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A New Mapping Tool and New Opportunities for Reporting on Wildlife Crime

February 21, 2019
Updates from Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN)

New Mapping Tool Tracks Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Across Europe

Coverage of the illegal wildlife trade in Europe got a boost last month when EJN joined forces with Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism for the launch of #WildEye, a new digital GeoJournalism tool that maps and tracks data on Europe’s role in wildlife trafficking. Read more>> 

New Opportunities for Journalists to Cover Climate Change and Wildlife Crime 

EJN is calling for proposals from reporters looking to receive funding and support through story grants in the Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal Region, as well as those focused on investigations of the illegal wildlife trade in Europe. Read more>>

EJN Partner Launches Five-Part Series on Environmental Change in the Himalayas

EJN’s South Asia Content Coordinator Ramesh Bhushal, photographer Nabin Baral and a team of scientists traveled by jeep, raft and foot through some of the most remote areas of the Himalayas to produce a five-part series published last month that documents the environmental and economic changes transforming the Karnali River system and the challenges people living near its banks are facing. Read more>>

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 in the context of the 3rd Stop IUU Fishing Awards to acknowledge the “unique role journalists and the media can play in combatting IUU fishing and associated activities,” issues the West Africa Fisheries Project has been training journalists to understand and expose. Read more>>

CCMP Fellow’s Reporting on Vulnerable Sea Turtles in India Continues to Garner Attention 

Freelance journalist Karthikeyan Hemalatha, who served as a Fellow with the 2018 Climate Change Media Partnership supported by EJN, published a story in The Times of India that drew attention from the state government and justice system in eastern India and raised awareness about the impact of fishing on the vulnerable Olive Ridley turtle population. Read more>>