NATURE

British birdwatching is undergoing a transformation: in the last decade telescope-carrying birders have been joined by growing numbers of long-lens bird-photographers. Paul Jepson, from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, finds that a new…
Could a small-scale and portable new method of generating renewable power from the wind revolutionise the energy industry?
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

Waders on the Shore

With hundreds of islands and thousands of miles of beaches, marshes, estuaries, and firths, the British Isles are home to large populations of photogenic birds known as waders
A reconnaissance flight over the North Pacific is attempting to discover the true scale of one of the ‘world's largest rubbish dumps’
Spiking methane levels are probably due to agriculture and wetlands, not fossil fuels, say experts
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the future of hydrofluorocarbons
Measures proposed at CITES to save African lions stop short of providing full protection
New research finds population levels of invasive lionfish are exploding across the Mediterranean
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
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty
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
Enormous structure found in the seabed between the Torres Straight and Port Douglas, could unlock the history – and future – of the Great Barrier Reef
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…

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