My name is Rhett Ayers Butler. Yes, I’m named after the character in Gone with the Wind. I had no say in the matter.
I live in California and am perhaps best known for Mongabay, which I started in 1999 out of my love for nature and animals.
Mongabay began shortly after I graduated from high school, when I started working on a book about tropical rainforests. That effort eventually culminated the creation of Mongabay.
You can find some of my writing for Mongabay here. I’ve also written stuff outside of Mongabay.
Other than LinkedIn, I am no longer active on social media.