March is leopard coral grouper season in South Sulawesi’s Spermonde islands. The live fish sell for $30 per kilogram. Dead fish fetch less than a third of that price. Read more here…
A global deforestation tracking tool developed by Mongabay and NASA has been honored as a Finalist for the 2013 Katerva Award. “It is a surprise and an incredible honor to be selected as a finalist for the Katerva Award,” said Mongabay.org founder Rhett A. Butler. “We’d like to thank Dr. Christopher Potter and his colleagues
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
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
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
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
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,
Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow has an article + video coming out in the online publication TakePart. The piece will come out in late April or early May of 2015.