Monica Evans


Monica Evans is a writer and community development practitioner based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Since completing her Masters in Development Studies in 2010, she has worked on environmental and community development projects in New Zealand, the Pacific and Latin America. She's particularly passionate about participation, creativity and wellbeing, and has a keen interest in ecology and sustainability. She lives on New Zealand's West Coast, where she teaches dance, grows vegetables and tends to her pet alpacas.

By this writer
Miombo woodlands: the vast southern African dryland forests hiding in plain sight
22 Jul 2020

A belt of expensive timber and African wildlife struggling to survive population growth

What does COVID-19 mean for forest fires?
7 Jul 2020

As the peak of fire season approaches in the tropics, the pandemic could heighten its effects

Mangrove forests: the muddy mazes that stash carbon and hide secrets
28 May 2020

The humid entanglements filled with food and teeming with life

Karst forests: the labyrinthian wildlands of green and bedrock
15 Apr 2020

Into the largely undocumented landscapes of caves, dragons and edible nests

In the Seychelles, blue bonds turn national debt into marine protection
26 Mar 2020

30 percent of the nation's exclusive economic zone is now a marine protected area

Monsoon forests: the tropics’ little-known lands of extremes
23 Mar 2020

The dwelling grounds of amber and elephants – and the world's most threatened major forest type

Thermokarsts: The emissions-releasing landscapes absent from most climate models
10 Mar 2020

The overlooked permafrost phenomena indicate the exposure of massive carbon sinks

Why sustainable fish farming might be an impossible dream
12 Feb 2020

The inconvenient truth about how the fish we eat are fed

Global resource consumption has topped 100 billion tons per year
10 Feb 2020

Circularity is necessary, but how is this achieved?

What are we learning from the Australian fires?
6 Feb 2020

Lessons on Indigenous knowledge, relocation and government aid

Should we mine the Pacific Ocean’s seabed?
27 Nov 2019

Pacific Islands weigh mineral revenues against biodiversity impacts

COP 25 moves to Spain: What does it mean for climate justice?
27 Nov 2019

Questions raised over Latin American representation in Madrid

Footprints in the sand: A mysterious oil spill in Brazil threatens livelihoods
14 Nov 2019

The fisherpeople of Bahia state’s last intact mangrove forest are facing the cleanup alone

Ahead of the ‘Blue COP’ in Madrid, progress made on oceans in Oslo
12 Nov 2019

Delegates addressed the big blue elephant in the room at Our Ocean 2019

In Africa, bamboo bicycles are shifting gears for women in the workforce
12 Nov 2019

Building a sustainable, equitable set of wheels from grass