As you may have noticed, we’ve redesigned Mongabay.com. The site has gone through many changes since its founding in 1999, and this one is perhaps the biggest one yet.
For this new design — which applies across our English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Chinese, and Japanese news sites — we went for a cleaner layout that puts more emphasis on imagery. We’ve also laid the groundwork for some new features we’ll be introducing in the coming months.
Meanwhile, you may notice a few bugs. We’re still correcting a few issues on legacy posts, and appreciate your patience.
Because Mongabay’s global readership is growing rapidly, the number and kinds of devices that readers use to access the site is also growing. The new site will be optimized to function across all of these platforms, and will also load more quickly.
You might also notice that we’ve returned to a variation of our gecko logo that was used at the site from 2004-2015. Internally we had a robust debate over whether to use the gecko or a photo of our mascot — the Scale-created Pygmy Tyrant — for the header. In the end, the gecko won out:
The new layout retains some of our most popular features, including location and topic sections where you can find the latest news about issues and regions you care about most, plus hundreds of RSS feeds.
Set up a free, weekly e-mail newsletter subscription for yourself or request automatic alerts when we publish news stories about topics you care about most here (another way to keep in touch is to follow Mongabay on the main social media channels of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, just search for @mongabay in each.)
We have also improved our special features layout. Here’s an example:
Mongabay is a community effort — being a nonprofit means that we rely on our readers for support, and we are indebted to everyone who makes our daily environmental news coverage possible.
We are particularly grateful to one key member of this community, our web developer, Martin, for helping make the new design a reality.
We hope you like what you see!
Please send any feedback about the new design via this form.