting appeared in during August 2018: ASEAN Post, Agence France Presse, Asia Times, Associated Press, Asian Correspondent, Business Standard, CNBC TV18, CanIndia, CemNet, The Chronicle, Clarín, Climate Home News, Common Dreams, The Conversation, Daiji World, DevDiscourse, Debate, Des Informenos, Deutsche Welle, Earth Island Journal, Eco-Business, Economic Times, El Comercio, Epoch Times, El Espectador, Financial Times, Fox Business, Gulf News, The Hans, Hindustan Times, IC, India.com, India Blooms, Inhabitat, Interfax, International News Lens, KSTP News, KTAR News, Lado B, Malay Mail, Manufacturing.net, MillenniumPost, MinnPost, Modern Ghana, MoneyLife, National Post, New Kerala.com, New Security Beat, New Vision, News 24 – Cape Town, Onda Local, Online Khabar, Outlook India, Pacific Standard, The Province, Publimetro, Pulitzer Center, Pulzo, The Quint, RPP Noticias, Radio Free Asia, SIFY, SciDev.net, Scroll, Seattle Times, La Semana, Sentinel Assam, Smithsonian Magazine, Speak up for Blue, Telesur TV, The Third Pole, Triple Pundit, Truthout, US News & World Report, El Universal, VOA-Indonesia, WORD 106.3, WPHT 1210, WTOP News, The Weekend Leader, The Wire, Yahoo News, and Zócalo Banner image: Scale-crested pygmy tyrant by Rhett...

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Mongabay in the news, July 2018
Aug21

Mongabay in the news, July 2018

Our reporting appears in many places beyond the bounds of Mongabay.com when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. Highlights from this past month included discussion in a Smithsonian article about indigenous people being noted as caretakers of an enormous portion of the world’s conserved lands, to multiple mentions of a Mongabay article about Colombia’s plans for deforestation-free chocolate production, which was picked up by outlets ranging widely from the Russian outlet Tass to The Guardian and green design/lifestyle site Inhabitat. Mongabay publishes on a Creative Commons basis and encourages media outlets to republish its features in their own publications. Learn how to do this here. Here’s a selection of outlets our reporting appeared in during July 2018: Al Jazeera, Accuweather.com, Asian Correspondent, Business Standard, The Conversation, Courrier International, The Dodo, Eco-Business, The Guardian, Huffington Post-France, Des Informemenos, Inhabitat, International News Lens, Khabar Online, Kerala News, La Mula, Newsheads, The Next Web, Nonprofit Quarterly, Pacific Standard, RPP Noticias, Scroll, La Semana, The Sentinel, Sify News, Smithsonian magazine, The Statesman, Tass. Banner photo: Anaconda photographed in Colombia by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Mongabay in the news, June 2018
Jul25

Mongabay in the news, June 2018

Mongabay’s original reporting appears in many places beyond the bounds of Mongabay.com when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. One highlight from this past month included a New York Times story picking up on a Mongabay feature about the rare moustached kingfisher (pictured) which was killed by a scientist for study, rather controversially: “‘Ghost bird’ photographed for first time ever, euthanized for science.” The Times piece, “The Ornithologist the Internet Called a Murderer,” talked about what happened to that scientist when the internet found out. Mongabay publishes on a Creative Commons basis and encourages media outlets to republish its features in their own publications. Learn how to do this here. Here’s a selection of outlets our reporting appeared in during June 2018: Asian Correspondent, Business-Human Rights Resource Centre, Cambodia Daily, CanIndia, Daily Mirror, Deccan Chronicle, The Diplomat, Eco-Business, Economic Times, EcoWatch, Epoch Times, Gulf News, IFL Science, Inhabitat, India Times, International News Lens, Metro, New York Times, Noticias Venezuela, Pacific Standard, RPP Noticias, The Revelator, Scroll, La Semana, Tarung News, and The Wire. Banner image: Moustached Kingfisher. Photo courtesy of University of Kansas/Rob...

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Exhibition in Munich presents Mongabay founder’s photos
Jul21

Exhibition in Munich presents Mongabay founder’s photos

A photo exhibition in Munich, Germany is showcasing nature and wildlife images taken by Mongabay’s founder Rhett A. Butler in the rainforests of southeast Asia. The Exhibition, titled “Der verschwundene Wald” (“The Vanished Forest”), was organized by Susanne Nusser of memonature.org and is being hosted by Stadtteilkulturzentrum Guardini90 (Guardinistr. 90, München). The exhibit — which features 17 images from Sumatra, Sulawesi, Borneo, and beyond — asks viewers to consider what is happening to the world’s tropical rainforests. “Tropical rainforests have been growing for millions of years, ranging from the Amazon to Papua New Guinea. It is no exaggeration to write that today they are all at risk, in different ways and for different reasons,” said Nusser. “But what they all have in common is they are disappearing without much public attention.” “We have to ask a simple question: where have all the trees gone?” Nusser said the exhibition kicked off with an awareness-raising activity among school children, with a group of ten-year-olds exploring what’s happening to timber from the forests of southeast Asia. They found that a lot of trees eventually become paper that makes its way into German books. “The tracks of the vanished forest lead to us,” she said. The exhibition is free and open to the public. It runs through July 26,...

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Mongabay in the news, May 2018
Jun14

Mongabay in the news, May 2018

Mongabay’s original reporting appears in many places beyond Mongabay.com when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. One highlight from this past month includes Agence France Presse picking up on our report about rapid deforestation in areas of Peruvian rainforest, which was itself picked up widely by dozens of outlets ranging from Yahoo News UK to The Hindu. Also in May, Mongabay editor Glenn Scherer was interviewed at length about the deteriorating situation in Venezuela for the syndicated radio show “Radio Ecoshock”, which is heard on 96 radio stations around the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia. Scherer’s reporters have filed a series of stories about threats to the country’s environment from the rampant unemployment and inflation, which is driving its citizens to raid zoos and nature reserves to kill animals for food, and farmers to invade a biological research station to cut the forest to plant crops, putting a species of critically endangered primate at further risk. Listen to him discuss the issues on the show here. Mongabay publishes on a Creative Commons basis and encourages media outlets to republish its features in their own publications. Learn how to do this here. Here’s a selection of where our reporting appeared in May 2018: Africa Business Report, BT.com, BaleBengong, Beritagar, Business Standard, CanIndia, Clean Technica, Climate Change News, DH News-Brussels, Daiji World, Daily Observer, Daum  News-South Korea, Day After News-India, The Dodo, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, Energy Post, El Espectador, Europe1, France 24, Free Malaysia Today, The Guardian, The Hindu, IC Magazine, The Independent, India-New England News, Des Informemenos, International News Lens, La Jornada, Latest News, MED India, MVS Noticias, Metro-Brussels, Mother Nature Network, La Mula, Natural News, New India Express, New Kerala News, New Security Beat, The News Minute, Northeast Today, Noticias de Hoy, Pacific Standard, Peru Reports, Publimetro, The Quint, RPP Noticias, Raw Story, The Revelator, SIFY News, La Semana, Sciences et Avenir, Scroll, South Africa Today, TVA Nouvelles, Telesur, El Tiempo, UOL Noticias, El Universial, The Week, & Yahoo News UK. Banner image: Rockweed, Maine coast, by Erik...

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Mongabay in the News, April 2018
May23

Mongabay in the News, April 2018

Our reporting appears in many places beyond Mongabay.com when other outlets republish, quote from, or re-report our findings. One highlight from this past month includes an interview of Mongabay reporters Alicia Prager and Flávia Milhorance on the radio show “The Takeaway”, which has millions of listeners in the U.S. The pair reported for a series on threats to Brazil’s massive Cerrado savannah ecosystem from agriculture, and the reports also detailed a land grab by Harvard University‘s investment arm there of a tract of land the size of Los Angeles. Listen to them discuss the issue on the show here. Here’s a selection of where our reporting appeared in April 2018: Alto Nivel, Asian Correspondent, El Deber, The Dodo, EFE, EJU TV, Earther, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, Environmental Health News, Epoch Times, Mining.com, Minnesota Post, El Nuevo Herald, Pacific Standard, RPP, Republika, Scroll, La Semana, Tarung News, WNYC’s “The Takeaway“, and Yale Environment 360. Mongabay publishes on a creative commons basis and encourages other outlets to republish its features in their own publications. Learn how to do this here. Banner image by Rhett A. Butler for...

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