Five successes for Mongabay in 2020

Between the pandemic, widespread environmental policy setbacks, devastating fires and storms, civil strife, and rising authoritarianism, 2020 was a challenging year. Mongabay persevered through these difficult times, supporting its staff and contributor network, while continuing to produce impactful reporting. Five topline successes in 2020 Navigating the pandemic: In these times of hardship and great uncertainty,

Claire Wordley

Claire grew up in a concrete jungle, constantly daydreaming about visiting lush rainforests and vibrant corals. After four years studying Zoology, a year working in Australia from outback to reef, and a PhD studying bats in tropical South India, she realised that simply researching interesting animals in beautiful places wasn’t doing much to address the

Anna Nordseth

Anna is a tree enthusiast, lover of hot weather, and professional at excitedly pointing out cute dogs to friends who have already seen them. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Ecology at Duke University, studying the role of primates in tropical forest regrowth. Anna injects her personal passion into compelling stories, making science and conservation

Marlowe Starling

Marlowe is a reporter from Miami, Florida, and a junior at the University of Florida, where she is completing a degree in journalism with a specialization in wildlife ecology and conservation. She has covered environmental topics ranging from local climate change impacts to state regulatory changes for fish and wildlife industries. Through diligent fact-finding, she

June 5 live writers’ conversation with Mongabay editors on pitching story ideas

[Update 6/24/20: Post-event recording & notes are appended below] Freelance journalists all around the world are invited to join Mongabay editors in a conversation about the elements of pitches that get our attention. Mongabay editors acquire and publish hundreds of freelance stories a year about rainforests, indigenous peoples, conservation, wildlife, illegal trafficking, infrastructure, extractive industries,

Mongabay is seeking a research associate to help evaluate conservation effectiveness

Mongabay is working on a reporting project that combines science and journalism to evaluate the effectiveness of different conservation strategies. We are looking for scientists who have strong literature synthesis skills, are able to work independently in a rigorous and unbiased way with different types of scientific evidence, and are open-minded and willing to depart

Intern for Mongabay

Get published on a leading environmental news site, improve your writing ability, and become part of a community of passionate and talented journalists by interning at Mongabay! We are now launching our application for our Environmental Journalism Internship program for Summer of 2017. Applications are accepted until June 2, 2017 for our July – December 2017 term.

New Reporting Opportunity – Conservation Effectiveness in Madagascar

Mongabay is excited to announce a new special reporting project that aims to explore the effectiveness of conservation spending and interventions in Madagascar. The project, housed under our Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN) program, is open to journalists with strong analytical skills, story-telling abilities, and experience in doing deep investigative reporting on complex issues. This project

New Reporting Opportunities: Asia-Focus

Mongabay is excited to announce four new reporting opportunities within our Mongabay Reporting Network program. Articles produced under these four opportunities will be focused on Asia: Asian rhinos, Indonesian Coal, Mekong dams and Infrastructure expansion in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Asian Rhinos Asian rhinoceroses are amongst the world’s rarest and most threatened animals.

Coal barge on the Mahakam River, Samarinda, East Kalimantan. Photo by David Fogarty (August 2014).

Report on Indonesian coal for Mongabay

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Indonesian coal reporting project under our Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN) program. The project will fund stories on the impacts of coal mining, production, and use in Indonesia. Themes covered by the MRN includes trends in the coal industry, social and environmental impacts of the sector, and opposition to

New Reporting Opportunity – Global Forests

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Global Forests Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN), which aims to increase awareness surrounding the importance of our world’s forests, the many threats they are currently facing, and what is being done to protect and preserve them. Articles produced under this MRN will focus on forest issues relating to the

New Reporting Opportunity – Almost Famous Asian Animals

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Almost Famous Asian Animals Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN), which aims to publicize the plight of little known, threatened tropical, subtropical, and temperate zone Asian animals, along with the wildlife scientists working to protect them. Articles produced under this MRN will focus on terrestrial, avian or freshwater animals that are

Mongabay is hiring for 3 positions in Latin America

Founded in 1999, is one of the top sources of environmental news, analysis, information, and inspiration on the Internet. The site as of February 2016 draws more than two million visitors per month, making it among the most visited eco-focused destinations on the Internet. On May 21, 2012 We officially launched, an Indonesian-language

New Reporting Opportunity – Great Apes & Industrial Agriculture

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Great Apes and Industrial Agriculture Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN), which will produce articles guided by the new Arcus Foundation’s new book State of the Apes 2015: Industrial Agriculture and Ape Conservation. The pieces produced under this MRN will use the research and case studies it highlights and include

FOREIGN POLICY: If a Tree Falls…

… in a national park? Activists, journalists, and even Michael Bloomberg have been agitating for Peru to finally make Sierra del Divisor a national park. But would it really save this endangered chunk of the Amazon? Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Saul Elbein reports for Foreign Policy magazine.