Articles by Rhett Butler

Founder of Mongabay.

Rainforest in Sulawesi. Photo credit: Rhett A. Butler

2024 outlook for rainforests

Last week, Mongabay published a recap of the major trends in the world’s tropical rainforests for 2023. Here’s a glimpse into some of the key issues to monitor in 2024.…
Rainforest in Sulawesi. Photo credit: Rhett A. Butler
Planet satellite images of the confluence of the Rio Negro and Rio Jufari near the border of the states of Amazonas and Roraima in Brazil taken in October 2023, revealing sandbars and exposed riverbed during the severe drought that affected large parts of the Amazon rainforest. Photo courtesy of Planet Labs.

The year in rainforests: 2023

The following is Mongabay’s annual recap of major tropical rainforest storylines. This year, the list is more concise than in the past. Previous year-in-reviews: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 |…
Planet satellite images of the confluence of the Rio Negro and Rio Jufari near the border of the states of Amazonas and Roraima in Brazil taken in October 2023, revealing sandbars and exposed riverbed during the severe drought that affected large parts of the Amazon rainforest. Photo courtesy of Planet Labs.
Paiche in Bolivia. Courtesy of SERNAP.

Our most read stories of 2023

In 2023, Mongabay published about 5,000 stories and more than 1,600 videos across English, Spanish, Indonesian, Portuguese, Hindi, and French. The posts on our websites attracted an average of 7.01…
Paiche in Bolivia. Courtesy of SERNAP.
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