In the August issue of Geographical, editor Katie Burton tackles the tricky world of taxonomy, exploring the ways in which new species are discovered and classified. It might sound simple, but the way the process is carried out has significant implications for conservation, and not everyone agrees how to do it. Meanwhile, Jacob Dykes visits a conservation project in Essex in which fishermen and biologists work together to restore the oyster reefs of old; and Chris Fitch lines up to take on the Olympics, asking whether its flawed financial model can be improved. Plus, on patrol in the mountains of Armenia to spot an elusive cat, and a walk among the Iranian neighbourhoods of Vancouver.
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