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As reports of tourists being fed dog meat in Bali surface, Elisa Allen, director of PETA UK, asks if we need to look closer to home before directing our ire abroad?
The idea of rewilding boar into the UK’s landscapes is gaining plenty of traction, but if we truly want them back we’ll need to consider hunting them as well

The Chicken Economy

2017 is the Chinese year of the chicken. This year, the best estimate suggests a record 94 million tonnes of chicken meat will be produced
Despite the many claims of authenticity, modern filmmaking is still struggling when it comes to depicting history
With medical (and especially dental) tourism on the rise, Vitali Vitaliev looks back over a lifetime of leaving his molars across the former Soviet Union
More drugs than you might think are derived from, or inspired by, compounds found in living things - and with every bit of wilderness that disappears under plough or concrete, we deprive ourselves of potential medicines 
The growth of cities is one of the defining challenges of our century. Efficient, compact urban living might relieve environmental pressures, but urban sprawl could add to the climate crisis
On a long-awaited return to Ukraine, Vitali Vitaliev finds a very different country from the one he once left behind
The world is changing, but one thing stays the same – the urge to explore. It’s a part of our human nature, moulded over millions of years of evolution that has shaped the geography of our modern society
We live in an age where awe and wonder at the natural world have largely been replaced by feelings of pity and hopelessness at the injuries we see inflicted upon it

Ecological Effects

$150million. That is the estimated black market value of the 105 tonne-stockpile of confiscated ivory that Kenya torched at the end of April this year

The Bug Picture

How many other species do we share our planet with? The truth is we don’t have the foggiest idea

The genius loci

Geography – both physical and human – can help people establish a sense of place, often simply by going for a walk

Unnatural Climates

Whether anthropogenic climate change began over 8,000 years ago or within the last few centuries, our inadvertent experiment in climate geoengineering is now not only discernible in its effects, but is also providing major challenges for ourselves and future generations
Could artificial dams, placed at the heads of glaciers be a solution to potential water loss in the future?
What does a life outside the European Union mean for the academic discipline of geography in the UK?
Rewilding needs to be positioned as a forward looking and complimentary approach to the existing model of conservation
The UK has a two-track system of support that distinguishes refugees from asylum seekers – this plays into a divisive political message that those with refugee status are more ‘genuine’, and ‘deserving’ of support, than those in the asylum process

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