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A lack of awareness is preventing adequate monitoring of destructive tornado events in Europe
Following the route of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, Felicity Aston travelled into the heart of the Canadian Yukon in search of treasure. Armed with a shovel and a gold pan, did she strike it rich?
Duane Silverstein is the Executive Director of Seacology, a California-based NGO with a focus on islands. In 2016, it assisted Sri Lanka in protecting the entirety of its mangrove forests

Race for the Coast

Justine Curgenven swapped her usual cold climate for the hot, sweaty and remote coast of Papua in Indonesia, aiming to kayak 1,000km along the shoreline. Despite plenty of preparation, the region was still able to throw up the unexpected
Explorer Henry Worsley passed away last January following in the footsteps of his hero, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Journalist and co-director of Ice Tracks Expeditions, Angie Butler, reports on the plan to reunite the two adventurers one final time
A few years ago Ulaanbaatar was a sleepy backwater – not anymore. Multinational corporations now sponsor star wrestlers, while amateurs often combine day jobs in the mines with training and competition. Mongolia’s national sport is changing the country’s image
In an increasingly health-conscious China, tourists are flocking to a small village in the south fabled for aged residents and life-giving natural properties
After three months en route, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust conservationist Sacha Dench and the Bewick’s swans arrived in the UK, raising awareness of declining numbers along the way
New Zealand is a hiker’s dream with pristine beaches, mossy forests, volcanic desert, tussock plains, gin clear rivers and mountain ranges, and with the added bonus that it often feels as though you have the whole place to yourself
Rolex is celebrating 40 years of bringing pioneering, life-improving projects to the fore
Join Sir Ranulph Fiennes for a special screening of Scott of the Antarctic at the RGS-IBG
For her work protecting South African black rhino populations, Cathy Dreyer won the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa
Bill Bailey is a comedian, musician, actor and presenter. His latest project is the book, Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to British Birds, available now from Quercus Books
A Spanish cultural divide has been ripped open by the overturning of Catalonia’s bullfighting ban
Chris McIvor OBE is the head of Save the Children in Sri Lanka and has worked for aid agencies for more than 30 years. His latest book, The World is Elsewhere, is available now from Sandstone Press
Geographical presents extracts from four explorers at the RGS-IBG Friday Night Lecture for Explore 2016
Explorers share a strange experience from the wild and what it taught them 

Off the beaten path

A long-term scouting project kicked off this year, to create the first Transcaucasian hiking trail across Georgia and Armenia. Chris Fitch hitched a ride to observe how such an ambitious undertaking can be achieved in this remote and mountainous region

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