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Centuries ago, the forests and glens of the Scottish Highlands were home to wolves, bears and wild boar, before deforestation and hunting drove them to extinction. Olivia Edward meets the owner of the 9,300-hectare reserve at Alladale, who plans to…

Life returns

Located in the heart of the Congo, World Heritage-listed Garamba National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Africa. However, decades of abuse at the hands of rebel armies and commercial poaching gangs have decimated its once prolific…

Rewilding Britain

Rewilding Britain, a new environmental charity, was launched out of the recent surge in interest in rewilding ecosystems. Geographical talks to Helen Meech, its first director, about the role the organisation will take
In the dunes near the urban centre of Randstad in the Netherlands roams a group of European bison, part of a unique project aimed at returning this emblematic beast to Dutch land
President Obama has rejected the controversial oil pipeline, Keystone XL, once and for all. Geographical explores how the pipeline became symbolic of US climate conflict and what it could mean for big oil

Dirty money

The countries of the G20 have been collectively subsidising the fossil fuel industry to the tune of $452billion a year
In one of the worst mammal die-offs in recent history, more than half the world’s population of saiga antelopes were found dead in Kazakhstan over the course of two weeks

The heat goes on

Claims of a ‘hiatus’ in global temperature rises are found to be nothing but hot air

Shoot for the Moon

The hundreds of Blood Moon images that poured onto social media sites the morning after the latest lunar eclipse demonstrates how night photography has become far more accessible to the public

Slow boats to China

Despite 2015 seeing the fourth smallest Arctic ice cap ever recorded, aspirations of easily navigable trade through the Northwest Passage are to be put on ice for several decades

Tipping point

The long-term impact on Antarctica of burning the world’s remaining fossil fuel reserves is found to be strikingly dramatic

Drones for the deep

A start-up is developing ‘EVE’, a sea drone to map and explore the oceans
Omura’s whales are one of the least known and most elusive species of whale. A team of biologists have made the first ever field observations of a population just off the coast of Madagascar
The outer margins of British bird ranges have been moving further north at an average rate of 3.3km a year, research says. As climate change is predicted to shrink bird ranges in the long-term, Geographical investigates why this anomaly is…

Water report

Humanity’s impact on the health of the planet’s oceans has been laid bare in a new report by the WWF
Already known as a keystone species, research shows that beavers in North America can also sink excess nitrogen in the watershed

Canada and the climate

Canada has voted in a new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, showing what some call a ‘desire for change’. Geographical takes a look at the new Canadian leader’s climate and environmental plans

Sound argument

Designating quiet marine areas could help protect sea ecosystems and broaden our understanding of them, research says

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