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Hive minds

As part of a worldwide effort to reverse declining bee populations, tiny micro-sensors are providing vital insights into the lives of thousands of honey bees in Australia
Wildlife photographer Kym Illman offers tips for budding safari photographers

Home to roost

Peregrine falcons are finding a new lease of life amid Chicago’s urban high-rises

They are the walrus(es)

An estimated 35,000 walruses have ‘hauled-out’ of the sea to Point Lay, Alaska coinciding with the decline in summer sea ice. Geographical takes a look at what this relatively new behaviour means for walrus populations in Alaska
An all-female ranger group, the Black Mambas, are determined to eliminate the threat of poaching from the Balule Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Plastic birds

Plastic waste in the oceans has become such a problem, it’s now being predicted that within fifty years every seabird will have ingested the material

Big game

Illegal hunting may have gotten headlines recently with the death of Cecil the lion, but as Geographical’s exclusive investigation shows, the real problem with wildlife poaching is taking place at an institutional level

Lion's bane

Despite protection from hunting, the annual survival rate for mountain lions in South California is dangerously low. A 13-year study details how they are mainly killed by their greatest threat, human activity

Winning the Rat Race

Following a landmark eradication project, South Georgia is on the brink of a major conservation success story – being able to declare itself rat-free

Trunk calls

An elephant early warning system is preventing deaths across India’s tea and coffee plantations
Camera traps capture rare and varied animal life on the world-famous Serengeti National Park, including lots of curious creatures fascinated by the cameras themselves

Protecting the great ape

In Nigeria, critically endangered gorillas are getting a lifeline, by virtue of a conservation project providing safe passage between two protected areas

Learning to swing

A team of British tree surgeons are heading to the Indonesian island of Sumatra next month to help rescue endangered orang-utans from the rainforest

US loses honey bee colonies

Winter beehive losses are down over the previous year, but April 2014 to April 2015 saw an increase in summer losses too. It’s a change over previous patterns, and the cause is still a mystery

Man’s best friend

When it came to mastering their ancient hunting grounds, ‘modern’ humans had a technological advantage over their Neanderthal rivals – the dog
Pollinating insects are facing a global crisis, attacked with pesticides by farmers around the world. But work being undertaken in Kenya is showing how farmers and insects could live together in harmony

The tiger widows

The Sundarbans, which span India and Bangladesh, is a special place – a rich and diverse ecosystem, a vast carbon sink and the world’s largest mangrove forest. It’s also home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, notorious for attacking locals who,…

Berries and the bear

As traditional food sources become inaccessible, polar bears are having to look elsewhere for new snacks

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