The UN-backed REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme, under which developing nations would be paid not to cut down trees, is being hailed as the saviour of the world’s forests. But is it too focused on quantity rather than quality? Mark Rowe investigates
It is barely half a century since the Born Free story caused the world to re-evaluate humanity’s relationship with lions. A few brief decades later, are we on the verge of having to reassess once more, as lions slide towards extinction?