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.

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Coming soon: Fateful update on the state of nature
17 Apr 2019

A preview of landmark report on biodiversity and ecosystems, releasing 6 May

How 18 countries are kicking the carbon habit
3 Apr 2019

Study finds two main tactics are key

Saving the rare hihi bird by hearing its happy call
1 Mar 2019

New audio technology monitors the nearly extinct species – and their landscapes

How lab-made fashion is changing landscapes
28 Feb 2019

Looking into the future of fabric

How to wash your clothes
28 Feb 2019

9 tips for clean, green laundry

Valentine’s Day Special: Can chocolate survive climate change?
14 Feb 2019

Diversifying cacao’s DNA could preserve its future

The grand young age for environmental efforts
16 Jan 2019

Looking to youth for change

And again, experts proclaim the importance of indigenous rights
20 Dec 2018

Numbers, knowledge, stories show local inclusion foundational to sustainability

Women and children disproportionately affected by malnutrition, report finds
3 Dec 2018

What to know from the 2018 Global Nutrition Report

Our planet’s peatlands: On the agenda at last?
28 Nov 2018

A briefing on peatlands, from fires crises to future conservation

Growing forest landscape restoration from the grassroots up
24 Oct 2018

Linking commitments, bringing in the private sector

Let’s take this further: Advancing the conversation on the private sector and landscapes
17 Oct 2018

Working toward holistic strategies in upcoming Digital Summit

To realize the Sustainable Development Goals, focus on rural women
15 Oct 2018

Key findings from new UN Women report

For Sub-Saharan rural women, making tree-planting worth their sweat
15 Oct 2018

Baobab and strategy for rights and restoration