Mongabay is seeking a research associate to help evaluate conservation effectiveness
Jun19

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 from the traditional academic work. This project contributes to a growing demand for evidence on the actual, on-the-ground impact of different conservation strategies, helping the public, conservation practitioners, donors, and decision makers make sense of a large but disparate body of literature. The evidence on each conservation strategy will be presented in an engaging, interactive, approachable, yet rigorous way, together with an investigative story about each strategy by a Mongabay staff writer. We are looking for one or two scientists (advanced graduate students, postdocs) who will carry out a literature review on a specific conservation strategy, collaborate with a journalist on creating a story, and help make interactive visualizations of the collected evidence. Funds for 1-3 months of research work will be available. Projects will have to be completed by mid-December 2017. Examples of the strategies that we are interested in include, but are not limited to regulations of trade with wildlife, environmental law enforcement, environmental advocacy, ecotourism, land purchase schemes, protected areas, including marine protected areas, and others. Learn more about this opportunity, the position requirements and how to apply.   We look forward to hearing from...

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New Reporting Opportunity – Conservation Effectiveness in Madagascar
Feb09

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 coincides with a sharp increase in tourism and overseas development aid for conservation in Madagascar, a top biodiversity hotspot that has been heavily impacted by habitat destruction and degradation in recent decades. We’re interested in learning how past conservation funds were used and how effective that spending was in Madagascar as well as the prospects for conservation in the country going forward. We expect to engage one or two journalists to do an extended series of stories for this project. Travel grants for reporting are available. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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Report on Indonesian coal for Mongabay
Jul11

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 mining and coal-fired power plants. Mongabay will also publish a small number of stories exploring similar themes in countries outside North America. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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New Reporting Opportunity – Global Forests
May20

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 following countries: Indonesia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, Liberia, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Myanmar, and Vietnam. These pieces will explore topics such as the rights and interests of forest-dependent populations, deforestation-free commodity supply chains and green growth, and issues surrounding transparency, governance and legality, and REDD+. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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New Reporting Opportunity – Almost Famous Asian Animals
May12

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 listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, or status unknown by the IUCN. These pieces will introduce these lesser known animals and explore what’s being done to save them, along with their chances of survival. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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New Reporting Opportunity – Great Apes & Industrial Agriculture
Jan07

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 interviews with primatologists, biologists, conservationists, NGOs, and officials on the frontlines of great ape protection. Articles will focus on the work of innovative researchers who are facilitating the successful integration of great apes into the changing agricultural landscapes of Asia and Africa. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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