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Steven Amstrup has dedicated his life to polar bears, working to understand their behaviour, mitigate their threats and conserve their remote and threatened polar habitat
Zoos do a lot more than welcome excited visitors; closures due to the pandemic are affecting conservation work worldwide
The winner of the Earth Photo competition was Jonk with a set of photos depicting abandoned buildings overtaken by nature
For this month's Discovering Britain trail, Rory Walsh encounters a view of twin peaks on the Berkshire Downs
Every autumn in the Caucasus Mountains, men climb to the top of Nordmann firs to harvest pine cones whose seeds will feed the lucrative European Christmas tree market. But this activity generates very limited economic benefits for Georgia’s Racha province, despite it being richly endowed with coniferous forests
Geographical’s first ever Christmas Gift Guide. Eco-friendly, ethically made, sustainable...
 BluHope is back with a day of webinars to promote protection of the oceans
WildEast, a grassroots community initiative, is encouraging volunteers to commit 20 per cent of any land they own to nature recovery
With growing global awareness of the risks of hunting and consuming bushmeat, a group of researchers decided to speak to those who do it 
Researchers have identified the extent of microplastic contamination throughout the Everest region. Their expedition charts the extent of environmental change and pollution in one of the world’s most sensitive and remote places
Hazel Barton is a microbiologist and cave researcher. She is passionate about the alue of exploration to help humanity combat the planet's most urgent issues
Scientists are working to mimic the transfer of immune-boosting microbes that takes place during vaginal births to help those born by caesarean section 
The Thames Estuary has long been home to heavy industry, rubbish dumps and drained marshes, but restoration projects are inviting wildlife back in 
Tim Marshall examines the backdrop to current geopolitical struggles in Belarus
Whydahs and indigobirds, collectively known as the vidua finches, show an amazing ability to mimic the chicks of other birds in a parasitic display of Darwinian evolution

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