Mongabay Environmental News

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About this app

Rhett A. Butler founded in 1999 out of his passion for tropical forests. He called the site Mongabay after an island in Madagascar.

Since then, Mongabay has grown into the world’s most popular rainforest information site and a well-known source of environmental news reporting and analysis. Today Mongabay draws more than 2.5 million visitors per month and publishes stories in half a dozen languages. It is commonly used as an information source by mainstream media, including The Economist, Bloomberg, National Geographic, and the Associated Press. Mongabay is also widely recognized as an accurate and trust-worthy source by civil society organizations as well as development agencies.

Over the years Mongabay’s impact has been substantial. Articles on the site have sparked protests in Madagascar against a French shipping company transporting timber logged illegally from rainforest reserves and helped block destructive projects like a plan to log 70 percent of Woodlark Island off New Guinea for a giant oil palm plantation. stories have influenced investment flows, including a decision to spare Cameroon’s rainforests from logging in order to win payments from the carbon market. Stories and photos have even inspired art.

In 2012 was formed to facilitate the development of new education and journalism initiatives and leverage its existing network, traffic, and reputation. aims to raise awareness about social and environmental issues relating to forests and other ecosystems.
Updated on
Mar 25, 2019

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93 reviews
A. J.
February 28, 2021
Free, yet I've never seen any ads-- and it is high quality formatting. This has a diverse selection of articles and is updated daily. I've seen instances where this app had a news story before the actual website (not sure if that was intentional). Easy and convient subject tabs and bookmarks make finding previous articles easy. Recommend for people interested in news about conservation or the environment in general.
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Mitch Boggs
December 10, 2020
Love the app, until it recently became unusable. If you try to open a story you have a 50/50 chance of the app crashing or getting a completely blank screen. The articles written by Mongabay are as fantastic as ever. If only it were possible to enjoy them on the app, instead of having to Google the headline to actually read the article
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A Google user
September 14, 2018
Fantastic content covering a wide range of conservation and environmental news topics. Easy to use. Also provides links to fascinating interviews by Mongabay Newscast (their bi-weekly podcast). It really ticks all the boxes! A 'must-have' for anyone involved or interested in conservation and environmental science.
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What's new

New features:
- you can now browse local news. In this release additional feeds available for India and Indonesia. Future release will include Spanish feed. Please visit your settings where you find relevant dropdown. NB!: app is going to restart after change on a site has been made.
- separate notifications on new articles depends on user settings.

- improved the way notifications are shown on a screen
- bug fixes