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Welcome to the new Mongabay

Rainforest in Sumatra. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Rainforest in Sumatra. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

  • Mongabay, a popular environmental science and conservation news web site, has been redesigned
  • The first phase of the new site launched today; more is coming soon.
  • Please pardon our bugs.

As you may have noticed, over the weekend changed. This is the first phase of a roll-out that will take place over the next few weeks.

The new Mongabay will continue to deliver the same original, high quality conservation news and environmental science content our readers have come to expect, but the redesigned web site should make for a dramatically improved user experience, including better mobile responsiveness, more intuitive navigation, larger images, better maps, and more opportunities to engage with other Mongabay readers and the site itself.

We’re going to be doing more reporting on ocean issues going forward, so here’s a great white shark in South Africa. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

In coming weeks, we’ll be launching additional sections and functionalities, including a redesigned images section with scaled-up photos, our conservation technology initiative, a news summarization feature, better social media integration, and behind-the-scenes content for members. We’ll also be building on the newly released maps and feed features.

Beyond these technical improvements, Mongabay is also growing on the content front. We’re building out our network of contributors, expanding our features reporting, and ramping up investigative reporting opportunities. We’ll also be announcing new partnerships and a couple more exciting projects in coming months.

Lantern bug in Riau, Sumatra. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

As is often the case with major projects, our progress may be interrupted by some hiccups, especially bugs (not the fun or interesting kind). Our list of issues to correct is already several thousand items long. While we assure you that we’re doing our best to address these in a timely manner,  feel free to ping us if you see something in dire need 0f fixing.

So with that, we encourage to explore the new Mongabay. Thanks for your interest!

Don’t worry, we’ll still be covering the forest and wildlife issues Mongabay is best known for. This is a scale-crested pygmy tyrant, Mongabay’s mascot, that was in the process of being tagged by researchers in southern Costa Rica. Photo by Rhett A. Butler