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India recently witnessed intense discussions over coal shortage in the country but many experts caution it could trigger overhaul of laws, @MongabayIndia reports.…
Recent satellite data has shown a marked increase in the loss of tree cover in Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province.…
Plantation giant Socfin accused of dodging taxes in Africa
New data from @globalforests in PNG shows a spike in tree cover loss in Papua New Guinea's East New Britain province, here @mongabay:
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Our @karlamendes spoke with BBC's @SashaTwining @BBCBusiness today about the missteps of Brazil's president and the mood in the country about that, listen here from minute 2:…
I've long admired @mongabay for its journalism and original story-telling from underserved regions and communities. I'm thrilled to be a part of this dynamic and global, science and environmental news team.🧬�…xT
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Deforestation notches up along logging roads on PNG’s New Britain Island
“We thought we were going to have to do a lot of intensive work for decades, but they bounced back so nicely on the island.” Wildlife releases have a mixed record, and climate change complicates things, @ngreports writes:…
“There’s a surprisingly simple underlying cause.”
“There’s a lot of wildlife photography [&] photography of companion animals, but [not of] these hidden animals.” New interview w/ @WeAnimals about a photo-documentary project & book revealing the lives (and deaths) of animals in a human-dominated world:…
Our @lizkimbrough_ interviewed E. O. Wilson & friends ahead of the @EOWilsonFndtn Half-Earth Day virtual event w/ David Attenborough et al this Friday:…
#gold exploration taking place within the boundaries of Haut Niger National Park in #Guinea - Outstanding reporting from Ashoka Mukpo for @mongabay on a potential impending threat to a #chimpanzee population there… @unkyoka
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The greatest #pandemic risk often lies with disturbed landscapes, WCS's @ChrisWalzer10 tells @mongabay. When humans, livestock, and dogs move into previously wild places, this unnatural interface allows people and animals to swap new infectious pathogens.
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Natural regeneration — allowing forests to reestablish themselves — is increasingly being recognized as a more cost-effective strategy for meeting ambitious forest restoration targets.…
Few people are aware of the devastating impacts of zoonotic diseases that pass to wildlife from from humans and livestock, endangering . My latest. #zoonotic #COVID19 #Tigers @SaveOurTigers @UNEP @TigerTimeNow @EyeOfJackieChan @TheWCS…
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[New interview] A program officer for @PackardFdn’s Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation strategy discusses her work that focuses on supporting organizations that work at the intersection of local communities, rights, health & environment:
Color by number to reveal who is hiding in the picture! Go to Mongabay Kids to download the printable activity for some fun in the classroom or at home.
Half-Earth, conservation, and hope: An interview with E.O. Wilson, Paula Ehrlich and Sir Tim Smit
The US has proposed removing 23 species from its endangered list ‘due to extinction’ including Bachman’s warbler & ivory-billed woodpecker: since such losses are permanent, we must support global #biodiversity agreements, an op-ed by @chrisirmscher argues:…
‘The images are confronting’: Q&A with animal photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur
Mongabay is excited to announce three new opportunities to join our team!
Altering Earth’s natural systems not only spreads disease to humans: ecosystem disruption increasingly puts wild animals at risk of devastating pandemics and threatens endangered species’ survival, @sguynup reports:…
Sea Turtle nesting increased in 2020, according to many turtle conservation organizations across the globe.…
Supporting more holistic approaches to conservation: Q&A with Kai Carter
With Bachman’s warbler and others added to the ‘extinct’ list, we must support biodiversity agreements (commentary)
Who knew skunks could be so acrobatic? @mongabay Reports: New species of North America's rare spotted skunks discovered. Check it out on the podcast!…
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@mongabay is hosting a webinar tomorrow, October 21 at 6pm EST, to discuss ways to cover #agroecology to produce compelling stories and powerful #communication products. To learn more and to register:…
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Two new studies on #bioenergy are out in advance of #COP26:… Many countries are pursuing bioenergy as a means to reduce emissions and fulfill the goals of the Paris Agreement. 1/8
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The India Meteorological Department’s announcement of a ‘normal’ 2021 southwest monsoon does not reveal the complex regional and temporal variations that the granular rainfall data reveals, @MongabayIndia reports.…
Conservation groups are calling on the Asian Development Bank to tighten its scrutiny of a road project it plans to fund in Indonesian Borneo that may pose risks to Indigenous communities and the environment.…
Green groups call for scrapping of $300m loan offer for Borneo road project
Miners are quite likely to die of traffic-related injuries, a study of Tanzania’s two biggest gold mines found:…
Indigenous Penan tribespeople have set up road blocks to stop a timber company from logging on land in Malaysian Borneo that they consider part of their ancestral heritage.…
There's gold in them hills, only one problem: "A Mongabay investigation has found that the company’s exploration is taking place inside the boundaries of Haut Niger National Park, in violation of the law establishing the park."… @mongabay @unkyoka #Guinea
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Conservationists have looked to #drones as a potentially powerful tool in anti-poaching efforts, and the technology continues to evolve, @caitlooby reports:
As of Aug. 15, 29 major fires have been set this year in the southwestern Brazilian state of Acre, burning more than 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres), compared to just one major fire reported by the same date last year, which burned 20 hectares (50 acres).
My latest for @mongabay raises issues that should be addressed at @COP26, NGOs stress. The biomass industry, which has its biggest presence in the UK, is pushing back.…
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A plan to create a new campus & student accommodations in Rio de Janeiro is being challenged by residents because it'd require the removal of trees in a patch of the already severely diminished Atlantic Forest, @BrSarahTr reports:
“After 4 days of tracking the elusive Bengal tiger, we were finally able to predict where this individual might cross a creek.” The 7th annual @MangroveProject Photography Awards attracted a record number of entries, here are some of the winners:
An Australian gold mining company is prospecting illegally in a Guinean national park full of chimpanzees. My investigation for @mongabay…
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Meet Mongabay's newest member of its board of directors: Debby Ng (@torvaanser) is a wildlife disease ecologist, a Singaporean, and a National Geographic Explorer, learn all about her here:…
New research on the biomass industry finds that U.S. wood pellet production, transatlantic shipping, and U.K. and E.U. pellet burning, plus a loss of stored forest carbon, combine in substantial unreported carbon emissions, @jcatanoso reports:
Noise pollution is known to impact a wide range of marine species but its long-term effects are still little-understood. The SOUNDSCAPE project is trying to better understand the problem at the regional level and identify solutions.…
Australian gold miner Predictive Discovery announced a $6 billion “bonanza” deposit in eastern Guinea in July. Our @unkyoka investigated the find & revealed it's inside a national park: this news has tanked the company's stock price. Read about it here:
SPA Committee Director Mercedes Bustamante has released a new op-ed in @mongabay on why there should be a code red for the Amazon and how it is time for a new vision for the region. Read more here:… #COP26 #science
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Human disturbance has led to ecological crisis of a global scale, one of the paramount impacts being loss of biodiversity and alteration of community structure of many species, @MongabayIndia reports.
When To Let Forests Restore Themselves: Tree-planting schemes are common these days, but natural regeneration is increasingly being recognized as a more cost-effective strategy for meeting ambitious forest restoration targets. Via @mongabay
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In Guinea, an illegal $6b gold ‘bonanza’ threatens endangered chimpanzees
Indonesia’s Bogor Botanical Gardens is one of the nation’s most important scientific institutions. To attract a wider range of visitors, decorative lighting installations and projections on trees have been installed as part of a new after-dark attraction.…
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