Three SRI Winners Selected to Report on Drivers of Deforestation, Community Forestry, and Sustainable Seafood in China

Mongabay.org has selected winners of three environmental reporting prizes under its Special Reporting Initiatives (SRI) program. The three prizes, which were launched in January, explore the impacts of rising human consumption on forest and marine ecosystems. The winners, selected from more than 150 applicants by a panel of issue-area experts, include Robert S. Eshelman, Ruxandra

Two Journalists Awarded Prizes for Reporting on Pacific Fisheries

Recently, Mongabay.org has announced the winners of two environmental reporting prizes under its Special Reporting Initiative (SRI) program.The prizes sought proposals to investigate questions around marine fisheries management in the Pacific. The first aims to explore the state of marine fisheries in Indonesia. The second, structured as a special reporting assignment, looks at locally managed

Mongabay.org’s 2013 Achievements

In 2013, Mongabay.org: formalized an internship program that published over 350 environmental science and conservation news articles on Mongabay-News, which as a whole published more than 1,300 articles; created 10 standards-based environmental education books for kindergarden and first-grade students; published over 1,000 articles in Indonesian on Mongabay-Indonesia and reached more than 3,000 Indonesians in person

Three New SRI Announced

Mongabay.org announces three new $20,000 environmental reporting prizes under its Special Reporting Initiatives program. Three new environmental journalism prizes will enable journalists to do in-depth reporting on three important environmental topics: the role of community forest management in addressing climate change, cleaning up commodity supply chains, and the market for more sustainable seafood in China.The

SRI: Cleaning up Commodity Supply Chains

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2014 The production of agricultural commodities (especially timber, pulp and paper, palm oil, beef, and soy) is a leading driver of deforestation and forest degradation. This SRI challenges you to bring new evidence and analysis into the discussion of the problems with commodity supply chains and how they can be restructured

SRI: Community Forestry As a Climate Change Solution

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2014 Growing evidence suggests that community control of forests provides conservation, development, and climate change mitigation benefits. But while the global area of forest owned by indigenous peoples and local communities has increased over the past decade, many forest dependent communities continue to face insecure tenure, overlapping or conflicting ownership claims,