Mongabay-India is a conservation and environment news and features service that aims to bring high quality, original reports from nature’s frontline in India. As the India-specific portal of the global news platform mongabay.com, this website follows the format of Mongabay’s dedicated Indonesia and Latin America news outlets. Rhett A. Butler founded mongabay.com in 1999 out of his passion for tropical forests. He named the site Mongabay after an island in Madagascar.
Since it was founded, 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 recognised as an accurate and trustworthy source by civil society organisations as well as development agencies.
Mongabay-India looks at India’s development through the prism of conservation and environment. As an emerging economy, India’s growth story has had varying impact on the country’s habitats, natural resources, biological diversity and forest-dwelling communities. Stretching from tropical to temperate latitudes, with a 7500 km long coastline, two archipelagos, and home to the tallest mountains and largest mangrove tracts in the world, India harbours biodiversity hotspots of global importance. From these landscapes, we bring you stories of people, animals, plants and their habitats.
This website will focus on producing written content in English, but in time, we intend to broaden our offerings to video and other languages. Our articles are produced under an open Creative Commons license allowing other outlets to use our content, commercially or non-commercially, at no cost.