2016 • 1 year, 3 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development
Mongabay is a growing environmental media organization that publishes stories in half a dozen languages on its website and across a network of mainstream media outlets, including The Guardian, Wired, and Fast Company. In the wake of public disagreements in the conservation field about how to invest limited resources, this grant supports an investigative, data-driven journalistic approach to evaluate the relative performance of conservation interventions that have been widely implemented in recent decades, such as protected areas and payment for environmental services. This series of 5-10 articles by a journalist and scientist team is designed to enable evidence-based conservation decisions by Mongabay’s broad readership, which includes key audiences in natural resource agencies, international development groups, and conservation organizations.
2014 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development
Mongabay is an information gathering organization and source of environmental reporting that web publishes stories in half a dozen languages. It is used as an information source by mainstream media and is recognized as an accurate source by civil society organizations and development agencies. This grant supports a Special Reporting Initiative program that enables a professional journalist to do high-quality, detailed, and investigative reporting on a subject that may be otherwise overlooked by the media. This SRI would generate reporting pieces on the social and environmental impacts of foreign development finance of dam building in the Western Amazon-Andes region.