- It’s been an eventful couple of months for the Amazon Rainforest and for the Mongabay newsroom.
- Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) recently shared data showing a 22% decline in deforestation for the year ending July 31, 2023.
- In other exciting news, Mongabay was awarded the prestigious 2023 Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication recently. Past winners have included Pulitzer-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and The Guardian.
- Mongabay has also just launched an entirely new bilingual bureau in Africa. Here to discuss all these developments on this episode of the Mongabay Newscast is CEO and editor-in-chief Rhett Butler.
According to data from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined by 22% for the year ending July 31, 2023. Mongabay’s CEO and editor-in-chief, Rhett Butler, breaks down what this data show and what Mongabay will be looking for in the coming months on this topic.
Butler also shares some exciting news, including the launch of a new bureau in Africa, and the 2023 Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication, given to Mongabay in honor of its “outstanding track record” in communicating issues related to nature and biodiversity.
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Banner Image: Reserva Narupa in Ecuador. Photo credit: Rhett A. Butler