Chris Fitch

Travels with the Director

Twenty one years, sixteen countries, seven continents... RGS-IBG director, Rita Gardner, unveils vivid images from her own geographical travels around the world
Sixty-two of the natural World Heritage Sites are now at risk from the impact of climate change, a number which has nearly doubled in just three years
An enormous hydropower development in Ethiopia is expected to put further pressure on Egypt’s already fragile water supply
New maps of global reptile distribution reveal significant gaps in the network of protected areas
The discovery of increasing levels of ozone-depleting compounds being emitted into the atmosphere puts pressure on the need to expand the Montreal Protocol
An emotional and divisive documentary that explores the trophy hunting and ivory farming industries, ‘Trophy’ asks to what extent Africa’s wildlife can be commercialised, or even killed, in order to save endangered species?
A selection of in-depth workshops at the RGS-IBG's Explore 2017 will underline the importance of field research as an essential component of exploration

Geostorm directed by Dean Devlin

New blockbuster takes climate chaos to the extreme, where what it lacks in coherent storyline and believable science, it makes up for in planet-destroying special effects

Down the Danube

Earlier this year, a group of packrafters set out on an epic endeavour to paddle across Europe, navigating their way from Ireland all the way to the distant Black Sea. Chris Fitch joined them as they made their way through Slovakia and northern Hungary

Mapping coral

Knowing where past coral reefs existed is a crucial component in understanding the health of existing reefs, and hypothesising which ones will still exist in the future

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