Mongabay in the news, July 2019
Aug30

Mongabay in the news, July 2019

Our reporting appears often beyond the bounds of the main Mongabay website and its multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our articles. In the past month many outlets relied on our work including The Guardian which referenced our report about miners invading indigenous peoples’ lands as part of what now seems a prescient article about deforestation in the Amazon accelerating toward the tipping point that everyone’s been discussing in August 2019 following all the fires in Brazil. Quartz republished our India bureau‘s report about how that country’s quest for uranium deposits to meet its nuclear power goals has now reached a tiger reserve in Telangana. That news was then picked up by picked up by Yahoo and The Independent. Mongabay reports are regularly re-reported or republished like this under our Creative Commons license, and we encourage other media outlets to use our features in their own publications (review our republishing policy and guidelines here). Here’s a selection of outlets where our reporting was republished, cited, or re-reported during July 2019: Africa.com, Agence Ecofin, Asian Correspondent, CNBC,Christian Science Monitor, El Comercio, El Desconcierto, Down to Earth, Earth.com, Earther/Gizmodo, EcoBusiness, Ecowatch, El Espectador, Estadao, Eurasia Review, Fast Company, FirstPost, Forbes, Gizmodo, Gizmodo-Brazil, Globo, The Guardian, Huffington Post, IFL Science, The Independent, India Times, International News Lens, Kuensel Online, Lado B, Leader News, Mother Nature Network, Nepali Times, The New Arab, The News Minute, Newsweek, Newsweek-Mexico, Ojo Publico, La Opinion, Pachamama Radio 860 am, Pacific Standard, Pulitzer Center, Quartz, Quartz-India, La Republica, The Revelator, The Saturday Paper, Scroll, La Semana, Solomon Times, Der Spiegel, Tempo, Truthout, El Universal, Vanguardia, The Weather Channel, The Wire, Yahoo Finance, and Yale Environment 360. Banner image of a leafhopper in Suriname by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Mongabay in the news, June 2019
Jul26

Mongabay in the news, June 2019

Our reporting often appears beyond the bounds of the main Mongabay website, and its multiple language subdomains, when other outlets republish or otherwise use our articles. In the past month many outlets relied on our work including our report from Sri Lanka about elephant calves being killed by exploding traps meant for wild boars, which was written up in Newsweek and then that news was re-relayed in a story that Agence France Presse sent out on its newswire about elephant conservation issues to all its subscribing media outlets, from France 24 to South China Morning Post, Al Arabiya and even The Daily Mail. Mongabay reports are regularly re-reported or republished like this under our Creative Commons license, and we encourage other media outlets to use our features in their own publications (review our republishing policy and guidelines here). Here’s a selection of outlets where our reporting was republished, cited, or re-reported during June 2019: Al Arabiya, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Sentinel, Asia Times, Blesk, CNBC-TV, Cambodia Daily, Channel News Asia, El Colombiano, Daily Mail, Digital Journal, El Disconcierto, Earth.com, Earther, Eco-Business,Economic and Political Weekly, Ecowatch,Environmental Health News, Eurasia Review, FT.lk, FirstPost, France 24, GMA News, Gizmodo-Brasil,Gizmodo-UK, The Guardian, Hans News Service, Huffpost India, India Climate Dialogue, India Times, Indigenous News, Inhabitat, Journal de Cameroun, Kashmir Observer, Lanka Web, Leaders News, The Logical Indian, Manila Bulletin, MSN,The National, News.lk,News 24, The News Minute, Newstage,((o))eco,Odisha Bytes, PTV News, Pacific Standard, Papua New Guinea Today, Pulitzer Center, Pulse Ghana, Pulse Live Kenya, The Quint, RFI News, RTL News, Revelator News, Scroll, Siliconeer, South China Morning Post, Sunday Times/Sri Lanka, VOA News, The Wire,The World News, Yahoo News, Yahoo News Australia, and Yale Environment 360. Banner image: Kirk’s dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii) in Tanzania, image by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Mongabay in the news, May 2019
Jun24

Mongabay in the news, May 2019

Mongabay’s reporting often appears beyond the bounds of our main website and its multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our articles. In the past month many outlets used our work including Asia Times, which republished our feature on how shrimp farms threaten Myanmar’s remaining mangroves, and Pacific Standard, which posted a Mongabay feature about companies getting fined for Amazon deforestation. Some other top impressions for Mongabay in the media last month appeared in the journal Science and also on Hawaii Public Radio, which used our reporting in a piece about the death of a rare rhino, which Smithsonian also did. Elsewhere, our reporter Karla Mendes was the subject of a radio interview on WORT in Madison, WI about her reporting from Brazil about the struggle for indigenous land rights under the new president. Mongabay reports are regularly republished like this under our Creative Commons license, and we encourage other media outlets to use our features in their own publications (review our reuse policy and guidelines here). Here’s a selection of outlets where our reporting was republished, cited, or re-reported during May 2019: Animal Politico, Asia Times, Business Insider, CNBC, Cambodia Daily, El Comercio, Common Dreams, El Deber, Diario Metro, El Disconcierto, Earth.com, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, Ethiopia Observer, FirstPost, The Guardian, Hawaii Public Radio, HuffPost India, India Times, Inhabitat, Lado B, Live Science, The Logical Indian, La Mula, The News International, Pacific Standard, El Pais, The Print, Publimetro, Pulitzer Center, Quartz, The Quint, Reader’s Digest, La Red 21, La Republica, SSPX News, Science, Scroll, La Semana, Smithsonian, Undercurrent News, WORT-Madison, The Week, and The Wire. Banner image of an okapi by Rhett Butler for...

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Mongabay founder interviewed about his history with Madagascar
May25

Mongabay founder interviewed about his history with Madagascar

Mongabay founder Rhett A. Butler was recently interviewed by Rainbow Tours for its blog. In the interview, conducted by Rainbow Tours’ Madagascar & Alternative Africa product manager and author/conservation writer Derek Schuurman, Rhett talked about his inspiration for starting Mongabay, including the role his visits to Madagascar played in the site’s origin as well as WildMadagascar.org, Mongabay’s sister site. The strange and unique flora and fauna of Madagascar made it an obsession from the moment I learned about the island. My first visit to Madagascar as a teen was pretty disastrous, but nonetheless I saw so many interesting things that I had to return a few years later. Travel to Madagascar invariably includes highs and lows from amazing wildlife to destroyed landscapes, but I recommend it as a destination for anyone passionate about wildlife who has the ability to weather a bit of adventure. He also revealed that Mongabay is hiring its first journalist dedicated to covering conservation and issues related to it in Madagascar. Malavika Vyawahare — an award-winning environmental journalist who has reported for Hindustan Times, The New York Times, The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Scientific American — joined the team in April 2019. Check out the interview at An Interview with Mongabay CEO Rhett...

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Mongabay in the news, April 2019
May17

Mongabay in the news, April 2019

Some top impressions for Mongabay in the media last month were in the journal Science which reported on our feature about glow in the dark frogs and Foreign Policy whose article about the presidential election in Indonesia referenced our 2-year investigation of corrupt land deals that underpin the expansion of palm oil in the country. Elsewhere, Public Radio International picked up on Brazil correspondent Sue Branford’s reporting about the new Brazilian President’s plan to open indigenous reserves to mining without their consent in a conversation that aired on many US radio stations including WBFO in Buffalo, NY, and WESA in Pittsburgh, PA. Our reporting also appears beyond the bounds of our main website and its multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish our articles, such as the report about indigenous people responding to deforestation threats in Panama that later appeared at the Pulitzer Center’s website. Mongabay reports are regularly republished like this under our Creative Commons license, and we encourage other media outlets to use our features in their own publications (review our reuse policy and guidelines here). Here’s a selection of outlets that our reporting was republished, cited, or re-reported by during April 2019: Adaderana-Sri Lanka, Asia Times, Asia Sentinel, Asian Correspondent, Business Times, Ecowatch, Foreign Policy, Frontier Myanmar, Gizmodo, Inhabitat, The Island, National Geographic, Pacific Standard, Public Radio International, Pulitzer Center, Science, Smithsonian, WBFO-Buffalo, and WESA-Pittsburgh. Banner image: The critically endangered golden mantella is one of Madagascar’s most threatened amphibian species. Image by Rhett A....

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Mongabay in the News, March 2019
Apr26

Mongabay in the News, March 2019

The top impression for Mongabay in the media last month was Reuters reporting on our exposé about a Chinese bank-funded dam in endangered orangutan habitat allegedly relying on forged permits: their report was sent across the newswires and republished.  Chief Brazil correspondent Sue Branford was interviewed by the large National Public Radio (U.S.) environment show, Living on Earth, about the new Brazilian President’s plan to open indigenous reserves to mining without their consent, hear their conversation that aired across 250 radio stations here. Our reporting also appears beyond the bounds of our main website and its multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish our articles, such as the report about forests absorbing more CO2 as emissions rise that appeared in the Asia Times. Mongabay reports are regularly republished like this under our Creative Commons license, and we encourage other media outlets to use our features in their own publications (review our reuse policy and guidelines here). Here’s a selection of outlets our reporting was republished, cited, or re-reported by during March 2019: Animal Politico, Asia Times, Asian Correspondent, Breaking Belize News, CNBC-TV, Carbon Brief, Chiapas Paralelo, China Dialogue, El Colombiano, El Comercio, Common Dreams, The Dodo, Earth.com, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, FM-Bolivia, FirstPost, Forbes, The Guardian, The Hans-India, Huffpost India, India Blooms, India Times, Indigenous News, Lado B, Living on Earth, Logical Indian, Metro-Nicaragua, Millennium Post, NSS Oaxaca, National Geographic, National Geographic Australia, Pacific Standard, Pagina Siete, Periodico Central, Psychology Today, Publimetro, Reuters, Scroll, La Semana, Smithsonian, Southeast Asia Globe, Speak up for Blue Podcast, Televisa News, Truthout, and The Wire. Banner image of a hyrax in Namibia by Rhett A....

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