About Mongabay-India


Mongabay-India is an environment and conservation platform that brings high-quality, original reports from nature’s frontline in India. We look at India’s development through the prism of environment and conservation.

Mongabay-India is the India-specific portal of, and is published in English and Hindi. Rhett A. Butler founded in 1999 out of his passion for tropical forests. He named the site Mongabay after an island in Madagascar.

Our main interests are forests, wildlife, oceans, and the conservation sector. We also undertake deep dives on specific topics and geographies.

Mongabay’s readership includes conservationists, scientists, policymakers, officials in development agencies, business leaders, journalists and civil society, among others.

Our content is produced under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 International License allowing other outlets to use our content, commercially or non-commercially, at no cost.

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Mongabay’s Mission Statement

Mongabay improves understanding of the concurrent global scale forces undermining the health of Earth’s systems. Mongabay makes science accessible and elevates the voices and knowledge of people directly impacted by environmental change.

Mongabay is an independent, nonprofit media organization reporting on nature and planetary challenges with a global network of local journalists. Mongabay serves a diverse audience by providing free access to news and information in numerous languages and formats to address knowledge gaps and improve transparency. By revealing the evidence of ecosystem destruction and its consequences for people worldwide, Mongabay creates opportunities to hold those responsible accountable.

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