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GIJN Resources on Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

This spreadsheet is a list of major reports, key groups, examples of investigative journalism, and relevant databases on lllegal Wildlife Trafficking. The collection is part of GIJN’s Illegal Wildlife Trafficking guide, which can be found here. Suggestions for additions to the collection are welcome. Please email here.

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The Investigative Agenda for Climate Change

Although there has been progress on the development of affordable green energy, global greenhouse gas emissions are rising inexorably, according to one of the world’s leading authorities, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Climate change is global, but the causes are not: fossil fuels — largely coal, oil, and gas — account for more than […]

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GIJC23 – Climate: Investigating Impacts

The impacts of climate change everywhere. But how to do in-depth reporting on the widespread human costs — both immediate and longer-term? Speakers from Asia, Africa, and Europe will discuss how to cover topics such as sea level rise, heat, drought, and extreme weather with an eye to the impact on humanity and the environment. […]

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GIJC23 – Climate: Investigating Causes

Hear from some of the world’s most imaginative climate change journalists. Mongabay’s Rhett Ayers Butler presides over a newsroom producing a constant stream of articles on climate change worldwide. Elisângela Mendonça recently has connected the production of the anti-aging cure collagen with deforestation in Brazil. Emilio Godoy’s multi-faceted portfolio includes investigations of gas leaks and […]

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Telling the Stories of South America’s Giant River Basins

The crises of South America’s giant rainforest basins ignore national borders. So should journalism, writes Andrés Schäfer, in this article exploring how different outlets in the region are investigating what is happening along the banks of the region’s largest rivers.

Reduced river gradients, higher rainfall in the Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra river basins, and the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas, are considered the major reasons for migration in the context of climate change in Bangladesh over all. Credit: Moniruzzaman Sazal / Climate Visuals Countdown

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GIJN’s Guide to Investigating Sea Level Rise

For journalists, explaining the causes and consequences of rising sea levels is a critical and challenging assignment. To address this aspect of the climate crisis, GIJN is publishing an extensive guide to support journalists covering the impact of rising seas around the world.

Chapter Guide Video Climate Investigative Techniques Methodology Organized Crime

Wildlife Trafficking: A GIJN Guide

The illegal trafficking of wild animals and plants is damaging biodiversity worldwide and spreading diseases. It’s an international story, with great opportunities for investigations in virtually every country. GIJN’s new guide encourages deep reporting about the subject with tips and tools for covering a global trade.

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Covering the Climate Crisis

From the tropics to the Arctic, Indigenous peoples are on the front lines of the climate crisis, and investigative reporting is critical to tell their stories.

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Climate Crisis: Ideas for Investigative Journalists

This GIJN resource page aims to encourage more investigative reporting about the climate crisis. In Part 1, we begin with articles that provide concrete suggestions for investigative projects. In Part 2, we have collected challenging commentaries on how the media has handled climate change and what it should be doing better. In Part 3, we […]

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Migration Reporting: Sources, Guidelines, Contests

With an estimated 257 million migrants in the world, migration has emerged as one of the most contentious national and international issues. GIJN has gathered resources on this topic, including: Useful sources of factual information Reporting guidelines and media criticism Information on journalism prizes (and the winners) concerning migration Examples of recent and varied stories […]