Articles by Rhett Butler

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

Happy World Giraffe Day (Photos)

Giraffe. Photo by Rhett A. Butler Families across the United States are today celebrating Father's Day. But this Sunday is extra special because it is also World Giraffe Day. World…

Rainforest parks cut malaria transmission

Google Earth image showing the Surui tribe's territory (right) and unprotected areas (left) in the Brazilian state of Rondonia. Strictly protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon are associated with lower…

Elephants rejoice: China to end ivory trade

Elephant in South Africa. Photos by Rhett A. Butler. The Chinese government announced today that it will "eventually" shut down its legal domestic ivory market. The move, which surprised conservationists,…
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