Articles by Rhett A. Butler

Rhett Butler is the founder and CEO of Mongabay.

Orangutan rescued amid sea of palm oil

A large male Sumatran orangutan is released, some 50 kilometers from where he was rescued in the Leuser Ecosystem. Photo: Paul Hilton for OIC. Conservationists rescued another orangutan stranded in…

Predicting deforestation before it happens

Global Forest Watch image showing deforestation alerts, oil palm plantations, and protected areas in Sumatra. Click to enlarge. The world's leading forest monitoring platform may soon help predict deforestation before…

‘Deforestation fronts’ revealed

Summary of main pressures on forests in different deforestation fronts. Graphics courtesy of WWF's LIVING FORESTS REPORT: SAVING FORESTS AT RISK. Click to enlarge. Environmental group WWF has released a…
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