Why support Mongabay?

The purpose of mongabay is to raise interest in environmental issues and foster appreciation of wildlife and wild places. The site provides quality information on rainforests and environmental issues, reaching more than two million people per month. To learn more about the mission of mongabay, check out the preface of A Place Out of Time. has the specific mission of raising awareness about social and environmental issues relating to forests and other ecosystems.

How can I help?

You can show your support of several ways.

  1. Financial contributions.

    Donations to Mongabay are much appreciated. As a 501(c)(3), donations to Mongabay may be tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.

  2. Volunteering.

    We have several projects for volunteers ranging from translation of a children’s text about rainforests(currently available in nearly 40 languages) to social media. If you are interested in learning more, please check out our volunteering/internship page.

  3. Buying through Amazon links.

    You can use the following Amazon link to buy books, music and other merchandise from Each time you use this link to make a purchase a small amount (1-5% depending on the item) will go towards maintaining the site. You can also take a look at the recommended books page for book ideas.

    You can also sign up for the AmazonSmile program, under which 0.5 percent of your purchase will be donated to at no extra cost to you.

  4. Our book for kids and adults.

    Rainforests by Rhett Ayers Butler, founder and editor of An overview of tropical rainforests for kids, based on’s popular web site for children ( Rainforests describes tropical rainforests, why they are important, and what is happening to them.

  5. Mongabay gear.

    You can buy and apparel. A portion of each sale goes to the site. 

  6. Tell your friends about Mongabay.

    Spread the word about Mongabay. We’re active on Twitter and Facebook.