December 2015

 

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photostoryJulian Elliott

PHOTOSTORY: LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

The LPOTY competition is now in its ninth year. Geographical presents a selection that brings new perspectives to the beauty of our natural surroundings

 

bearsDaniel Allen

REWILDING: BEAR NECESSITIES

Fewer than 50 Marsican brown bears roam the Apennine Mountains of central Italy. Daniel Allen and Cain Blythe investigate whether new protection measures can bring Italy’s largest carnivore back from the edge

 

reforestationBarney Wilczak

ENVIRONMENT: RESTORING THE LANDSCAPE

As botanic gardens from across six continents come together to restore damaged habitats around the world, Barney Wilczak assess their progress

 

xi-obamaMark Wilson/Getty

PERSPECTIVES: THE POLITICAL CLIMATE

As world leaders come together for COP21 in order to fight climate change. Geographical offers four expert views on the key factors that will be at play

 

mongoliaGeordie Torr

TRAVEL: THE FAMILY WAY

Mongolia’s nomads may be switching to a more urban-based existence, but as Geordie Torr discovered, making the transition away from a rural lifestyle is beset with difficulty

 

exploreTim and Laura Moss

EXPLORE: TWO’S COMPANY

13,000 miles, 27 countries, 452 days, 17 punctures and a pair of Kindles. During Tim and Laura Moss’ round-the-world bicycle trip, technology and tradition proved to be a hospitable combination on the route through Turkey

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