EJN’s West Africa Fisheries Project Receives Special Recognition Award for Its Work on Illegal Fishing
EJN and its West Africa Fisheries Project have been honored with a Special Recognition award by an international panel of judges under the 3rd Stop IUU Fishing Awards. The award acknowledges the “unique role journalists and the media can play in combatting IUU fishing and associated activities,” iss
With the rising impact of climate change, ranging from flash floods, landslides and ocean surges, coupled with the urgent need to implement more effective – and long-term – disaster risk reduction, credible journalist initiatives are increasingly playing a crucial role in informing the public.
EJN member journalist Prasanna Cooray’s stories exploring the destruction of forest reserves in parts of Sri Lanka got communities talking and raised awareness among local and national officials. The deforestation in these areas has since ceased, something community members say is due in part to Coo
From the start of EJN’s Asia-Pacific project in late 2017 to the end of 2018, we have provided grants to 16 organizations to implement projects that aim to strengthen local coverage of climate change and other socio-environmental issues. The project has also awarded dozens of grants, including speci
The Earth Journalism Network's Climate Change Mentorship Program in Colombia aims to help journalism students reach wider audiences and successfully tie local issues to a wider global conversation about the changing climate. Nicknamed Yuca Pelá, after the popular Caribbean plant that adapts to scarc
South African journalists receive training on invasive species thanks to Internews' Earth Journalism Network grant
Efforts by the South African Science Journalists’ Association (SASJA) to upskill members and non-members alike about reporting on environment matters got off to a flying start. SASJA's first “Biodiversity Workshop for Journalists” was held on 18 May in Goudini, at the foothills of the fynbos-rich Du
EJN’s project on Investigating Wildlife Trafficking got off to a strong start with its first story, an investigation into tiger breeding farms in the Czech Republic. Reported by grantee Tristan Martin, the piece exposed how illegal tiger farms are not just a problem in Asia but are also operating in
Oxpeckers' digital geojournalism tool #WildEye gives journalists, policy-makers and the public easy access to data on seizures, arrests, court cases and convictions related to wildlife crime in Europe. Learn how you can use it and contribute.
The Third Pole and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) organized a series of workshops to inform media about the key science issues in the Indus Basin. The Third Pole is an initiative aimed at boosting coverage of climate and water issues in the Himalayan region and in downstream cou
A series of stories commissioned by EJN’s Biodiversity Media Initiative highlighted threats due to habitat loss, the illegal wildlife trade and climate change. Meanwhile, the results of a recent impact survey revealed that a controversial road project in Colombia that was the subject of investigativ
Despite bearing the least responsibility for the conditions accelerating climate change, vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often face a serious information gap when it comes to solutions-based information on how to adapt to climate ch