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IN REFERENCE TO RECENT STATEMENTS FROM ECOLOGICAL INTERNET / GLEN BARRY

Glen Barry of Ecological Internet has made a number of misrepresentations since we refused his demand that we join his FSC campaign in late 2011 (mongabay does not join campaigns of any sort). Since then, Barry has attacked us -- Rhett and Jeremy personally, as well as Mongabay generally -- via hundreds of posts on social media.

One point Barry consistently makes is Mongabay has not reported on the controversy about the FSC or logging in primary forests. Below is a set of 20 articles so you can judge for yourself whether this is an accurate claim. Note there are many articles beyond these available via various feeds on the site like fsc, forestry, primary forests, logging, etc.

Please bear in mind that Mongabay is an environmental media outlet. We are not an advocacy organization as much as Barry has attempted to misrepresent us as one. We have built our reputation based on accurate reporting, not hyperbole. We do not cater to Ecological Internet's fundraising cycle.



20 ARTICLES ON FSC / PRIMARY FOREST CONTROVERSIES

FSC has 'failed the world's forests' say critics
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0325-hance_fsc.html

Greenpeace gets called out by activist group on logging agreement
http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0812-greenpeace_vs_ecological_internet.html

Rainforest Action Network to review support for FSC certification
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/1016-ran.html

FSC mulls controversial motion to certify plantations responsible for recent deforestation
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0624-hance_fsc_motion18.html

A total ban on primary forest logging needed to save the world, an interview with activist Glen Barry
http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0602-hance_barry.html

The FSC is the 'Enron of forestry' says rainforest activist
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0417-hance_interview_counsell.html

Ahead of meeting, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) loses another supporter
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0619-hance_fsc_fern.html

FSC to continue allowing baboon killing on sustainably-certified plantations
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0623-hance_baboons.html

Forest certification system needs reform to ensure sustainability - report
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/1103-greenpeace_fsc.html

Timber certification is not enough to save rainforests
http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0603-ran_cortesi-barclay_interview.html

Greenpeace launches series of case studies critiquing forest certification standard
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0626-greenpeace-fsc-case-studies.html

Activists blast World Bank on continued support of industrial rainforest logging
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0211-world-bank-rainforest-logging.html

Locals clash with 'sustainable' FSC logging company in the Congo
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0522-hance_congo_conflict.html

Saving 'Avatar Grove': the battle to preserve old-growth forests in British Columbia
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0723-hance-watt-interview.html

Experts: sustainable logging in rainforests impossible
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0718-hance-sustainable-logging.html

IKEA logging old-growth forest for low-price furniture in Russia
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0530-hance-ikea-fsc-logging.html

Big trees, like the old-growth forests they inhabit, are declining globally
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0126-big_trees.html

Logging of primary rainforests not ecologically sustainable, argue scientists
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0125-peak_timber.html

Loss of old growth forest continues
http://news.mongabay.com/2010/1005-global_forests_fao.html

Destruction of old-growth forests looms over climate talks
http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1208-deforestation.html



Climate pact must halt deforestation and industrial logging of old-growth forests, exclude carbon credits for forest conservation, say activists
http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0609-forest_coalition.html

SELECTED TWEETS FROM ECOINTERNET ACCOUNTS / OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA
The full collection of tweets will be added once aggregated. Note that each of these was tweeted a number of times from various Ecological Internet Twitter accounts, so the actual number of posts is much higher. These tweets include misrepresentations, misconceptions, and outright lies by Glen Barry and Ecological Internet.

EI_EcoNewsfeed 10/3/13
Sting exposes 'wild west' of open-access publishing: SciDevNet bit.ly/15OG5Vl *like @mongabay pic.twitter.com/8l2ZcFh6DQ

EI_EcoNewsfeed 10/3/13
Fake Cancer Study Spotlights Bogus Science Journals: National Geographic bit.ly/15OFAe3 *like @mongabay

ecointernet 9/18/13
#rainforest Zombie coal: Borneo resurrects controversial coal plant: Mongabay bit.ly/16gBRoB @mongabay celebrated too early

ecointernet 9/11/13
@RAN @sierraclub @WWF @Greenpeace @NaomiAKlein @billmckibben @mongabay #greenwash downplay old-growth forest logging pic.twitter.com/vg9nWfK8uy

ecointernet 9/11/13
#Rainforest movement jumps shark as @RAN @Greenpeace @sierraclub @mongabay @WWF #greenwash old-growth forest logging pic.twitter.com/aXWEYQh9dP

ecointernet 9/7/13
#forest Indonesia finally establishes REDD+ agency to tackle deforestation: Mongabay http://bit.ly/17O5eBg *can pay to log old-growth

ecointernet 9/6/13
@RAN @sierraclub @WWF @Greenpeace @NaomiAKlein @billmckibben @mongabay #greenwash old-growth forest logging pic.twitter.com/tpsXzlPITm

ecointernet 9/6/13
@RAN @sierraclub @WWF @Greenpeace @NaomiAKlein @billmckibben @mongabay #greenwash old-growth forest logging pic.twitter.com/tpsXzlPITm

ecointernet 9/3/13
#Rainforest movement jumps shark as @RAN @Greenpeace @sierraclub @mongabay @WWF #greenwash old-growth forest logging pic.twitter.com/MgL4Ae6qOJ

ecointernet 9/2/13
#Rainforest movement jumps shark as @RAN @Greenpeace @sierraclub @mongabay @WWF #greenwash old-growth forest logging pic.twitter.com/MgL4Ae6qOJ

ecointernet 8/22/13
Are 'novel' tropical forests nature’s response to global... Mongabay bit.ly/150W1Cj @mongabay likes logging old-growth

ecointernet 8/14/13
@mongabay dismissive one sentence reference @FSC_IC old-growth logging opposition at end shows why target of protest news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-fsc

ecointernet 8/14/13
Scientists map plan to save lemurs: Mongabay bit.ly/17p95nJ *need more logging NOT pic.twitter.com/NuKh87oAWi

ecointernet 7/26/13
#EcoProtest Stand up paddleboarding in the Amazon for... Mongabay bit.ly/1aNlWmx *such drivel greenwashes old-growth forest logging

ecointernet 7/22/13
Hunting, logging could threaten long-term health Congo forest by wiping out key animals: Mongabay bit.ly/15chAmJ *duh

ecointernet 7/22/13
Deforestation rate falls in Congo Basin ... Mongabay bit.ly/136Oxh4 @mongabay want log SCIENCE: bit.ly/136OHVE

ecointernet 7/10/13
Rather respond to substantive ecological-science based critiques of their forest policies, @Greenpeace & @mongabay personalize disagreement

ecointernet 7/10/13
@mongabay @RAN @Greenpeace @sierraclub regularly condemn forest destruction by others, when called out on own #greenwash claim to be victims

ecointernet 7/10/13
Anyone else sick of business and accounting majors telling us that logging old-growth forests is sustainable? @mongabay @sierraclub @RAN

ecointernet 7/9/13
@greenpeaceusa @mongabay a bunch of cry babies, claim are victims as called out on #greenwash of old-growth logging bit.ly/GPlog

ecointernet 7/8/13
@Mongabay @Rhett_Butler support FSC & REDD old growth logging with shallow coverage fails challenge #greenwash old forests should be logged

ecointernet 7/8/13
Anyone else sick of business and accounting majors telling us that logging old-growth forests is sustainable? @Mongabay @SierraClub @RAN

ecointernet 7/8/13
@mongabay @rhett_butler rewrite fluff press releases on pretty species, fail to pose tough questions to NGOs greenwash old-growth logging

ecointernet 7/8/13
@RAN @Greenpeace @sierraclub @Mongabay help log old-growth http://t.co/NYQfpsaP6g http://t.co/ZHePgv2Vsa http://t.co/DDyl9z1UTO

EI_Rainforest 7/8/13
Uber-ego @rhett_butler @mongabay has been greenwashing old-growth forest logging for a decade and then cries victim as called out, lol sad

EI_Rainforest 7/8/13
@mongabay @rhett_butler support FSC & REDD old growth logging with shallow coverage fails challenge #greenwash old forests should be logged

ecointernet 7/4/13
#rainforest Brazil confirms Amazon deforestation increase: Mongabay http://t.co/3MHVEqSOfR @Mongabay greenwashes old-growth forest logging

ecointernet 6/29/13
@RAN @Greenpeace @mongabay @WWF @sierraclub destroy #rainforests greenwash @FSC_IC old-growth logging http://t.co/R9fAEL7W1a

ecointernet 6/26/13
Ecology knows important maintain large, connected, intact old-growth & primary forests, @RAN @Greenpeace @WWF @Mongabay @SierraClub help log

ecointernet 6/26/13
@RAN @GreenpeaceUSA @WWF @SierraClub @Mongabay no friend of old-growth forests, greenwash primary forest logging

ecointernet 6/26/13
Is @Mongabay 1) media 2) activism 3) travel junket take avg pictures for press release rewrites? 4) old-growth logging apologist #epicfail

ecointernet 6/26/13
ECO-CORRUPTION: Through greenwash of @FSC_IC old-growth logging, @RAN @Greenpeace @Mongabay @WWF help destroy what they are paid to protect

ecointernet 6/26/13
CORRUPTION: Through greenwash of @FSC_IC old-growth logging, @RAN @Greenpeace @Mongabay @WWF help destroy what they are paid to protect

ecointernet 6/26/13
SHAMEFUL! @Greenpeace helps log Earth's last primary forests for throwaway consumption w/ @Mongabay greenwash http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0626-greenpeace-fsc-case-studies.html …

ecointernet 6/26/13
@Mongabay @GreenpeaceUSA keep up their greenwash coddling of old-growth forest logging, shoddy activism & journalism http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0626-greenpeace-fsc-case-studies.html …

ecointernet 6/27/13
ECO-CORRUPTION: @RAN @Greenpeace @[email protected] @sierraclub destroy #rainforests greenwash @FSC_IC old-growth logging pic.twitter.com/g4MnnTOw0X

ecointernet 6/26/13
ECO-CORRUPTION! @RAN @Greenpeace @mongabay @WWF @sierraclub destroy #rainforest #greenwash @FSC_IC old-growth logging http://t.co/R9fAEL7W1a

ecointernet 6/25/13
ECO-CORRUPTION: @RAN @Greenpeace @mongabay @WWF @sierraclub think making 10% old-growth logging little better helps, greenwashes 100% of it

ecointernet 6/25/13
ECO-CORRUPTION: @RAN @Greenpeace @mongabay @WWF @SierraClub destroy #rainforests greenwash @FSC_IC old-growth logging http://t.co/R9fAEL7W1a

ecointernet 6/25/13
ECO-CORRUPTION: Through #greenwash of @FSC_IC old-growth logging, @RAN @Greenpeace @mongabay @WWF help destroy #rainforest paid to protect.

ecointernet 6/24/13
ECO-CORRUPTION: Through #greenwash of @FSC_IC old-growth logging, @RAN @Greenpeace @mongabay @WWF help destroy #rainforest paid to protect

ecointernet 6/24/13
@RAN @Greenpeace @SierraClub @WWF @Mongabay make living & build empire greenwash old-growth forest logs #ActonClimate http://t.co/jXwZNgfK69

ecointernet 6/24/13
ECO-CORRUPTION: Through greenwash of @FSC_IC old-growth logging, @RAN @Greenpeace @Mongabay @WWF help destroy what they are paid to protect

ecointernet 6/24/13
SHAMEFUL! @Greenpeace helps log Earth's last primary forests for throwaway consumption w/ @Mongabay greenwash http://t.co/qnXA52WPWT

ecointernet 6/24/13
@Mongabay @GreenpeaceUSA keep up their greenwash coddling of old-growth forest logging, shoddy activism & journalism http://t.co/qnXA52WPWT

ecointernet 6/7/13
#rainforest Indonesian President visits Greenpeace ship 3 years after it was... Mongabay http://t.co/T4nZP3RShu *to log old-growth together

ecointernet 5/31/13
#rainforest World's largest Redd project finally approved in Indonesia: Mongabay http://t.co/G5CcGzuSF3 *must not #greenwash old-growth log

ecointernet 1/18/13
#biofuel Palm oil sustainability initiative must rule out deforestation, says group: Mongabay http://t.co/DzhNJW46 *blatant greenwash

ecointernet 5/15/12
#rainforest Wildlife in the tropics plummets by over 60 percent: Mongabay http://t.co/aKYGbzLm *tragic, @Mongabay let's log rest habitat

ecointernet 5/14/12
#rainforest Emissions from deforestation depend on fate of cleared trees: Mongabay http://t.co/Zlpv6dju *@Mongabay more on better slavery

ei_rainforest Rainforest News 5/12/12
#rainforest Could logging help conservation efforts in rainforests?: Mongabay http://t.co/5STW4WRg bad science, media bias, ecocidal lies

ecointernet 4/23/12
#rainforest How do we save Africa's forests?: Mongabay http://t.co/96LRpBWd *please don't say by logging

ecointernet 3/18/12
#rainforest Global rainforest carbon map released online: Mongabay http://t.co/sUHCoXhT *the better to target primary forest logging

ecointernet 2/16/12
@RAN @Greenpeace @WWF @ConservationOrg @UNREDD @FSC_IC @Nature_Org @EnvDefenseFund @Mongabay greenwash primary forest logging as a solution!

ecointernet 2/11/12
@RAN @Greenpeace @WWF @ConservationOrg @UNREDD @FSC_IC @Nature_Org @EnvDefenseFund @Mongabay greenwash primary forest logging, are dangerous

ecointernet 1/19/12
As long as @RAN @Greenpeace @WWF @Mongabay @EnvDefenseFund @nature_org @FSC_IC @conservationorg shill for primary forest logging never ends

ecointernet 1/18/12
@Mongabay clarifies they & REDD for primary forest logging for plantations before they were against it http://t.co/sboQPYqc Confused? Us too

ecointernet 1/12/12
Global rainforest movement has become lethargic, bureaucratic & corrupt as greenwash logging old forests - blame @RAN @Greenpeace @Mongabay [Forest [email protected]_Forest 1h]

ecointernet 1/12/12
Mongabay greenwashs logging old primary #rainforests with biased & agenda-driven REDD+ & FSC coverage - don't give @Mongabay money [Climate Change [email protected]_Climate 5h]

ecointernet 1/12/12
Unethical & conflict of interest for @Mongabay to campaign for REDD+ while claim environmental journalists, ignoring its #rainforest logging [Climate Change [email protected]_Climate 2h]

ecointernet 1/12/12
More @Mongabay misleading, agenda-laden REDD+ reporting j.mp/z6CUnk - @EcoInternet response on.fb.me/wqMT54 - logs @oldforests [Climate Change [email protected]_Climate 4h]

ecointernet 1/12/12
As long @RAN @Greenpeace @WWF @Mongabay @EnvDefenseFund @nature_org @FSC_IC @conservationorg shill for primary forest logging will never end [Old Forest [email protected] 5h]

ecointernet 1/12/12
As long as @RAN @Greenpeace @WWF @Mongabay @EnvDefenseFund @nature_org @FSC_IC @conservationorg shill for primary forest logging never ends [New Earth [email protected] 5h]

ecointernet 1/12/12
CONFLICT INTEREST! @Mongabay interviews Greenpeace on REDD+ primary forest logging w/out noting founded, past chair & #greenwash FSC logging [Dr. Glen [email protected] 5h]

ecointernet 1/12/12
Mongabay greenwashs logging old primary #rainforests with biased & agenda-driven REDD+ & FSC coverage - don't give @Mongabay money [Old Forest [email protected] 5h]

ecointernet 1/12/12
Mongabay supports logging old primary rainforests @Mongabay [Climate Change [email protected]_Climate 21h]

ecointernet 1/12/12
@Mongabay interviews Greenpeace on REDD+ & primary forest logging, without noting GP founded, past chairman & #greenwash such logging by FSC [Dr. Glen [email protected] 18 Jan]

ecointernet
Whole global grassroots movement exists question & resist primary rainforest & other old forest logging, would never know reading @Mongabay

ecointernet
@EcoInternet campaign to end primary forest logging now targets @Mongabay for rehashing REDD/FSC falseshoods primary forest logging is good

ecointernet 1/12/12
Indonesia could earn billions from REDD Mongabay http://t.co/xA7ob4EY - apparently REDD+ about earning money & not protecting #rainforests

ecointernet 12/29/11
Orgs like @Mongabay building @UNREDD forest carbon finance w/out resisting its primary forest logging doing grave disserve to @oldforests

ecointernet 12/29/11
Orgs like @Mongabay building @UNREDD forest carbon finance w/out resisting its primary forest logging doing grave disserve to @oldforests

ecointernet 12/8/11
@WWF & @Greenpeace conclude #REDD now funding to convert primary forests to plantations, yet media & @Mongabay ignore http://t.co/BGcqnV7y