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How a horde from Mongolia finally conquered the world
Almost half of the species featured in BBC’s Planet Earth II are listed by the IUCN as being ‘near threatened’, ‘vulnerable’, ‘threatened’ or ‘critically endangered’ thanks to human activity. Laura Cole sits down with three members from the BBC’s Natural…
Fingal’s Cave in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides is so famous it’s almost mythical. We know it in our music and in our literature, but as Hazel Southam discovers, it’s quite a task to get out and see both it and all…
Jonathan and Angela Scott are synonymous with Africa’s big cats. Geographical’s photography expert, Keith Wilson, caught up with the couple…
Tim Laman’s stunning treetop orang-utan capture takes top prize as winners and finalists go on display at the Natural History Museum in London
Measures proposed at CITES to save African lions stop short of providing full protection
A proposal calling for the highest level of protection for African elephants has failed to pass
Parties at the CITES conference in Johannesburg voted for proposals to list devil rays, thresher sharks and silky sharks under Appendix II, offering them better protection from international trade following unsustainable fishing for their fins in recent years
Stunning images of our nation’s wildlife make up this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards winners
Delegates at CITES yesterday voted to ban international commercial trade in all eight species of pangolin
The proposed reintroduction of species such as the wolf and lynx to the British countryside is a highly contentious issue. Accurately measuring the impact of rewilding on biodiversity may help to win over the sceptics
From the hotly debated topic of elephants and ivory to deciding the fate of lesser-known creatures struggling for survival, this year’s CITES conference is sure to be one of the most important and potentially game-changing meetings yet
The Annamite Mountains stretch through Laos, Vietnam and northeast Cambodia and are home to a host of unusual creatures, including the little-seen saola, one of the world’s rarest large mammals. But as Melody Kemp reports, a lack of protection from…
Indonesia’s trade in wild birds for domestic use is putting several species, including its own national bird, in grave danger
Civil war and associated illegal mining in the DRC region could see one of our ‘closest living relatives’ completely wiped out within the next few decades
The Great Barrier Reef’s only endemic mammal is now extinct
Bewick’s swan numbers are dropping – and no one knows why. An epic aerial adventure into the Russian Arctic tundra aims to find out the answer
A progressive approach to conservation unites snow leopards and local villagers in the Indian Himalaya

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