The Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN) seeks to harness investigative reporting and cross-border collaboration to tackle stories at the intersection of climate change, corruption, and governance in the world’s three main tropical rainforest regions: Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia.

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Few stories are more urgent—and global—than the destruction of the planet’s tropical rainforests. The Pulitzer Center’s RIN seeks to create an ecosystem of collaboration among journalists to follow the money and the many illegal practices and legal loopholes that enable industrial-scale deforestation.

The Rainforest Investigations Network is a sister initiative of the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Journalism Fund. It is funded with the support of the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).

If you are a journalist or editor interested in joining this network, please visit our RIN fellowship page for more information or email [email protected]

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Pulitzer Center Announces New Cohort of Fellows for its Rainforest Investigations Network

For the third consecutive year, the Rainforest Investigations Network, a project of the Pulitzer Center, has chosen fellows from around the world who will devote a year to investigate the root causes of rainforest destruction. 


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New AI Platform Monitors Mining in the Amazon Rainforest

Mining, one of the main causes of the degradation of rivers and forests in the Amazon, can now be monitored remotely by journalists, scientists, and other concerned citizens. The Pulitzer Center, in partnership with Earthrise Media, launches the Amazon Mining Watch, a platform powered by an algorithm that analyzes satellite imagery to detect gold mines and other open-pit mining activities in the world's largest rainforest.


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What You Need to Know to Join the Rainforest Investigations Network

We have collected some of your most common questions (and our answers) in this guide to help you in the Rainforest Investigations Network application process.


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Ocean Reporting Network

The Ocean Reporting Network (ORN) uncovers the harmful and illegal practices of the fishing and extractive industries, systemic threats to marine biodiversity and coastal communities, and the supply chains facilitating global demand for the ocean’s increasingly dwindling resources.

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Rainforest Reporting Grant

The Rainforest Reporting Grant provides short-term, project-based funding support to journalists who want to report on tropical rainforests in three key regions: the Amazon, Central Africa, and Southeast Asia. We seek ambitious reporting proposals looking into critical issues including illegal deforestation, Indigenous rights, the extraction industry, biodiversity, and more.