Philanthropist Wendy Schmidt: ‘Solutions are always local’ by Rhett A. Butler [10/29/2020]
– Coming from respective backgrounds of design and technology, Wendy Schmidt and her husband, Eric, are the driving force behind some of the charitable organizations and investment vehicles working to address the challenges of climate change, clean energy, ocean health, and more.
– Wendy Schmidt says they bring a systems-thinking approach to these challenges, to allow stakeholders to see connections that may not be obvious on the surface and work toward more resilient solutions.
– “Humans need to develop new systems that work in harmony with the natural world, that are resilient in the face of a changing planet,” she says.
– In this interview with Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler, Schmidt advocates for the role of technology, but also explains why the idea that technology can be “scaled” to meet any challenge is problematic.
Breaking: Deaths of 2 more Indonesian crew uncovered on board Chinese tuna fleet by Basten Gokkon, Philip Jacobson [10/29/2020]
– Official documents show the deaths of two Indonesian crew members of a Chinese fishing fleet went unreported amid an outcry over the deaths of four other men and allegations of forced labor and illegal fishing.
– Saleh Anakota, 22, died on Aug. 10, three months after the deaths of four of his compatriots aboard the same boat, the Long Xing 629, drew international condemnation; Rudi Ardianto, 30, died on Aug. 8 aboard another boat, the Tian Xiang 16, in the same fleet.
– Both deaths, attributed to an unknown “sickness,” are mentioned in Indonesian Foreign Ministry documents seen by Mongabay.
– The documents also show Indonesia and China are working to bring home 155 Indonesian crew members from the Long Xing 629 and 11 other vessels owned by Dalian Ocean Fishing (DOF), a major Chinese tuna-fishing company that supplies Japanese and Chinese markets.
2020 fires endangering uncontacted Amazon Indigenous groups by Liz Kimbrough [10/28/2020]
– Amazon fires this year are seriously threatening Indigenous territories in which isolated uncontacted Indigenous groups make their homes. Brazil has an estimated 100+ isolated Indigenous groups living within its borders, more than any other Amazonian nation.
– Particularly threatened by fires in 2020 are the isolated Ãwa people who live on Bananal Island in Tocantins state; the uncontacted Awá inhabiting the Arariboia Indigenous Reserve in Maranhão state; and uncontacted groups in the Uru Eu Wau Wau Indigenous territory in Rondônia and Ituna Itatá Indigenous territory in Pará, the Brazilian state with the highest deforestation and land conflicts rates.
– All of these Indigenous territories are under intense pressure from land grabbers, illegal loggers and ranchers, with many of this year’s fires thought to have been set intentionally as a means of converting protected rainforest to pasture and cropland.
– Meanwhile, the Jair Bolsonaro government has hobbled IBAMA, Brazil’s environmental agency, defunding it and preventing it from fighting fires, causing one critic to accuse the administration of having “waged war against Indigenous peoples” and of “an ongoing genocide.”
American Forests CEO Jad Daley: ‘We are one nation under trees’ by Rhett A. Butler [10/28/2020]
– For nearly 150 years, the group American Forests has been at the forefront of efforts to protect woodlands across the U.S., institute sustainable forestry management, and, more recently, mitigate against increasingly severe wildfires.
– Its president and CEO, Jad Daley, says forests remain a viable solution to contemporary problems ranging from the pandemic-induced economic crisis to social injustice to climate change.
– Investing in forest restoration and urban forestry generates jobs, Daley says, while also contributing to carbon sequestration and providing sustainable timber.
– In this interview with Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler, Daley says he wants the forest movement to be “a place that feels relevant and welcoming for everyone.”
‘Potentially lethal’ police assault on Indigenous Papuan man was caught on camera by The Gecko Project and Mongabay [10/27/2020]
– Marius Betera was allegedly assaulted by a police officer in May in Papua, Indonesia. Though he died some two hours later, authorities moved quickly to attribute his death to a heart attack.
– Mongabay and The Gecko Project have learned that the alleged assault was caught on CCTV camera belonging to a palm oil company, the Korindo Group. The video has yet to be released to the public.
– Indonesian police and the National Commission on Human Rights have cited a post-mortem report to dismiss the possibility that Marius’ death was linked to the assault, but a forensic pathologist points to a “realistic possibility” of a connection.
Amazon botanist Sir Ghillean Prance: ‘The environmental crisis is a moral one’ by Rhett A. Butler [10/27/2020]
– Sir Ghillean Prance first visited the Amazon in 1963 as a budding botanist, going on to describe more than 200 plant species and becoming a leading expert on the rainforest’s flora.
– But his studies coincided with a period of massive deforestation, prompting him to turn his focus toward generating data that would help inform more sustainable practices.
– Devoutly religious, Prance says Christians have a duty of care for “the creation on which our future depends.”
– In this interview with Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler, Prance calls the ongoing environmental crisis “a moral, religious and ethical one.”
Despite COVID, political divides, conservation can advance: Hansjörg Wyss by Rhett A. Butler [10/26/2020]
– 2020 was supposed to be the year that the world assessed progress on a decade’s worth of effort to stave off the sixth mass extinction and set ambitious new targets for conservation. But the COVID-19 pandemic intervened, leading to postponement of key high-level meetings.
– Nonetheless, conservationists have continued to press forward with initiatives aiming to preserve habitat for wildlife, including the “30×30” target, which aims to conserve 30% of the planet’s land and oceans by 2030.
– One of the biggest champions for the 30×30 goal is the Wyss Campaign for Nature, which launched two years ago thanks to a billion dollar commitment from Hansjörg Wyss, a medical device entrepreneur and philanthropist. Since its inception, the Wyss Campaign for Nature has put more that $350 million into projects that have protected nearly 18 million acres of land and over 160,000 square kilometers of the ocean.
– Wyss talked about the campaign, the impact of COVID on biodiversity conservation goals, and broad public support for wild places and wildlife during an October 2020 interview with Mongabay founder Rhett A. Butler.
Camila Chindoy, the Indigenous daughter poised to lead her Amazon community by Nicolas Bustamante Hernandez [10/22/2020]
– Her mother previously served as governor of the reserve; if Chindoy is elected, community leaders and supporters say, it will be thanks to her selfless commitment to bettering the lives of the residents while being a responsible steward of the environment.
– Chindoy currently leads the reserve’s team in charge of implementing a territorial environmental management plan, a road map for the sustainable use of resources in the reserve.
– If elected, the 25-year-old would be one of the youngest matriarchs of her reserve.
With a drastic decline in tropical fruit, Gabon’s rainforest mega-gardeners go hungry by Ingrid Gercama, Nathalie Bertrams [29 Oct 2020]
– Climate change appears to be disrupting the yield of fruit trees, a critical food source for many large mammals in Central Africa.
– A new study warns that endangered forest elephants and other keystone species in Lopé National Park in central Gabon — such as western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, and mandrills — could be facing famine.
– “The changes are drastic,” says Emma Bush, co-lead author of the study. “The massive collapse in fruiting may be due to missing the environmental cue to bear fruit.”
– Some tropical trees depend on a drop in temperature to trigger flowering, but since the 1980s, the region recorded less rainfall and a temperature increase of 1°C.
Podcast: New Latin American treaty could help protect women conservation leaders — and all environment defenders by Mike Gaworecki [28 Oct 2020]
– On this episode of the Mongabay Newscast, we once again highlight the work of women leaders in Amazon conservation, and look at an international agreement that could help protect environmental defenders in Latin America — one of the most dangerous places in the world to be an environmental activist, especially as a woman.
– We speak with Osprey Orielle Lake, founder and executive director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, or WECAN International, who tells us about some of the most inspiring women she’s worked with who are fighting to protect their communities and their forests in the Amazon, and discusses the groundbreaking Escazu Agreement, which would help protect defenders of the environment across Latin America.
– We also speak with Nicolas Bustamante Hernandez, a contributor to Mongabay who recently profiled an ornithologist and activist in Colombia named Yehimi Fajardo. Bustamente Hernandez tells us how, via the Alas Association she helped establish, Fajardo’s work has led hundreds of Indigenous children in Colombia’s Putumayo department to become avid birders, able to recognize the songs of birds in the region and to more fully appreciate the important role birds play in the local ecosystem.
Indonesia balances war on illegal fishing with international obligations (commentary) by Aristyo Rizka Darmawan [28 Oct 2020]
– International law requires coastal states like Indonesia to promptly release foreign fishing vessels and crews caught for alleged illegal fishing if they post a reasonable bond or security.
– But Indonesia lacks the legal framework to fully comply, and in fact maintains a law allowing it to sink suspected poaching vessels before a binding court ruling is issued.
– With a change of fisheries minister last year and an overhaul of existing policies, the government is seeking to achieve compliance while still taking a strong stance against illegal fishing in its waters.
– This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay.
Efforts to tackle shark fin trade need to focus closer to shore, study says by Elizabeth Claire Alberts [28 Oct 2020]
– A new study has found that shark fins being sold in Hong Kong, Vancouver, San Francisco and northern Brazil originated mostly from shark species in coastal waters, rather than the open ocean.
– The research team analyzed 500 shark fin samples using DNA barcoding techniques, and generated species distribution models to illustrate the areas in which these sharks were likely fished.
– While these findings can help focus conservation efforts in coastal regions, they can also introduce new challenges with fishing vessel monitoring efforts, the team says.
South African activist killed as contentious coal mine seeks to expand by Fred Kockott, Matthew Hattingh [28 Oct 2020]
– Unknown gunmen have shot and killed a prominent critic of a coal mine and its proposed expansion in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.
– No arrests have been made or suspects identified in the killing of Fikile Ntshangase, 65, at her home near the Tendele coal mine, which borders the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi game park.
– Ntshangase was part of a group taking legal action to prevent the mine’s expansion on the grounds that its existing operations fail to comply with environmental and other laws.
– The mine operator has linked the killing and other recent incidents of violence and intimidation to concerns in the community about job losses, suggesting that the violence will decrease if the proposed expansion is approved.
Antarctic Ice Sheet is primed to pass irreversible climate thresholds: Researchers by Gloria Dickie [28 Oct 2020]
– New research finds that the world’s oceans could rise by roughly 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) due to the partial reduction of the Antarctic Ice Sheet over a period extending beyond 2100.
– Importantly, the new study finds that it will be difficult to reverse Antarctica’s ice loss after the world reaches 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming above pre-industrial levels — likely to occur in this century.
– The study suggests that in addition to the long-term partial collapse of the ice sheet at 2 degrees C of warming, an increase of 6-9 degrees C would trigger the loss of more than 70% of the ice sheet’s present-day volume. At more than 10 degrees C of warming, Antarctica would be committed to becoming “virtually ice-free.”
– However, predicting precisely when and how the Antarctic Ice Sheet will respond to temperature changes this century — and how much of it may melt over the next 80 years — has proven difficult and is the subject of continuing research.
A mountain of a reef, taller than the Eiffel Tower, found on Great Barrier Reef by Elizabeth Claire Alberts [27 Oct 2020]
– Researchers have recently found a large, detached coral reef, measuring more than 500 meters (1,640 feet) in height, in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia.
– This is the eighth known detached coral reef in the area, and the first to be discovered in the past 120 years.
– While little is known about these reefs, scientists have observed that they host an array of marine life.
– This particular reef doesn’t appear to have been affected by the recent bleaching events at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, according to the lead researcher.
‘Godfather of Peruvian falcons’ uncovers peregrine’s epic journey from the Arctic by Liz Kimbrough [27 Oct 2020]
– A recently published study in the Journal of Raptor Research links the breeding sites of North American peregrine falcons in Canada and the U.S. to their wintering sites in Peru.
– The farthest-flying peregrine recorded in the study migrated from Alaska to Peru — 10,671 kilometers (6,630 miles).
– Nearly three-fourths of the wintering peregrines captured in coastal Peru were male, supporting the idea that these species practice differential migration, with the larger females wintering closer to their breeding grounds.
– The study was co-authored by the late Oscar Beingolea (1959-2019), a lifelong citizen scientist and renowned Peruvian falconer, known by some as the “the godfather of falcons in Peru.”
David Attenborough’s ‘witness statement’ for the planet (commentary) by Matt Hayward [27 Oct 2020]
– By the time Sir David Attenborough had reached his 50s, the human population had doubled in size from when he was born, multiplying our species’ impacts on the planet.
– Famed for documentary films that reveal the natural world in startling detail and beauty, he’s also received criticism for these depictions, which some see as hiding the true level of the global environment’s startling decay.
– In a new documentary, A Life on our Planet, Attenborough expresses the dire status of the planet and points to solutions.
– This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay.
Indonesia’s ‘militarized agriculture’ raises social, environmental red flags by Hans Nicholas Jong [27 Oct 2020]
– The Indonesian government’s plan to push through an ambitious program of establishing massive crop plantations across the country has raised concerns about community disenfranchisement and the loss of rainforests.
– The government has put the defense minister in charge of part of the program and enlisted the military to assist, raising the prospect of a crackdown on civilian opposition to the program.
– Observers and activists have criticized what they call the militarization of agriculture, as well as the expedited process of environmental assessments, which bypasses the need for public consultation.
– The way the program is structured also appears to benefit agribusiness players over small farmers, despite Indonesia’s stated commitment to empowering family farmers.
Court allows referendum on mining in the Ecuadoran Andes to go forward by Mayuri Castro [27 Oct 2020]
– Leaders in the Andean city of Cuenca are trying to get a referendum, also known as a popular consultation, to prohibit mining around the city on the ballot in the upcoming national elections scheduled for February 2021.
– The five-question consultation seeks to prohibit mining to protect the ecosystem around the Tomebamba, Yanuncay, Machángara, Tarqui and Norcay rivers.
– Experts say that mining could destroy these critical sources of water.
How do red-fronted lemurs behave? Candid Animal Cam is in Madagascar by Mongabay.com [27 Oct 2020]
– Every Tuesday, Mongabay brings you a new episode of Candid Animal Cam, our show featuring animals caught on camera traps around the world and hosted by Romi Castagnino, our writer and conservation scientist.
Bushmeat hunting: The greatest threat to Africa’s wildlife? by Jim Tan [26 Oct 2020]
– Protected area managers in many countries across Africa say that bushmeat hunting is the biggest threat they face.
– Bushmeat hunting is a complex issue that is closely linked to development and is influenced by a diverse range of factors that vary from place to place.
– Zoonotic diseases have become an issue of global concern amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the bushmeat trade seen as a possible source of new infections.
– Despite its perceived threat to African wildlife, there’s not as much research being funded to look into the bushmeat trade as there is for higher-profile threats such as ivory and rhino horn poaching.
Brave New Arctic: Sea ice has yet to form off of Siberia, worrying scientists by Sharon Guynup [26 Oct 2020]
– After a summer that saw record Siberian fires and polar temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit, along with near record low sea ice extent in September, the Arctic Ocean’s refreeze has slowed to a crawl.
– The Laptev Sea and East Siberian Sea are, at this point, failing to re-freeze as rapidly as in the past. Scientists see all of these worrying events, along with many other indicators including fast melting permafrost, as harbingers of a northern polar region that may be entering a new climate regime.
– Models predict the Arctic will be ice-free in summer by 2040 or 2050, with unforeseen negative impacts not only in the Far North, but on people, economies and ecosystems around the globe. One major concern: scientists worry how changes in the Arctic might alter temperate weather systems, impacting global food security.
– “We’re conducting this blind experiment, and we don’t yet know the real implications,” one sea ice researcher tells Mongabay. “How do you sell climate change to be as much of an emergency as COVID-19? Except that it will kill a lot more people.”
Ambitious and holistic goals key to saving Earth’s biodiversity, study says by Liz Kimbrough [26 Oct 2020]
– A recently published study in the journal Science gives recommendations for decision-makers preparing to set new biodiversity goals at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2021.
– The researchers urge CBD negotiators and policymakers to consider three critical points as they create the new biodiversity goals: the goals must be multifaceted, developed holistically, and highly ambitious.
– “No net loss” of diversity is an example of a highly ambitious goal. Its targets include increasing natural ecosystem area, saving culturally important species, and conserving 90% of Earth’s genetic diversity.
– To turn the tide, the new biodiversity goals must be both highly ambitious and unified, and address ecosystems, species, genetic diversity, and nature’s contributions to people.
P&G shareholders vote in landslide to address supply-chain deforestation by Genevieve Belmaker [26 Oct 2020]
– A shareholder proposal filed in September 2020 by Green Century Funds was approved by a 67% affirmative vote in the annual Proctor & Gamble (P&G) shareholder meeting in mid-October.
– The vote was brought as a call for the international corporation to cull forest degradation and deforestation from the company’s supply chain.
– Such corporate commitments are not uncommon, but the P&G vote signals a shift in shareholder awareness of the long-term implications of a supply chain that’s potentially destructive to forests.
Long entrenched Brazilian military mindset is key to Amazon policy: Expert by Peter Speetjens [26 Oct 2020]
– According to academic Joao Roberto Martins Filho, an expert on the Brazilian armed forces, the military traditionally sees itself as the “protectors of the Amazon.” For his research, Martins Filho talked to soldiers, officers, and even generals, whose views were very consistent.
– President Bolsonaro has included 6,000 former and current military personnel in his administration, including the VP, who heads the new Amazon Council. Bolsonaro needs military support to shield him from international criticism and to secure reelection, says the expert.
– A chief Brazilian military view, according to Martins Filho, judges Indigenous people as obstacles to progress and “savages” in need of civilizing. Amazon foreign intervention is also feared, explaining a national security-driven desire to extend a highway to Brazil’s northern border.
– Interestingly, in a previously secret 1986 document, Brazil’s military warned about the grave consequences of Amazon deforestation, stating that massive tree loss would lead to a reduction in rainfall, changing river flows, soil erosion, siltation of rivers and bringing climate change.
Indonesian officials linked to mining and ‘dirty energy’ firms benefiting from deregulation law by Hans Nicholas Jong [26 Oct 2020]
– Top Indonesian ministers who pushed for the passage of a deregulation bill that benefits the mining and “dirty energy” industry have links to some of those very companies, a new report shows.
– The report by a coalition of NGOs highlights “massive potential for conflicts of interest” in the drafting and passage of the so-called omnibus bill on job creation.
– Under the new law, coal companies can qualify for an exemption from paying royalties, as well as be absolved of criminal and financial sanctions for mining in forest areas.
– Activists say the omnibus law is emblematic of an increasingly “despotic” government that puts the interests of the wealthy few above the welfare of the country’s environment and its rural communities.
Marmosets trafficked as pets now threaten native species in Atlantic forest by Sibélia Zanon [26 Oct 2020]
– Decades of illegal trafficking have led to the movement of marmosets from Brazil’s Cerrado and Caatinga biomes into the southeastern Atlantic rainforest, where they now threaten the survival of native species.
– According to a study, the invasive marmosets crossbreed with native species, producing a hybrid population that could lead to the extinction of the endemic species.
– One of the native Atlantic rainforest species, the buffy-tufted-ear marmoset (Callithrix aurita), is one of the world’s 25 most endangered primate species.
South Korea’s move away from coal leaves a Philippine power plant in limbo by Mongabay.com [26 Oct 2020]
– State-run Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has announced it will either scrap or convert two overseas coal-fired power plant projects following a state audit.
– This comes after KEPCO was criticized for financing controversial coal plants in Indonesia and Vietnam despite the South Korean government’s own stated aim of divesting from the fossil fuel.
– The decision puts in limbo the construction of Sual 2, a 1,000-megawatt plant in the Philippines whose construction has been delayed due to community opposition.
– Sual 2 was expected to replace an existing coal-fired power plant scheduled for decommissioning in 2024 and blamed for a high incidence of respiratory ailments and contaminated water in the community.
Planned road projects threaten Sumatran rhino habitat, experts say by Junaidi Hanafiah [26 Oct 2020]
– Authorities in the Indonesian province of Aceh are planning 12 road-building projects through 2022, some of which will cut through the habitat of critically endangered Sumatran rhinos.
– The species is already under threat from forest fragmentation, which has isolated rhino subpopulations and led to the biggest threat to the animal: the inability to find other rhinos to mate with.
– Conservationists have called for full protection of the Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh to safeguard the rhinos’ habitat from the road projects.
– But even in a protected part of the ecosystem, Gunung Leuser National Park, deforestation is already taking place on the fringes.
‘Zero-deforestation’ paper giant APRIL justifies clearing of Sumatran peatland by Hans Nicholas Jong [23 Oct 2020]
– A subsidiary of one of the world’s biggest pulp and paper companies is alleged to have cleared carbon-rich and ecologically important peatland in Sumatra that should have been restored.
– The clearing was reported by villagers in July on a concession managed by PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP), a subsidiary of Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL), which has a zero-deforestation policy across the group.
– The area included forest that had been burned in 2016 and that would therefore have qualified for priority restoration under a government program to protect peatlands.
– The government had previously warned RAPP for clearing peatland in 2016 in a different concession, but APRIL says the clearing this time around was legal and approved by the environment ministry.
Tradable by default: Reptile trafficking flourishes amid lack of protection by Elizabeth Claire Alberts [23 Oct 2020]
– A new study found that only 9% of traded reptile species have some level of protection under CITES, the global wildlife trade convention, which could allow for the overexploitation of wild populations.
– It also found that about 90% of traded reptile species had at least some individuals originating from the wild rather than captivity, and that newly described species often appeared in the trade within a year of studies identifying these species were published.
– The authors of the study are advocating for a reversal in the CITES process to only allow the trade of certain species and ban the trade of all other species.
Atlantic trends can predict Amazon drought 18 months away, study finds by Jennifer Ann Thomas [23 Oct 2020]
– Scientists from Germany have developed a climate model that allows them to predict periods of drought in the Amazon based on surface temperature analysis of the Atlantic Ocean.
– Their model was able to trace back six of the seven main drought events since the 1980s.
– With an early warning, farmers and traditional Amazonian communities will be able to plan ahead and mitigate against climate impacts to some degree.
– However, scientists warn that the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Amazon rainforest will only increase as global warming worsens.
On a Philippine island, Indigenous women get their say on marine conservation by Jen Chan [22 Oct 2020]
– The Philippines’ fisheries space has traditionally been dominated by men, but an Indigenous community in the western province of Palawan is allowing women to manage critical marine habitats.
– Fifteen women from the Indigenous Tagbanwa group in the municipality of Calawit have been given ownership of more than 130 hectares (320 acres) of ancestral waters where they harvest cachipay, a type of oyster.
– They receive training in resource management and conservation enterprise to help them take an even more proactive role in greater fisheries management, not just on a municipal level, but on a national scale.
Podcast: Mongabay explores Sumatra, a land like no other by Mongabay.com [22 Oct 2020]
– Sumatra is the only place in the world where tigers, elephants, rhinos and orangutans all live together in the same expanse of rainforest. Its plant life is also extremely diverse.
– For a new edition of the Mongabay Explores podcast series, we will explore the island’s incredible biological richness and environmental challenges.
– On this first episode, host Mike DiGirolamo speaks with Sumatran winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize Rudi Putra and biologist Greg McCann, who provide a fascinating look at the incredible biodiversity of this, the world’s sixth largest island.
– A new episode will air approximately every two weeks, subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast via your podcast provider of choice to hear them all.
The turtle egg that pinged back: Tracing a poaching pathway in Costa Rica by Claudia Geib [22 Oct 2020]
– A team of scientists has created 3D printed decoy sea turtle eggs, fitted with GPS trackers to follow the path of eggs stolen by poachers.
– In a recent study on the first trial run of these eggs, the team confirmed that most poached sea turtle eggs are traded locally.
– However, they also identified a much longer track — 137 kilometers, or 85 miles — that illuminated the pathway of what appears to be a much more organized trade system.
– Mongabay followed the hour-by-hour track of this egg to understand why sea turtle poaching still happens, and to learn what experts think can be done to stop it.
Public lands and parks are our common heritage: Bruce Babbitt by Rhett A. Butler [10/22/2020]
Colombia, ethnobotany, and America’s decline: An interview with Wade Davis by Rhett A. Butler [10/21/2020]
In Uganda, safeguarding chimpanzees against the scourge of snaring by Alex Dudley [10/20/2020]
Putting sustainability at the center of business strategy: An interview with Paul Polman by Rhett A. Butler [10/19/2020]
Video: The Sumatran rhino is sliding into extinction. It doesn’t have to by Mongabay.com [10/19/2020]
Gorongosa National Park is being reforested via coffee and agroforestry by Erik Hoffner [10/15/2020]
- Mongabay in the news – September 2020 [10/29/2020]