Copyright FAQs

Can I use pictures that are copyright or in my presentation?

Yes, it is permissible to use images from or in powerpoint presentations, provided images are not altered in any form.


Is it OK to print pictures from or for my personal use?

Provided that images are not distributed or used commercially and that the or logo is not removed, it is OK to print images from or for personal use. Images can be printed and distributed for academic use by schools and universities.


Can I post pictures from or on my web site?

It is permissible to use Mongabay pictures (e.g. those labeled with Mongabay) on your web page for educational or non-commercial purposes. Photos from and, and related sites should not be altered or modified and the Mongabay label found on images should not be removed. If you would like to use images from the site more extensively, please contact us.

Note: permission does not extend to third party images that appear on Mongabay. You need to seek permission directly from the original copyright holder.


Commercial use: I would like to use content in a publication. Is that ok?

To use extended content (full articles) for a print or online newsletter, book, memo, or any other type of distribution that doesn’t fall under terms noted on the specific article, you need permission from Permission is granted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us.

High resolution versions of most photos and images on the site are available.


TERMS OF SERVICE: Copyright and Trademarks

Unless otherwise stated (e.g. under the “published under” license near the top of a page or article), all of the content featured or displayed on the website, including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, images, video, sound, and illustrations (“Content”), is owned by Mongabay, its licensors, vendors, agents and its Content providers. All elements of the website, including without limitation the general design and the Content, are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. The website may only be used for its intended purpose. Except as may be otherwise indicated in specific documents within the website, you are authorized to view, play, print and download documents, audio and video found on our website for personal, informational, and non-commercial purposes only. You may not modify any of the materials and you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information or work contained on the website unless specified otherwise on the web site. Except as authorized under the copyright laws, you are responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on the website. For purposes of these Terms, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the website. The website, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Mongabay or its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on these website.

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User Submission License. Where Mongabay has specifically invited or requested submissions, Mongabay encourages members of the public to submit user published content or user content to Mongabay (“User Submissions”). User Submissions remain the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting content on our website, you expressly grant Mongabay a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Submission, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter created, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. Any such User Submissions are deemed non-confidential and Mongabay shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Submission.

Content Submitted by Users

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  2. Liability. We are not responsible or liable for the conduct of website visitors or for views, opinions, and statements expressed in User Submissions for public display through our website, such as through a forum, user profile or other service. Generally, we do not prescreen information posted to online forums, user profiles or other services. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information in User Submissions expressed or made available on the website are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Mongabay. We neither endorse nor guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any such User Submission. You are responsible for ensuring that User Submissions to this website are not in violation of any copyright, trade secret, or other proprietary right of another person or entity. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trade secret, or other proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from your uploading, posting, or submission of User Submissions to this website.
  3. Monitoring. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor User Submissions to our website to determine compliance with these Terms and any other applicable rules that we may establish. We have the right in our sole discretion to edit, remove or block any material submitted to or posted in any forum, profile page or other service provided through this website. Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to remove any material that Mongabay, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of these Terms or otherwise objectionable, and you are solely responsible for the User Submissions that you post to this website.