NATURE

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
As climate change increasingly melts ice and permafrost in the Earth’s most northern regions, deadly toxins – presumed buried forever – are returning to the surface
A progressive approach to conservation unites snow leopards and local villagers in the Indian Himalaya
Listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the IUCN, the double-humped camel has nonetheless proved a remarkable breed. John Hare of the Wild Camel Protection Foundation outlines makes a case for the future of the species
In Thailand, marine biologists are teaming with sports fishermen to help find, record and preserve one of the ocean’s most mysterious creatures
Is the Northern Rangelands Trust the case study the rest of Africa needs to safeguard the continent’s iconic wildlife?
Nearly hunted to extinction in the early 20th century, the wild carnivore is now making a welcome comeback for farmers in the UK
With an life expectancy of at least 272, the Greenland shark has been recognised as the longest living vertebrate animal on the planet, and how long they can live is still a mystery

Trees of Life

As the most common tree species in the UK, the English oak holds both a venerable and symbolic place in the nation’s landscape and heritage

Boom in wildlife crime

The world’s fourth largest criminal enterprise is the illegal trade in environmental products. Now both INTERPOL and the UN are calling for greater collaboration and leadership to combat these activities

The windy isles

The Galápagos islands take steps towards a fossil fuel-free future, as San Cristóbal’s wind and solar capacity is significantly expanded

Hu(g)e worries

Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at coral bleaching
Latest figures from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) show that worldwide energy intensity has decreased by nearly one-third between 1990 and 2015 with reductions seen in both developed and developing countries

A vanishing idyll

Few sights encapsulate the essence of summer better than a hay meadow in full bloom, and July is when many wild flowers are at their peak
Hurricanes and tropical cyclones trigger carbon dioxide uptake in forests

Bison: home on the range

The designation of the North American bison as the national mammal of the US is recognition of the remarkable conservation efforts that have revived the species from the brink of extinction
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at energy storage
The UK’s last wild lynx disappeared around 700AD. They could return in a trial introduction in 2017

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