January 2016

 

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shackletonFrank Hurley / RGS-IBG

PHOTOSTORY: THE ENDURING EYE

100 years after the destruction of the Endurance, a remarkable new exhibition honours the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the photography of Frank Hurley

 

rhinoBrent Stirton/Getty Images/WWF-UK

DOSSIER: THE HORNS OF AFRICA

Rhino and elephant numbers are falling once more as the black market for horn and ivory grows more demanding, Mark Rowe looks at the measures in place to stem the trade

 

bertramRGS-IBG

EXPEDITION: THE LAST GREAT UNKNOWN

In 1930, a small group set off to cross the largest sand desert on Earth – the Rub’ al Khali. Ann Morris recounts the historic first crossing made by Bertram Thomas

 

bamaThomas Bird

HEALTH: THE ROAD TO LONGEVITY

In an increasingly health-conscious China, tourists are flocking to a small village in the south fabled for aged residents and life-giving natural properties. Thomas Bird reports

 

haitiViran de Silva / Caroline Eden

TRAVEL: BACK ON THE MAP

Travelling through Haiti, Caroline Eden discovers authentic Vodou ceremonies, unexpected mountain views and a country opening its arms to tourists

 

exploreSarah McNair-Landry / Erik Boomer

EXPLORE: WAY OF THE NORTH

Following in her parents’ footsteps, Sarah McNair-Landry battled the twin perils of exhaustion and melting snow in her 4,000km dog-sled circumnavigation of Baffin Island

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