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Our most popular conservation news stories from June 2020

Devil's Peak in the California Sierra Nevada.

Devil's Peak in the California Sierra Nevada.

  • Mongabay navigated the tumultuous second quarter of 2020 by continuing to produce high quality content from Nature’s frontline.
  • June was another strong month for traffic, topping 11 million pageviews, up 53% over a year ago.
  • Below are the most read stories on news.mongabay.com from June 2020 and for the year to date.

Mongabay navigated the tumultuous second quarter of 2020 by continuing to produce high quality content from Nature’s frontline; expanding our reader base, and providing opportunities for journalists around the world to report on critical issues that underpin many of the challenges we currently face. June was another strong month for traffic, topping 11 million pageviews, up 53% over a year ago.

Below are the most read stories on news.mongabay.com from June 2020.

Amazon indigenous leader: Our survival is at stake. You can help (commentary)

(5/12/20) Written by Beto Marubo – 202,365 pageviews

‘Don’t let your cat outside’: Q&A with author Peter Christie

(5/26/20) Written by John C. Cannon – 202,283 pageviews

From crisis to solutions for communities and African conservation (commentary)

(5/20/20) Written by Dickson Kaelo; Daniel Sopia; Damian Bell; Richard Diggle,Fred Nelson – 120,636 pageviews

Campaigners in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region oppose $21m conservation project

(5/27/20) Written by Daniel Quinlan – 120,560 pageviews

Sensor node and a serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus). Photo by Carola Radke.

Does Lucius Fox know? Tiny tech tracks bats (and more)

(6/3/20) Written by Liz Kimbrough – 113,861 pageviews

The unknown Cerrado and its colossal biological relevance (commentary)

(5/23/20) Written by Michael Becker – 111,908 pageviews

Think you’ve seen a mermaid? This Sri Lankan scientist sets the record straight

(6/4/20) Written by Malaka Rodrigo – 110,794 pageviews

White shark, Gansbaai. Image by Olga Ernst via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Where are South Africa’s great white sharks?

(6/10/20) Written by Heather Richardson – 86,103 pageviews

They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. Now climate change is killing these iconic baobabs

(5/30/20) Written by Nathalie Bertrams,Tristen Taylor – 67,122 pageviews

Community forest enterprises provide win for forests and people: Study

(5/21/20) Written by Thelma Gómez Durán – 63,746 pageviews

As their land claim stalls, Brazil’s Munduruku face pressure from soybean farms

(5/21/20) Written by Caio de Freitas Paes – 62,336 pageviews

Land scarcity and disease threaten a multifaceted indigenous crop in Ethiopia

(5/19/20) Written by Maheder Haileselassie Tadese – 61,972 pageviews

Bornean farmers and fishers brace as a new port opens in their midst

(6/2/20) Written by Aseanty Pahlevi – 58,913 pageviews

Western lowland gorilla. Image courtesy of Congo Conservation Company.

Loss, resilience and community amid an outbreak: Q&A with gorilla researcher Magdalena Bermejo

(6/4/20) Written by Heather Richardson – 55,095 pageviews

‘New’ footage released of the last Tasmanian tiger

(5/26/20) Written by Elizabeth Claire Alberts – 50,778 pageviews

Triple crisis of pipelines, pesticides and pandemic is an existential threat to Ecuador’s indigenous peoples (commentary)

(6/5/20) Written by Mitch Anderson – 48,740 pageviews

Audio: Listening to elephants to protect Central Africa’s tropical forests

(5/27/20) Written by Mike Gaworecki – 47,168 pageviews

What is a sambar deer? Candid Animal Cam meets the vulnerable deer

(6/2/20) Written by Mongabay.com – 46,816 pageviews

  1. Sinking feeling for Indonesian fishers as COVID-19 hits seafood sales 943,246 pageviews
  2. Women from the Xingu Territory unite against threats from Bolsonaro administration 808,341 pageviews
  3. Using satellites to alert an Amazonian indigenous community of coca encroachment (insider) 461,160 pageviews
  4. Indonesian activists denounce a road being built illegally in leopard habitat 440,748 pageviews
  5. Conservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade ban 439,435 pageviews
  6. Photos: Up close with the saltwater crocs of Sri Lanka’s Nilwala River 324,135 pageviews
  7. From vegetable plots in a Sri Lankan swamp, a forgotten eel emerges 287,580 pageviews
  8. Why did Ecuador’s tallest waterfall suddenly disappear? 279,149 pageviews
  9. Photos: Top 15 new species of 2019 267,431 pageviews
  10. Making a thriller out of Belo Monte hydro dam: Q&A with Sabrina McCormick 255,220 pageviews
  11. Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worried 253,598 pageviews
  12. In famed Chico Mendes reserve, Brazil nut harvesters fight to save the forest 249,869 pageviews
  13. Video: scientists capture giant spider eating an opossum 243,657 pageviews
  14. Eu / Chinese soy consumption linked to species impacts in Brazilian Cerrado: study 238,114 pageviews
  15. Amazon indigenous leader: Our survival is at stake. You can help (commentary) 234,917 pageviews