Press release by Wahyu Dhyatmika, Kunda Dixit, Patrick Boehler, Sherry Hsueh-Li Lee, Ying Chan on May 30, 2019.
In a pioneering initiative, journalists from Asia, Africa, and Europe have formed the Global Environmental Reporting Collective to report on environmental degradation and species loss: two of the most important issues of our time.
The collective’s first project – “The Pangolin Reports” – focuses on the poaching, smuggling, and illicit trade of pangolins, the world’s most heavily trafficked mammal.
“While there has been growing media interest in the illicit trade, there is also a need for more cross-border collaboration – among independent journalists with specialized knowledge of their countries’ local situations, ” said Ying Chan, veteran journalist, and co-founder of the Collective. “Such complex, transnational issues require shoestring reporting across continents.”