This week we learned that Mongabay won the BBVA Foundation’s 5th Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication.
Mongabay was selected “for its outstanding track record in communicating on nature and biodiversity conservation, especially in the countries of the Global South, thanks to the contributions of over 800 journalists, scientists and other correspondents in more than 80 countries and six languages,” according to the award committee.
Previous winners of the Biophilia Award include the BBC’s environment correspondent, journalist Matt McGrath; The Guardian newspaper; Marlowe Hood, environment correspondent at Agence France-Presse (AFP); and The New Yorker journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction.
The Biophilia Award “recognizes the work of professionals and/or organizations in any country that have contributed exceptionally to improving public understanding and awareness of ecological issues, bringing to bear the best available evidence and knowledge.”
This honor is a testament to the hard work of everyone at Mongabay, from our staff to the contributors who report from Nature’s frontline. Thank you to the BBVA Foundation for the recognition!
A few articles about the award:
Header image: Abhaya Raj Joshi birding in Kathmandu and visiting tea gardens in eastern Nepal and neighboring India. Photos by Ashmita Paudel