Featured articles | Weekly Newsletter | Topics | Syndicate / XML feed / RSS  

About Mongabay


Mongabay staff
  • Rhett A. Butler , founder, president, and writer/editor
  • Jeremy Hance , senior writer/editor
  • Tiffany Roufs , SRI coordinator for Mongabay.org

  • Mongabay-Indonesia staff
  • Ridzki Sigit, Director
  • Aji Wihardandi, Senior Editor
  • Sapariah Saturi Harsono, Senior Editor
  • Lidwina Marcella, Social Media

  • Contributors and interns
  • Mongabay.com
  • Mongabay-Indonesia

    See Mongabay.org for staff bios.
  • With more than one million unique visitors per month, Mongabay.com is one of the world's most popular environmental science and conservation news sites. The news and rainforests sections of the site are widely cited for information on tropical forests, conservation, and wildlife.

    Mongabay aims to raise interest in wildlife and wildlands while promoting awareness of environmental issues. Originally the site was based around a text on tropical rainforests written by Rhett A. Butler, but today the site has expanded to a range of other topics — like Madagascar — and is available in more than three dozen non-English languages. Mongabay is also publisher of Tropical Conservation Science, a peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal that seeks to provide opportunities for scientists in developing countries to publish their research.

    Mongabay has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other local, national and international publications.


    Who is Mongabay?
    Mongabay was founded in 1999 by Rhett A. Butler out of his passion for nature and wildlife.

    Since 2005, other people have become actively involved with Mongabay, including Jeremy Hance, who became Mongabay's first employee in March 2009; Tina Butler, who wrote feature articles in 2005; Alejandro Estrada, co-founder of Mongabay's peer-reviewed, open-access, and multi-lingual academic journal Tropical Conservation Science (TCS); and Tiffany Roufs, who currently serves as the Special Reporting Initiatives coordinator under Mongabay.org. Other authors and translators have contributed as well and their contributions are acknowledged on their work.


    Mongabay funding
    Mongabay.com and WildMadagascar.org are primarily (over 95 percent) funded through advertising. Some revenue comes from licensing photos and other content.

    To expand Mongabay's reach and impact, in 2012 Rhett founded Mongabay.org, a 501(c)3 non-profit based in California. Mongabay.org has several program areas: an environmental reporting prize, K-8 education, and non-English environmental news reporting and translation, including Monagbay-Indonesia, an Indonesian-language environmental news service. In October 2013, Mongabay's news reporting and production (news.mongabay.com) was shifted over to Mongabay.org to better ensure its sustainability.

    Mongabay.org is funded primarily through donations and grants. Advertising accounts for roughly 10 percent the news section's income.

    To learn more about Mongabay.org's initiatives, please visit Mongabay.org. We are grateful for any support readers can provide.


    Site Credibility
    Whenever possible, Mongabay uses peer-reviewed journals and scientists as sources of information for environmental science articles. The site has been recognized as an important and credible information source on forests and biodiversity by individuals at a wide range of institutions, from NGOs to government agencies to private sector entities.


    More information:
    Contribute
    Copyright & Use
    Contact
    Newsletter
    RSS feeds
    Press Coverage
    Mission of the Site
    More about Rhett
    FAQs/Interview with Rhett
    T-Shirts from Mongabay
    Tropical Conservation Science
    Advertising on Mongabay



    Press mentions
    Since September 2005, mongabay.com has been mentioned on occasion in the media.
    Over the years Rhett has provided assistance and advice for a number of nonprofit and for-profit organizations — including Google, Discovery, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International, the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and the Prince's Rainforest Project, among others — but Mongabay itself is independent: it is not affiliated with other groups. Rhett has also provided comment on a number of subjects for TV, radio, print, and web media. Mongabay.com has been used as a source by the BBC, CNN, CBS, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, NBC, UPI, Yahoo, Bloomberg, Business Week, and many other outlets.


    Contacting mongabay.com
    Mongabay is best be contacted
    via email.

    Our mailing address is P.O. Box 0291, Menlo Park, CA 94026-0291.


    Visitors to mongabay.com
    According to Google Analytics, mongabay.com has averaged more than 1.5 million unique visitors per month since January 2009.

    Note: More than half of mongabay traffic comes from outside the United States


    Offsetting greenhouse gas emissions
    Carbon dioxide gas emissions generated through the operation of mongabay.com (including server, data transfer, and travel) are mitigated through carbon credits purchased from Anthrotect, an organization working with Afro-indigenous and Embera communities to protect forests in Colombia's Darien region. Anthrotect is protecting the habitat of mongabay's mascot: the scale-crested pygmy tyrant.


    archives | news | XML / RSS feed | featured


    XML / RSS / Syndication options

    mongabay.com features more than 400 RSS feeds to meet your specific area of interest


    MONGABAY.COM
    Mongabay.com seeks to raise interest in and appreciation of wild lands and wildlife, while examining the impact of emerging trends in climate, technology, economics, and finance on conservation and development (more)

    CONTENTS
    Rainforests
    Tropical Fish
    News
    Madagascar
    Pictures
    Kids' Site
    Languages
    TCS Journal
    About
    Archives
    Topics | RSS
    Newsletter



    WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
    Email:


    INTERACT
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Contact
    Help
    Photo store
    Mongabay gear



    SUPPORT
    Help support mongabay.com when you buy from Amazon.com


    STORE

    SHIRTS

    HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS / PRINTS




    TOPICS
    Africa
    Agriculture
    Alternative Energy
    Amazon
    Amphibian Crisis
    Amphibians
    Animal Behavior
    Antarctica
    Asia
    Australia
    Avoided deforestation
    Biodiversity
    Bioenergy
    Biofuels
    Biomimicry
    Birds
    Borneo
    Brazil
    Bushmeat
    California
    Carbon Dioxide
    Carbon Finance
    Carbon Sequestration
    Cellulosic Ethanol
    China
    Climate Change
    Congo
    Conservation
    Coral Reefs
    Deforestation
    Ecological Services
    Endangered Species
    Energy
    Environment
    Environmental Law
    Environmental Politics
    Ethanol
    Extinction
    Fires
    Forests
    Fossil Fuels
    Green Business
    Green Design
    Green Energy
    Greenland-Arctic
    Happy-Upbeat Environmental
    Hurricanes
    Illegal Logging
    India
    Indigenous People
    Indonesia
    Interviews
    Invasive Species
    Lemurs
    Logging
    Madagascar
    Mammals
    Monkeys
    New Guinea
    Ocean Acidification
    Oceans
    Oil
    Orangutans
    Palm Oil
    Plants
    Politics
    Pollution
    Poverty Alleviation
    Primates
    REDD
    Remote Sensing
    Renewable Energy
    Reptiles
    Sea Ice
    Sea Levels
    Sea Turtles
    Sharks
    Solar Power
    Species Discovery
    Strange
    Technology
    United States
    Water
    Whales
    Wildlife

    more



    In April 2008 Mongabay.com was named as one of Time Magazine's Fifteen Top Green Websites





    About | Privacy
    Copyright Rhett Butler 2013