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Stork of the dump

Opportunistic white storks are shortening winter migrations in favour of human landfill sites and fish farm leftovers

Trophy shutdown

This week, strict new US wildlife regulations come into effect, aimed at stopping trophy hunting and protecting the world’s remaining wild lions

Conserving Liberia

‘If you want a country to be able to manage or conserve its forests and biodiversity, it must have the local capacity to do it,’ says Dr Mary Molokwu, who has been establishing academic forestry and conservation programs in Liberia.

The power of pilots

Frans Schepers, the managing director of Rewilding Europe, outlines the actions and ambitions of the organisations plans for building a network of rewilding areas across Europe

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
Laura Cole speaks to George Monbiot, environmental journalist and author of Feral, on the rewilding debate, carnivores and being human

Rise of the shearwater

Once a common sea bird on the Isles of Scilly, by the start of 2014 Manx shearwaters were on the verge of extinction due to a rodent invasion. But dedicated conservationists and some rat poison can go a long way

Running wild

More Europeans than ever before are migrating from countryside to city and rewilding initiatives – such as the re-introduction of European bison into Romania’s Tarcu Mountains – may offer a better mix of ecology and economy for the land left…
What can countries such as the UK learn from rewilding initiatives taking place in Namibia?

Safe from harm

In Australia, a private conservation organisation is taking the lead in attempts to halt one of the worst extinction crises of modern times
Centuries ago, the forests and glens of the Scottish Highlands were home to wolves, bears and wild boar, before deforestation and hunting drove them to extinction. Olivia Edward meets the owner of the 9,300-hectare reserve at Alladale, who plans to…

Life returns

Located in the heart of the Congo, World Heritage-listed Garamba National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Africa. However, decades of abuse at the hands of rebel armies and commercial poaching gangs have decimated its once prolific…

Rewilding Britain

Rewilding Britain, a new environmental charity, was launched out of the recent surge in interest in rewilding ecosystems. Geographical talks to Helen Meech, its first director, about the role the organisation will take
In the dunes near the urban centre of Randstad in the Netherlands roams a group of European bison, part of a unique project aimed at returning this emblematic beast to Dutch land
In one of the worst mammal die-offs in recent history, more than half the world’s population of saiga antelopes were found dead in Kazakhstan over the course of two weeks
The outer margins of British bird ranges have been moving further north at an average rate of 3.3km a year, research says. As climate change is predicted to shrink bird ranges in the long-term, Geographical investigates why this anomaly is…
Already known as a keystone species, research shows that beavers in North America can also sink excess nitrogen in the watershed

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

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