Male proboscis monkey (photo)
Male proboscis monkey in Sabah, Malaysia. This species is endemic to the island of Borneo.
Colorful katydid in New Guinea (photo)
Katydid nymph in a tract of forest near Manokwari in West Papua, Indonesian New Guinea. More photos of katydids.
Pygmy hippo underwater (photo)
A photo of a pygmy hippo underwater at the San Diego Zoo. More photos of hippos.
Rock wallaby (photo)
Mareeba rock-wallaby (Petrogale mareeba). Photo by Rhett A. Butler. More photos of marsupials.
Colorful chameleon (photo)
Male panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis). More pictures from Madagascar.
Leopard stalking its prey (photo)
This leopard is stalking a group of impala in South Africa’s Mala Mala Game Reserve. More pictures of wild cats
Butterfly with transparent wings (photo)
These Cithaerias clear-winged butterflies can be found in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. A number of similar species are found in lowland forests across Central and South America. More pictures of butterflies and moths.
Rainforest at dusk (photo)
A profile of Borneo’s rainforest at twilight. Taken in September 2014 at the Rainforest Discovery Center in Sandakan, Sabah.
The Rhinos of the Namib (commentary)
Commentary by Cyril Christo It was dusk when we followed two massive male white rhinos passing in front of our car near Etosha in northern Namibia. Lysander, just nine, was ecstatic, watching a primeval explosion of power ambling in front of our car reminiscent of the times when rhinos ruled the earth. At dusk, in the sun infused dimming amber light, the blackness of an all-presiding night was pressing upon us. Our guide’s red lights...
Is ‘human rights’ the right approach for protecting the interests of forest-dependent people?
Commentary by Dr. Prakash Kashwan, University of Connecticut Nature conservation is often promoted in the name of the greater good of humanity. However, in a large number of cases, nature conservation is associated with increased militarization of resource control (see the select bibliography below). International conservation organizations have responded to such concerns by developing proposals for what they refer to as ‘rights-based...
Photo: Lake Pehoe in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Lake Pehoe in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Picture: the threatened Khone Phapheng Falls in Laos
The spectacular Khone Phapheng Falls in Laos is at risk from a dam that would divert water from its flow.
Picture: Blue-eyed butterfly
Butterfly in Sumatra’s Gunung Leuser National Park
Picture: rainforest on Peucang Island, off West Java, Indonesia
Rainforest tree on Peucang Island. More pictures of Peucang Island.
Picture: Blue-footed poison frog
Blue-footed poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio) from Panama
Picture: tropical beach in Indonesia
The beach on Peucang Island, Java. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.
Picture: Hammerhead shark
Hammerhead shark. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.
Mola: the ocean sunfish (picture)
Photo by Rhett A. Butler.
Picture: Red-eyed tree frog
Photo by Rhett A. Butler.
The Joint Declaration of Intent on REDD+ in the Congo Basin between Central African and Donor Countries: making history, déjà vu, and which way forward ?
Op-ed by Ngembeni Wa Namasso, special to mongabay.com The Declaration on REDD+ expected as part of ongoing climate talks in Durban, South Africa, by the Central Africa Commission on Forests (COMIFAC) and some donor countries, was released, Wednesday, December 07, 2011. To many observers this declaration is a ritual and therefore, expected after every meeting by ‘high-level’ decision-makers on forests from that part of the World....