Why support Mongabay?
Every year, more than 20 million people visit Mongabay’s environmental news and education content, including hundreds of thousands of school children. Our projects range from our daily conservation and environmental news service to nature-themed early-childhood readers to Mongabay-Indonesia, an Indonesian-language environmental platform, and Mongabay-Latam which publishes daily news in Spanish for all of Latin America. To learn more about our work, please see our annual reports or our success stories section.
With your support we can:
- reach 250,000 children per month with rainforest education
- raise environmental awareness to change mindsets in Indonesia and Latin America
- tell stories that drive innovative approaches to saving wildlife
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Mongabay has three major program areas.
Education: Few children are lucky enough to have hands-on experiences in tropical forests. Many kids — especially in inner cities and poor communities — don’t even have chances to experience nature in any form. Disconnected from the world around them, these potential environmental advocates aren’t aware of the importance of native ecosystems or the fate that is befalling them. Mongabay.org’s education initiative aims to change that. With activities and lessons that meet state standards without requiring a teacher to commit to an entire environmental curriculum, Mongabay.org’s freely available materials boost environmental awareness among a generation that will be faced with many of the tough decisions our generation has not had to make.
Journalism: Many important environmental stories are never properly told, but ignorance rarely triggers resolution. Mongabay.org’s journalism program enables journalists to pursue in-depth reporting on key environmental topics, generating stories and pictures to illustrate problems and solutions. Content produced under this program is registered under an open Creative Commons license to allow it to be repurposed across other media.
Overseas reporting: Countries that suffer the highest rates of forest loss and degradation often lack sufficient environmental news reporting. Mongabay.org’s overseas reporting initiatives will address this shortfall. In May 2012, we launched Mongabay-Indonesia to provide in-depth coverage of environmental issues and the social and economic factors that underpin them. Mongabay-Indonesia has been a resounding success to date, with rapidly growing readership, social media following, and influence. Our next target is Spanish-speaking Latin America, a region that holds the second largest extent of forest cover after Brazil and faces a wide range of social and environmental challenges.