April 2014

   

HUNG OUT TO DRY

Mark Rowe reveals why the continued loss of global wetland areas could spell trouble for biodiversity, climate change and the livelihoods of millions of people around the world

 

NIGHT OF THE WOLF

In an edited extract from his new book, Tim Cope describes a terrifying encounter with wolves in central Mongolia during his 10,000-kilometre journey from Mongolia to Hungary

 

A RUGGED PARADISE

Sarah Gilbert reports from the little-known Aysén region of southern Chile on the foundation of the new Patagonia National Park

 

PHOTOSTORY: PICTURE PERFECT

A preview of images from the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition, due to open at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) this summer

 

HOLDING ON TO TRADITION

Harriet Fraser asks whether biodiversity and carbon-storage targets will force Cumbria’s upland farmers to give up a 1,000-year-old way of life

 

SEARCHING FOR MOBY DICK

Will Millard joins a group of fishermen hunting sperm whales around the Indonesian islands of Nusa Tenggara

 

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