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Reporting done by one of our prize-winning journalists, Barbara Fraser
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Mongabay Is Hiring (Four Positions). Posted By Mongabay.org on Jan 14, 2015. Mongabay had a lot to celebrate in 2014 and due in-part to that success, the non-profit is hiring for the coming year. Mongabay is currently seeking one full time administrative staff position, as well as two ...
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Thank you to return the mail. Please battle for the bad companies, bad
development and save the forests, the Earth! I am 63years old, should
conservate the livings in the Would!
Nishioka/President of HUTAN Group
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Edited Reality: What I Learned from Filming Eaten Alive
Commentary by Paul Rosolie, author of Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon 

Read more: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1222-rosolie-rps-eaten-alive.html
On November 3, 2014, I woke up to check my flight status from Bangalore to New York. What I found when I opened my laptop was a mindboggling amount of emails, hate mail, death threats, and interview requests. The numbers were staggering. The night before, the Discovery Channel had aired the first trailers for the show they decided to call Eaten Alive.
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The sad thing in it all was despite the hopes that Discovery would actually show the plight of the Amazonian rain forest and its biodiversity it didn't happen. Instead for the sake of ratings and entertainment Discovery chose instead to take the wrong road. They're no longer interested in facts or the truth about what is really happening to the natural world. I'm glad Paul wrote this and the real story behind Discovery's over-hyped trailer. Above all I'm sad for Paul that he wrongly hoped Discovery actually cared about his work. The final product revealed their real motivations and it wasn't about conservation or a rainforest's plight.
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We just interviewed Mongabay's newest board member, Jane Goodall.

Jane Goodall: 5 reasons to have hope for the planet
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1119-jane-goodall-interview.html
Jane Goodall is not only arguably the most famous conservationist who ever lived, but also the most well-known and respected female scientist on the planet today. Her path to reach that stature is an unlikely as it is inspiring. Told to 'never give up' by her mother, Goodall set out in her 20s to pursue her childhood dream: to live with animals in Africa. By the time she was 26 she doing just this.
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Chief Curiosity Correspondent tackles sexism, aids conservation

See more at: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1111-roufs-graslie-interview.html
Have you ever been offered the job of your dreams without knowing you were being interviewed? Have you ever communicated with a 5-year-old about the wonders of Salmonella? Have you ever been disappointed not to have larvae hatching from your skin? If you answered yes to all three questions, then you are either Emily Graslie herself or you should subscribe to her YouTube channel. Immediately.
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To set the record straight, I never claimed that rainforests are "out of danger" as implied in yesterday's headline in The Independent. The title of that story is misleading and sensationalist. Furthermore, I never spoke with the reporter who did the story or had any knowledge about the piece until after readers brought it to my attention.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/rainforests-out-of-danger-thanks-to-global-giants-9845016.html
The battle to save the rainforest is finally being won, according to a leading conservationist previously known for his pessimism.
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"Signs of hope" in your Yale article differs vastly from the Independent Headliner "Rainforests 'out of danger' thanks to global giants" 
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A story that digs into claims made by a "sustainable" cacao company in Peru.

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0120-gfrn-cannon-company-clears-forest-for-chocolate.html
Aiming to be the world’s largest purveyor of sustainable cacao, a company is developing a plantation in the Amazon that scientists say comes at the expense of primary forest.
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This is atrocious
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During the course of my reporting in 2014, I had the opportunity to travel to several countries and take some pictures in the field. Below are some of my favorite images from the year. Most of these photos are from Sumatra (Indonesia), Sabah (Malaysia), and Queensland (Australia), although there are a few from the United States. 

Cptions at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1224-nature-photos-highlights-2014.html
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Thank to send from your mail!
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On December 18th, Earth Innovation Institute is hosting a happy hour and discussion on forests and climate change, and California’s critical role in addressing these issues.

The short panel discussion will feature:
- Daniel Nepstad (Earth Innovation)
- Greg Asner (Carnegie Institution for Science)
- Rhett Butler (Mongabay)
- Cynthia Ong (LEAP – Land Empowerment Animals People)

When: Thursday, December 18th, 6-8 pm
Where: A.muse gallery, 614 Alabama Street (18th & Alabama), Mission neighborhood, SF

You must RSVP to attend: http://bit.ly/BATFN1214

http://mongabay.org/san-francisco-event-learn-about-californias-role-in-protecting-rainforests/
Next week Mongabay founder Rhett Butler will be participating in a discussion on California's role in protecting rainforests and addressing climate change. The event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to attend. On December 18th, Earth Innovation Institute is hosting a happy hour ...
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This is an important issue globally. If you have story pitches, send them our way!
 
Mongabay is announcing a new reporting opportunity on the topic: government crackdown on civil environmental protests

This program has more opportunities for multiple journalists to receiving funding to report on this topic.

Click here for more information: http://mongabay.org/programs/special-reporting-initiatives/sri-opportunities/sri-opportunity-government-crackdown-on-civil-environmental-protests/
Special Reporting Opportunity: Government Crackdown on Civil Environmental Protests. Application Deadline: Sunday, December 14th. As the global environmental crisis becomes more acute–climate change, pollution, habitat destruction, and resource scarcity–many citizens are employing bold tactics ...
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Peru has massive opportunity to avoid emissions from deforestation -

See more at: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1110-at-risk-carbon-stocks-in-peru.html
Nearly a billion tons of carbon in Peru's rainforests is at risk from logging, infrastructure projects, and oil and gas extraction, yet opportunities remain to conserve massive amounts of forest in indigenous territories, parks, and unprotected areas, finds a study published this week in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> (PNAS).
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HOW DID PALM OIL BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM — AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?

http://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/
Production of this ubiquitous ingredient is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they are out there.
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