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Where Javan leopards thrive, so do other wildlife, study shows
By Basten Gokkon [2024-07-19]
JAKARTA — A new study on Javan leopards has found that areas with higher numbers of the endangered subspecies have richer wildlife diversity than those from where the elusive big cats are absent. More Javan leopards (Panthera pardus melas) in a given habitat correspond to higher richness and abundance of other animals that coexist in […]






Minerals for agricultural use in the Pan Amazon
By Timothy J. Killeen [2024-07-19]
The ongoing expansion of Brazil’s industrial farms has created a robust market for the mineral feedstocks used for the manufacture of chemical fertilizers. Historically, demand was met largely by imports, but a combination of cost and geopolitical considerations has motivated agribusiness and government to invest in domestic fertilizer production. Most of this investment will be […]






Shaping the next generation of Indigenous rangers: Interview with Manni Edwards
By Sonam Lama Hyolmo [2024-07-18]
Goondoi rangers performing a traditional dance at Etty Bay Beach.Manni Edwards credits his journey to preserving the wisdom of his elders to an encounter with goondoi 40 years ago. At the age of 8, Edwards says, he saw up to 14 colorful goondoi, or southern cassowaries (Casuarius casuarius) moving together in herds, socializing and breeding across the vast wetlands of the cassowary coast in […]






Nepal’s shifting biodiversity research landscape: Interview with Karan Bahadur Shah
By Abhaya Raj Joshi [2024-07-18]
Two common male rat snakes in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.KATHMANDU — Professor Karan Bahadur Shah is a distinguished researcher from Nepal, renowned for his extensive work in herpetology, the study of amphibians and reptiles. His career spans several decades and includes significant contributions to the understanding of Nepal’s rich biodiversity. Shah’s academic journey began at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, where he earned his Zoology […]






How Europe’s only Indigenous group is inspiring a greener Christianity
By John Last [2024-07-17]
Service in Östersund.In Arctic Norway, among the Indigenous Sámi people, there is a custom: When cutting down a tree, tap its trunk three times. On the one hand, it’s simply practical advice: Only old, dead trees will ring hollow. Test the trunk, and you’ll know which trees are young and healthy, and leave them more time to […]






After 2-year wait, Sonoran wilderness protection law gets closer to reality
By Daniel Shailer [2024-07-17]
SAHUARIPA, Mexico — Where saguaro cacti give way to palm trees, some 130 miles south of the U.S. border, a small ranching town is quietly obsessed with jaguars (Panthera onca). Jaguar murals adorn walls, and local ranchers, usually demure and mustachioed, treasure their printouts of big cats caught on camera traps. Sahuaripa is the nearest […]






‘A harmonious human-primate society’: Interview with Whitley winner Kuenzang Dorji
By Choki Wangmo [2024-07-17]
An endangered Gee's golden langur (Trachypithecus geei).Kuenzang Dorji’s lifelong passion for wildlife, fostered since childhood, set the stage for his distinguished career in conservation. His professional journey began as a park ranger at Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park under the Royal Government of Bhutan. In this role, he was tasked with wildlife protection, forest management and law enforcement. A keen interest […]






Ecuador’s Indigenous Cofán show how to have your turtle and eat it too
By Astrid Arellano [2024-07-17]
At the end of the 1980s, the Indigenous Cofán community of Zábalo, inside Ecuador’s Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, was alarmed by what was happening on the banks of the Aguarico River. Like in all the other tributaries of the Amazon, heavy hunting of yellow-spotted Amazon river turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) and harvesting of their eggs was causing […]






‘Fungibility’ could sink Convention on Biodiversity’s funding mechanism Decision 15/9 (commentary)
By Joseph Henry Vogel [2024-07-17]
A lemur leaf frog in Costa Rica.That common sense is anything but common is a truism. Professors of economics often invoke common sense to explain resource allocation. The fungibility problem is exemplary. This esoteric term comes from finance and is synonymous with “adverse selection”: an economic policy selects adversely whenever the beneficiaries would have taken the same action anyway, the action […]






Space mission that maps forests in 3D makes an early comeback
By Abhishyant Kidangoor [2024-07-17]
The two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off Space Launch Complex 40 carrying the SpaceX’s Dragon resupply spacecraft to the ISS.Call it the force’s doing, but it has been surprises galore for the GEDI mission. In early 2023, the lidar mission that maps the Earth’s forests in 3D was to be burned up in the atmosphere to make way for another unrelated mission on the International Space Station. A last-minute decision by NASA saved its […]






Report reveals widespread use of smuggled mercury in Amazon gold mining
By Fernanda Wenzel [2024-07-17]
Mercury being used to agglomerate gold.According to a report from Brazilian think tank the Escolhas Institute, up to 73% of all mercury used in Brazil's gold mines is of unknown origin; the country’s environmental agency states practically all mines in Brazil use illegal mercury.






Garifuna land rights abuses persist in Honduras, despite court ruling
By Aimee Gabay [2024-07-17]
Since the early 17th century, the Garifuna Afro-Indigenous peoples of Honduras have lived on the country’s northern Caribbean coast, where they collectively own large tracts of rich coastal land and sustain their livelihoods on subsistence agriculture and small-scale fishing. But ever since palm oil plantations, tourist developments and other harmful practices have expanded across their […]






To end turtle hunting, an African island state embraced the hunters
By Anna Dulisse [2024-07-17]
Five of the world’s seven species of marine turtles come to the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, to breed or forage. The islanders patrol nesting sites, survey adult turtles at sea, educate students about the animals’ life cycle, work for ecotourism operations, and sell jewelry made from plastic waste […]






Thai tiger numbers swell as prey populations stabilize in western forests
By Carolyn Cowan [2024-07-17]
Male tiger camera trap imageThe tiger population density in a series of protected areas in western Thailand has more than doubled over the past two decades, according to new survey data. Thailand is the final stronghold of the Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti), the subspecies having been extirpated from neighboring Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam over the past decade due […]






Harnessing ‘invisible forests in plain view’ to reforest the world
By Mike DiGirolamoRachel Donald [2024-07-16]
Results of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration in Talensi District of Ghana. Image courtesy of World Vision.Tony Rinaudo had been attempting to reforest degraded land in Niger in the 1980s at a rate of 6,000 trees a year, but most of them died. While driving to a village hosting one such project, he caught sight of what he initially thought was a bush. Upon closer inspection, though, it turned out to […]






‘Extinct’ trees found in Tanzania sparks hope for ecosystem recovery
By Ryan Truscott [2024-07-16]
In July 2023, botanist Andrea Bianchi was driving in the Nguru Mountains of eastern Tanzania when the broad pods on a tree growing in a maize field near the road caught his eye. He pulled over and found not one but two Millettia sacleuxii trees, a species scientists had feared was extinct. Thousands of their […]






Loss of water means loss of culture for Mexico’s Indigenous Yaqui
By Aimee Gabay [2024-07-16]
Young traditional dancers wearing ténabari around their ankles perform the danza del pascola y venado (the dance of the pascolas and the deer).YAQUI VALLEY, Mexico — Without the Yaqui River, survival is almost impossible for the Yaqui tribe in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. A lack of water affects the food production and cattle raising, the tribe’s main form of subsistence. But beyond basic biological needs, it also threatens the culture of the Yaqui peoples. As […]






African markets tackle food insecurity and climate change — but lack investment
By Aimee Gabay [2024-07-16]
Harare locals visit the Mbare Agricultural Market to buy fresh fruit and vegetables. Photo by: Charles Dhewa.Zimbabwe’s Mbare agricultural market in Harare, the biggest local market in the country’s capital city, opens at 5 a.m. and bustles. Between morning and noon, traders arrive from different parts of the country with more than 100 varieties of vegetables and fruits that need to be sorted for redistribution to other trading markets. In Mbare, […]






A year after toxic tar sands spill, questions remain for affected First Nation
By Ruth Kamnitzer [2024-07-16]
Living downstream from one of the world’s largest industrial projects isn’t easy — especially when things go wrong. When the community of Fort Chipewyan in Alberta, Canada, learned there had been a major spill of toxic wastewater from Imperial Oil’s Kearl tar sands site, it was chaos, says Melaine Dene, acting director of the Mikisew […]






Institutional conflict puts successful Spix’s macaw reintroduction at risk
By Bernardo Araujo [2024-07-16]
A Spix’s macaw at São Paulo Zoo in Brazil. The species’ return to its native habitat, from which it was declared extinct, has been bittersweet: the rewilding program has been a technical success, but bureaucratic wrangling threatens to stall future releases. Image courtesy of São Paulo Zoo. Used in article 'Institutional conflict puts successful Spix’s macaw reintroduction at risk'.This is the second in a two-part report about the reintroduction of the Spix’s macaw, a bird declared extinct in the wild, and the uncertain future of its return. Read Part One here. RIO DE JANEIRO — In 2022, the Spix’s macaw, one of the world’s most threatened parrots, started being reintroduced into Brazil’s semiarid […]






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Where Javan leopards thrive, so do other wildlife, study shows
By Basten Gokkon [2024-07-19]
JAKARTA — A new study on Javan leopards has found that areas with higher numbers of the endangered subspecies have richer wildlife diversity than those from where the elusive big cats are absent. More Javan leopards (Panthera pardus melas) in a given habitat correspond to higher richness and abundance of other animals that coexist in […]






Minerals for agricultural use in the Pan Amazon
By Timothy J. Killeen [2024-07-19]
The ongoing expansion of Brazil’s industrial farms has created a robust market for the mineral feedstocks used for the manufacture of chemical fertilizers. Historically, demand was met largely by imports, but a combination of cost and geopolitical considerations has motivated agribusiness and government to invest in domestic fertilizer production. Most of this investment will be […]






Shaping the next generation of Indigenous rangers: Interview with Manni Edwards
By Sonam Lama Hyolmo [2024-07-18]
Goondoi rangers performing a traditional dance at Etty Bay Beach.Manni Edwards credits his journey to preserving the wisdom of his elders to an encounter with goondoi 40 years ago. At the age of 8, Edwards says, he saw up to 14 colorful goondoi, or southern cassowaries (Casuarius casuarius) moving together in herds, socializing and breeding across the vast wetlands of the cassowary coast in […]






Nepal’s shifting biodiversity research landscape: Interview with Karan Bahadur Shah
By Abhaya Raj Joshi [2024-07-18]
Two common male rat snakes in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.KATHMANDU — Professor Karan Bahadur Shah is a distinguished researcher from Nepal, renowned for his extensive work in herpetology, the study of amphibians and reptiles. His career spans several decades and includes significant contributions to the understanding of Nepal’s rich biodiversity. Shah’s academic journey began at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, where he earned his Zoology […]






How Europe’s only Indigenous group is inspiring a greener Christianity
By John Last [2024-07-17]
Service in Östersund.In Arctic Norway, among the Indigenous Sámi people, there is a custom: When cutting down a tree, tap its trunk three times. On the one hand, it’s simply practical advice: Only old, dead trees will ring hollow. Test the trunk, and you’ll know which trees are young and healthy, and leave them more time to […]






After 2-year wait, Sonoran wilderness protection law gets closer to reality
By Daniel Shailer [2024-07-17]
SAHUARIPA, Mexico — Where saguaro cacti give way to palm trees, some 130 miles south of the U.S. border, a small ranching town is quietly obsessed with jaguars (Panthera onca). Jaguar murals adorn walls, and local ranchers, usually demure and mustachioed, treasure their printouts of big cats caught on camera traps. Sahuaripa is the nearest […]






‘A harmonious human-primate society’: Interview with Whitley winner Kuenzang Dorji
By Choki Wangmo [2024-07-17]
An endangered Gee's golden langur (Trachypithecus geei).Kuenzang Dorji’s lifelong passion for wildlife, fostered since childhood, set the stage for his distinguished career in conservation. His professional journey began as a park ranger at Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park under the Royal Government of Bhutan. In this role, he was tasked with wildlife protection, forest management and law enforcement. A keen interest […]






Ecuador’s Indigenous Cofán show how to have your turtle and eat it too
By Astrid Arellano [2024-07-17]
At the end of the 1980s, the Indigenous Cofán community of Zábalo, inside Ecuador’s Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, was alarmed by what was happening on the banks of the Aguarico River. Like in all the other tributaries of the Amazon, heavy hunting of yellow-spotted Amazon river turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) and harvesting of their eggs was causing […]






‘Fungibility’ could sink Convention on Biodiversity’s funding mechanism Decision 15/9 (commentary)
By Joseph Henry Vogel [2024-07-17]
A lemur leaf frog in Costa Rica.That common sense is anything but common is a truism. Professors of economics often invoke common sense to explain resource allocation. The fungibility problem is exemplary. This esoteric term comes from finance and is synonymous with “adverse selection”: an economic policy selects adversely whenever the beneficiaries would have taken the same action anyway, the action […]






Space mission that maps forests in 3D makes an early comeback
By Abhishyant Kidangoor [2024-07-17]
The two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off Space Launch Complex 40 carrying the SpaceX’s Dragon resupply spacecraft to the ISS.Call it the force’s doing, but it has been surprises galore for the GEDI mission. In early 2023, the lidar mission that maps the Earth’s forests in 3D was to be burned up in the atmosphere to make way for another unrelated mission on the International Space Station. A last-minute decision by NASA saved its […]






Report reveals widespread use of smuggled mercury in Amazon gold mining
By Fernanda Wenzel [2024-07-17]
Mercury being used to agglomerate gold.According to a report from Brazilian think tank the Escolhas Institute, up to 73% of all mercury used in Brazil's gold mines is of unknown origin; the country’s environmental agency states practically all mines in Brazil use illegal mercury.






Garifuna land rights abuses persist in Honduras, despite court ruling
By Aimee Gabay [2024-07-17]
Since the early 17th century, the Garifuna Afro-Indigenous peoples of Honduras have lived on the country’s northern Caribbean coast, where they collectively own large tracts of rich coastal land and sustain their livelihoods on subsistence agriculture and small-scale fishing. But ever since palm oil plantations, tourist developments and other harmful practices have expanded across their […]






To end turtle hunting, an African island state embraced the hunters
By Anna Dulisse [2024-07-17]
Five of the world’s seven species of marine turtles come to the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, to breed or forage. The islanders patrol nesting sites, survey adult turtles at sea, educate students about the animals’ life cycle, work for ecotourism operations, and sell jewelry made from plastic waste […]






Thai tiger numbers swell as prey populations stabilize in western forests
By Carolyn Cowan [2024-07-17]
Male tiger camera trap imageThe tiger population density in a series of protected areas in western Thailand has more than doubled over the past two decades, according to new survey data. Thailand is the final stronghold of the Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti), the subspecies having been extirpated from neighboring Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam over the past decade due […]






Harnessing ‘invisible forests in plain view’ to reforest the world
By Mike DiGirolamoRachel Donald [2024-07-16]
Results of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration in Talensi District of Ghana. Image courtesy of World Vision.Tony Rinaudo had been attempting to reforest degraded land in Niger in the 1980s at a rate of 6,000 trees a year, but most of them died. While driving to a village hosting one such project, he caught sight of what he initially thought was a bush. Upon closer inspection, though, it turned out to […]






‘Extinct’ trees found in Tanzania sparks hope for ecosystem recovery
By Ryan Truscott [2024-07-16]
In July 2023, botanist Andrea Bianchi was driving in the Nguru Mountains of eastern Tanzania when the broad pods on a tree growing in a maize field near the road caught his eye. He pulled over and found not one but two Millettia sacleuxii trees, a species scientists had feared was extinct. Thousands of their […]






Loss of water means loss of culture for Mexico’s Indigenous Yaqui
By Aimee Gabay [2024-07-16]
Young traditional dancers wearing ténabari around their ankles perform the danza del pascola y venado (the dance of the pascolas and the deer).YAQUI VALLEY, Mexico — Without the Yaqui River, survival is almost impossible for the Yaqui tribe in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. A lack of water affects the food production and cattle raising, the tribe’s main form of subsistence. But beyond basic biological needs, it also threatens the culture of the Yaqui peoples. As […]






African markets tackle food insecurity and climate change — but lack investment
By Aimee Gabay [2024-07-16]
Harare locals visit the Mbare Agricultural Market to buy fresh fruit and vegetables. Photo by: Charles Dhewa.Zimbabwe’s Mbare agricultural market in Harare, the biggest local market in the country’s capital city, opens at 5 a.m. and bustles. Between morning and noon, traders arrive from different parts of the country with more than 100 varieties of vegetables and fruits that need to be sorted for redistribution to other trading markets. In Mbare, […]






A year after toxic tar sands spill, questions remain for affected First Nation
By Ruth Kamnitzer [2024-07-16]
Living downstream from one of the world’s largest industrial projects isn’t easy — especially when things go wrong. When the community of Fort Chipewyan in Alberta, Canada, learned there had been a major spill of toxic wastewater from Imperial Oil’s Kearl tar sands site, it was chaos, says Melaine Dene, acting director of the Mikisew […]






Institutional conflict puts successful Spix’s macaw reintroduction at risk
By Bernardo Araujo [2024-07-16]
A Spix’s macaw at São Paulo Zoo in Brazil. The species’ return to its native habitat, from which it was declared extinct, has been bittersweet: the rewilding program has been a technical success, but bureaucratic wrangling threatens to stall future releases. Image courtesy of São Paulo Zoo. Used in article 'Institutional conflict puts successful Spix’s macaw reintroduction at risk'.This is the second in a two-part report about the reintroduction of the Spix’s macaw, a bird declared extinct in the wild, and the uncertain future of its return. Read Part One here. RIO DE JANEIRO — In 2022, the Spix’s macaw, one of the world’s most threatened parrots, started being reintroduced into Brazil’s semiarid […]






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Experts hack away at portable DNA barcode scanner to fight timber and wildlife trafficking
By Julia John [2016-09-08]
Survey responses to the Wildtech needs assessment—especially from field researchers—put portable DNA analysis near the top of the research and conservation technology wish-list. How could we harness DNA barcode technology in an adaptable, handheld device that frontline officials in developing countries could use to combat timber and wildlife trafficking? The DNA Barcode Scanner Hack that […]






Hot stuff: improving chili fence effectiveness (in protecting crops from elephants)
By Sue Palminteri [2016-09-07]
Some tips from a chili fence expert on how to make the most of a low-tech approach to reducing crop raiding and retaliatory killing of elephants






Solving Global Grand Challenges, One MOOC at a Time
By Taylor Robb-McCord [2016-08-12]
A new online course aims to address the complex challenges facing conservation and development.






Understanding the ghost of the mountain
By Julia John [2016-08-10]
The grayish-white form of the ghost of the mountain slinks through the snowcapped slopes of Central Asia. Its remote, harsh habitat, cryptic coat and elusive nature have impeded investigation and made monitoring the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) arduous, if not impossible. Technological advances, however, are changing that. New population estimates for the big cat, based […]






How to use the Bloomberg Terminal for advocacy work: advanced tools
By Dan Williams [2016-08-08]
An oil-palm plantation with a few remaining rainforest trees in Sarawak, Malaysia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.Other stories in Mongabay’s series on using the Bloomberg Terminal in advocacy work: Part 1: How to use the Bloomberg Terminal for advocacy work: the basics Part 2: Tracking assets for environmental advocacy work with Bloomberg  The previous two articles in this three-part series detailed some of the basic functions of the Bloomberg Terminal — […]






Identifying the drivers of Amazon deforestation through high-tech maps and stories
By Suzanne Palminteri [2016-08-05]
A new logging road stands out against an otherwise intact rainforestThe MAAP project integrates a range of satellite imagery and analysis tools to detect and disclose deforestation across the Peruvian Amazon.






DART-TOFMS: Finding the chemistry in wood
By Taylor Robb-McCord [2016-08-03]
Earlier this summer, members of the Forest Legality Alliance (FLA) gathered in Washington, DC for their Semi-Annual Membership Meeting. As a precursor to the upcoming CITES COP17 meeting in September, the FLA member meeting focused on issues pertaining to illegally traded CITES-listed timber species, proposals to add new timber species to the CITES list and […]






Chew on this new way to detect disease in primates
By Julia John [2016-07-28]
Preoccupied with snipping a saliva-soaked plant part with a scalpel and placing it in a little tube of viral transport media, veterinary epidemiologist Tierra Smiley Evans thought she was alone, backed up against a big bush. But someone was watching close by with beady eyes. Suddenly, a shaggy black arm darted under her armpit and […]






Piloting PALM Risk to detect palm oil-driven deforestation
By Julia John [2016-07-20]
What do lipstick, detergent and instant noodles have in common? They all contain palm oil. Half of every packaged product stocking supermarket shelves can be traced back to a ruthless army of oil palm trees rapidly occupying land that naturally supported rich tropical forests. Palm oil production razes and replaces biologically diverse ecosystems with monospecific […]






Wildlife Law Enforcement in Sub-Saharan African Protected Areas: A Review of Best Practices
By Taylor Robb-McCord [2016-07-15]
“Across Africa, illegal killing and trade in wildlife, especially of iconic species such as elephants and rhinos, has now reached crisis proportions. Illicit wildlife trafficking now comprises the fourth largest illegal trade internationally after arms and drugs trafficking, and trafficking in human beings. In recent years, tens of thousands of elephants have been killed every […]






New map of Malaysia’s limestone hills will help set conservation priorities
By Mike Gaworecki [2016-07-11]
Malaysia’s limestone hills, or karsts, have been described as “arks of biodiversity,” but they’re facing intense pressures from mining and other human activities. Limestone is a vital resource for the construction industry, meaning it is not likely that forest degradation and quarrying in a developing country like Malaysia, where 445 limestone hills have been recorded […]






GDELT: Mining and mapping global wildlife crime news
By Julia John [2016-07-07]
In the eighth grade, at an age most boys spend their time outside school watching sports and playing videogames, Kalev Leetaru was delving into large-scale web mining and founding his first web company. With his continued interest in investigating enormous amounts of data two decades since, he now heads the GDELT Project, a massive open-data platform that analyzes news media […]






Bringing Star Trek tricorder analysis to the 21st century
By Hina Alam [2016-07-04]
Handheld, palm-sized, lightweight DNA preparation and sequencing devices are coming your way soon.






Bridging the Gap between Land and Space
By Taylor Robb-McCord [2016-07-01]
The United Nations/Kenya Conference on Space Technology and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity aims to expand the use of space technology in conservation.






5 Tech Projects That Are Protecting Sharks
By Taylor Robb-McCord [2016-06-30]
Annually, approximately 100 million sharks are killed by commercial fisheries. Coupled with climate change and a decrease of food supply from overfishing, some shark populations are teetering on the edge of extinction. Bringing sharks into mainstream media, the brainchild of the Discovery Channel and the longest running cable TV program, Shark Week has aired every […]






A World of Tings
By Taylor Robb-McCord [2016-06-28]
The real-time wildlife sighting app, Latest Sightings, can help to link a global community of wildlife enthusiasts and promote conservation one “ting” at a time.






Combining high-tech and low-tech to turn satellite images into action
By Nathan Hahn [2016-06-24]
Dr. Lilian Pintea, Vice President of conservation science at the Jane Goodall Institute. Photo courtesy of JGI/Jeff Kerby.Since its founding, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has been on the forefront of conservation science, and in recent years the group has been applying remote sensing, mobile phone technologies, and cloud-based mapping tools to its forest and […]






Drink beer, help the ocean?
By Julia John [2016-06-14]
Beer may have a bad rep among carb-fearing ab-chiseling fitness fans, but it could now be better for the environment than it was before. Well, at least the new kind packaged using edible six-pack rings from south Florida’s Saltwater Brewery. This Delray Beach microbrewery north of Miami, Florida, just launched the first ever 100% compostable […]






e-Eye of the tiger: Complex surveillance system extends watch over India’s wildlife sanctuaries
By Julia John [2016-06-10]
A new set of eyes is keeping watch over tiger reserves across India. They’re electronic, but they seem to have hawk-like observational faculties. And they may be related to how the country’s tiger population increased from 1,706 in 2010, one year before this digital monitoring system was first implemented, to 2,226 in 2014, the last […]






Tracking assets for environmental advocacy work with Bloomberg
By Dan Williams [2016-06-09]
Oil-palm estate in Sabah, Malaysia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.Other stories in Mongabay’s series on using the Bloomberg Terminal in advocacy work: Part 1: How to use the Bloomberg Terminal for advocacy work: the basics Part 3: How to use the Bloomberg Terminal for advocacy work: advanced tools The Bloomberg Terminal is Windows-based proprietary software that offers users real-time access to global news sources, financial […]