Mongabay founder to speak at the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge Oct 2
Sep30

Mongabay founder to speak at the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge Oct 2

Mongabay founder Rhett A. Butler will be speaking at the launch of the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge, global competition with $750,000 in prizes to create innovative solutions, at the Tech Interactive in San Jose, California on October 2, 2019. The public can register to attend the event here. Butler will be speaking about his inspiration for starting Mongabay 20 years...

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Mongabay in the news, August 2019
Sep30

Mongabay in the news, August 2019

Mongabay reports often appear beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our work. In the past month many outlets relied on our work especially in covering the Amazon fires, including the New York Times, Newsweek, and Quartz. Due to Mongabay’s long track record covering these Amazon forest trends, our CEO Rhett Butler was interviewed by numerous radio and TV programs, ranging from BBC Radio to CBC television, KPFK-Los Angeles, and France-24. Mongabay’s reports are regularly republished too, via our Creative Commons license, for instance, Grist republished our report showing the latest imagery of the fires in Brazil, and our article about land protests in Cambodia was picked up by the Asia Times. We encourage other media outlets to republish our features like this in their own publications, please review our republishing policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of instances where our reporting was republished, cited, or re-reported by peer media outlets during August 2019: Acento, Actual, Adaderana News, Asia Times, Atlas Obscura, BBC, BBC-Mundo, The Better India, Bogota Post, Business Insider, Bustle, CBC, CNBC-TV18, Cambodia Daily, Central News Agency, CityLab/The Atlantic, CleanTechnica, El Comercio, Common Dreams, DOGO News, Daily Caller, El Deber, El Desconcierto, ESI Africa, Earth.com, Earth Island Journal, Eco-Business, Ecowatch, Epoch Times, El Espectador, Espressen, Eurasia Review, First Post, Food Tank, Forbes, Free Speech TV, Gizmodo, Gizmodo-Australia, Gizmodo UK, Grist, The Hill, Huffington Post-India, IDN Times, IFL Science, INews.co.uk, Inhabitat, Inside Edition, The International News Lens, Jurnas, KBIA 91.3 FM, KPFK-LA, Lado B, El Liberator, Live Science, Mashable, Mother Nature Network, La Mula, La Nacion, National Observer, Nature, The New Leam, The New Republic, New Security Beat, The New York Times, News Global, Newshub, Newsweek, North Kentucky Tribune, El Nuevo Dia, O Eco, One World, Pacific Standard, El Pais, Political Insider, Popular Science, Pulitzer Center, Quartz, Quartz-India, The Quint, RPP Noticias, Rakyat Post, Riau One, Scroll, La Semana, Seminario Universidad, SinaNews.tw, Smithsonian, South Whidbey Record, TAZ, TRT World News, TVBS, Der Tagesspiegel, Timis, Treehugger, Union-Bulletin, El Universo, Vice, WP Tech, WSLS-TV, Washington Post, The Wire, Yahoo Finance News, Yahoo News, Yahoo News-ES, and Yale Environment...

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New Special Reporting Project: Sumatran Rhinos
Sep30

New Special Reporting Project: Sumatran Rhinos

At this critical juncture, Mongabay is launching a special reporting initiative aimed at raising awareness about the Sumatran rhino and chronicling successes and setbacks in local and international efforts to save the species from extinction. Sumatran rhinos are among the rarest and most endangered animals on earth. The species’ wild population numbers no more than 80, fragmented into small sub-populations in Sumatra and Borneo. Another nine live in captivity in Indonesia and Malaysia, where researchers hope they can contribute to the long-term survival of their species. For a full detail description and how to submit your pitch, please click...

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New Opportunity: Bookkeeper Mongabay, India
Sep27

New Opportunity: Bookkeeper Mongabay, India

Mongabay is excited to announce a full-time Bookkeeper who is based in India. The Bookkeeper, working with the Financial Controller, will help support the operation of Mongabay’s financial processes and is someone who can truly embrace new ideas and systematize processes in order to creatively manage the financial processes of a large, virtual, global organization. For a full detailed job description and how to apply, please click...

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Mongabay’s David Martin to judge the Jackson Wild film awards
Sep10

Mongabay’s David Martin to judge the Jackson Wild film awards

Mongabay is pleased to announce that its Director of Partnerships, David Martin, is a member of the final jury for the 2019 Jackson Wild Media Awards. This festival which bestows awards on the best nature and science-inspired filmmaking happens this year between September 21 and 27 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. David played a key role in the launch of Mongabay’s diverse video content which is posted to social media channels and aims to raise awareness about unfolding events around the planet, while inspiring audiences to love nature and get involved with conservation. He deeply believes that media plays a powerful role in shaping the world as we know it, and works to elevate solutions-oriented content that moves the needle in terms of creating a livable and equitable planet for all. Of today’s overall environmental media landscape, he said, “It’s really inspiring to see what’s being done to capture the minds and hearts of people and get them focused on wildlife and our planet. We are at a critical juncture.” As a judge, he must watch each of the finalist films in each category, an impressive list totaling some 45 hours of viewing. The finalists in 30 categories were whittled down from over 1,000 entries and range from   BBC’s “Blue Planet II: One Ocean” in the Animal Behavior-Long Form category to “Sea of Shadows” about the world’s most endangered porpoise, the vaquita, in the Best Conservation Film-Long Form category, to National Geographic’s “Last Wild Places: Gorongosa” film about Mozambique’s famous Gorongosa National Park in the Best People & Nature Film-Short Form category. “I’m doing my best to apply a ‘critical eye’ when I watch these films, but honestly at this end point in the process, every one of these films deserves high praise and accolades,” he said. “There’s an incredible amount of quality here.” Read more about Jackson Wild (which has a conservation focus of “Living Oceans” this year) and Media Awards here, and learn about David’s fellow members of the jury here. If you plan to attend this event, please seek David out and say hello.  ...

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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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