Hugh Biggar


Hugh Biggar has worked as a reporter for print and online publications, as a consultant for international agencies including the United Nations Development Program and the U.S. Peace Corps, and as an advisor for the Roshan Learning Center for refugees in Jakarta, Indonesia. He earned an MA in public affairs journalism from Stanford University with additional coursework at Stanford's school for International Policy Studies.

By this writer
Peaceful protectors of Cambodia’s Prey Lang forest, threatened by loggers and local authorities, vow to fight on
25 Nov 2020

International award goes to volunteer forest rangers in mainland Southeast Asia’s last lowland rainforest

A year later, still entrenched in the fight for Peru’s Chaparrí forests
15 Oct 2020

Environmental defender Javier Ruiz Gutierrez continues battling agribusiness and criminal networks to protect a national...

How are California’s redwood forests weathering fires and climate change?
17 Aug 2020

A look at climate change in the California Floristic Province

What to think of California’s new Tropical Forest Standard
18 Nov 2019

In its latest move as a global climate leader, the state directs new ‘low-carb’ standards at forests

Species loss is a loss for landscapes
2 Oct 2019

Thousands of species imperiled, critical update finds

Tackling logging in Cambodia? There’s an app for that
22 Jul 2019

Smartphone app helps communities fight illegal logging

Burn notice: Fire’s reality in the 21st century
1 May 2019

Scientists make call-to-action for a fire-smart future

In Ghana, one man plants a future with 20 million new trees
22 Apr 2019

This Earth Day, meet West Africa’s young eco-warrior

Forest protection efforts earn Indonesia millions
25 Mar 2019

Norway to pay the country for its reduction in emissions

Closing the land rights gap for 2.5 billion people
28 Nov 2018

Indigenous and local communities need tenure to protect – and survive in – landscapes

The restorative powers of the underground
22 Nov 2018

Tony Rinaudo’s uses what lies beneath to turn drylands into forests

Indonesia seeks to turn the tide of global ocean health
6 Nov 2018

Focused efforts to decrease plastic waste

Food demand outpacing sustainable supply as population booms
23 Oct 2018

Annual GAP report says production must become more efficient

What’s threatening the Congo Basin’s peatlands?
1 Oct 2018

Risks to the Cuvette Centrale carbon sink

New app helps African farmers find the right tree
8 Sep 2018

Vegetationmap4Africa app