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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Everything you need to know about drylands
25 Mar 2021

The ubiquitous, un-trumpeted ecosystems that are critical to feeding the world

New maps of global forest carbon flux offer fresh insights for action
23 Feb 2021

Bridging the gap toward the global stocktake

Central Asia’s fruit and nut forests: the real Garden of Eden?
17 Dec 2020

Birthplaces of some of the world’s most beloved snacks

Building the business case for biodiversity
3 Nov 2020

Why investing in natural capital makes sense for people, planet (and profit!)

Into the invisible, indispensable world of microbial biodiversity
26 Oct 2020

Zooming in on the micro-organisms that populate our internal and external ecosystems

Cloud forests: narrow bands of biodiversity filled with mist, fog and mystery
26 Oct 2020

Life in particular altitudinal conditions that are narrowing with climate change

Tackling climate change, biodiversity loss and food insecurity with nature-based solutions
19 Oct 2020

New Resilient Landscapes initiative links public and private actors to scale up efforts

Peatland forests: the swamps and bogs where tree-planting isn’t clear-cut
28 Sep 2020

The delicate ecosystems that can mass-store carbon – but only with the right tree species

The Brazilian Cerrado: the upside-down forest on the frontlines of agriculture
25 Aug 2020

Welcome to the wettest savanna on Earth

How is climate change affecting biodiversity at the poles?
24 Aug 2020

A look at the states of life in the cold

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