Just over a decade ago, the wildlife of Rwanda's Akagera National Park was on the verge of being lost. But as the country continues to rebuild after its turbulent past, work is underway to bring the park's ecosystems back to life, with communities at the heart of its success That’s the big bull,’ whispers Drew Bantlin, gesturing towards a large white rhino. ‘Be careful, … [Read more...] about Rewilding Rwanda’s Akagera National Park
John McManus explores what climate change means for Qatar, one of the world's richest countries I wonder if there will be crowds. The race doesn’t begin until midnight but, given how Doha’s malls and coffee shops are always busy through to the early hours, that shouldn’t be a discouragement. I walk the final 500 metres to the Corniche. When I arrive, I’m disappointed … [Read more...] about Taking the heat: Can Qatar survive climate change?
Photographer Laurent Weyl travels to French Polynesia to meet the children leading a new approach in marine conservation It’s difficult to imagine a more remote place than the Marquesas Islands, a group of volcanic islands that form part of the French Polynesian archipelago situated halfway between South America and Australia in the Pacific Ocean. Yet even here, or perhaps … [Read more...] about Children of the Marquesas Islands are inspiring a new approach to marine conservation
The zoological collection of Chicago's Field Museum contains an astonishing array of birds which provide an insight into the causes of biodiversity loss Fourteen years ago, my nine-year-old twin sons, Ben and Theo, and I were given a tour of the zoological collections at the Field Museum in Chicago by John Bates, associate curator of the bird collection at that time. … [Read more...] about Fragile life: how birds go extinct
Along Cameroon's coastline, a battle for once-rich waters is taking place, pitting artisanal fishers against huge industrial trawlers At the heart of Youpwe market sits a catacomb of dried fish. Scorched and stacked by the thousands, they keep for weeks under tin shades and faded canopies. Patricia Wandou, a rollicking woman in her 50s, sorts them into baskets. Born in … [Read more...] about The fight for fish in Cameroon’s disputed waters