NATURE

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
Mount Paektu is responsible for one of the largest eruptions in recorded history. The first ever international study of the volcano is now underway

Return of the Wolf

Wolves may no longer roam the wild realms of the UK, but plans to bring them back to the Scottish highlands may be a boon for photographers wishing to visually capture the wild beasts
Project to turn carbon dioxide into stone works faster than ever imagined
An ambitious scientific mission has discovered that the deepest known point in the ocean turns out to be a far noisier place than might be expected

Ice loss

David Sugden, Professor Emeritus of the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh, shares his concerns surrounding melting ice in Antarctica, particularly the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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