Rhett Butler



Rhett Butler is the founder and CEO of Mongabay. He also servers as managing editor.

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Queen of elephant ivory trafficking arrested in Tanzania

NASA photo shows New Guinea going up in flames

Greenpeace releases dramatic drone video of Indonesia’s fires

Giant carnivorous rat with long pubic hair discovered in Indonesia

Deforestation declines in the Amazon rainforest

California bans ivory

HORN looks at rhino poaching through a different lens

Brazil to cut emissions 300 million tons by 2030

Can technology help clean up the palm oil industry?

NASA photo reveals Asia’s choking haze

Norway pledges $47M/yr to help Congo countries save forests

Nature guide freed in Madagascar 5 months after arrest for exposing rosewood trade

A pre-game analysis of what to expect, and not expect, at COP 21

2015 Equator Prize winners span 19 countries

Conservation Drones Summit streaming live

Target, Costco, Grupo Bimbo adopt new palm oil policies

Norway pays Brazil $1B to fulfill pledge for curbing deforestation

Disappearing giraffes

5 African countries agree to combat illegal timber trade

U.N. data suggests slowdown in forest loss

How many trees are cut down every year?

California takes step toward banning elephant ivory, rhino horn trades

Global forest loss reached 46 million acres in 2014

Brazil’s deforestation alert system reports surge in Amazon forest clearing

Good news: Stunning ‘extinct’ toad rises again in Ecuador (photos)

Rhino killing on record pace in South Africa

Rainforests doomed unless world adopts ‘development without destruction’, warn scientists

Trapped between zoo and sanctuary: the dilemma of the institutionalized ape named Sandra (commentary)

Amazon paradox: drop in large-scale deforestation makes enforcement more difficult

MacArthur Foundation puts $50M toward boosting U.S. climate leadership

Controversy and awareness-raising (commentary)

APP to clear plantations to restore peatlands

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