Articles by Rhett Butler

Founder of Mongabay.

Our most popular stories of 2018

2018 was a record-setting traffic year for Mongabay, topping 100 million views in direct readership and video watches for the first time. Both our Spanish-language bureau and our core English-language…

Rainforests: storylines to watch in 2019

2018 wasn't a great year for tropical rainforests, with major conservation setbacks in Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, and the United States coming on top of back-to-back years of…

Deforestation in Brazil’s cerrado falls

Deforestation in Brazil’s cerrado, a wooded savanna that covers nearly a quarter of the country, fell 11 precent relative to a year ago, reported the Ministry of Environment last week.…
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