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Home under threat: Endangered savanna elephants have a migratory corridor in the Kavango region. A CURIOUS APE

A vast area of Namibia and Botswana is under threat from oil and gas exploration. Devastating consequences are feared for...

Nilanjana Bhowmick on the double whammy of natural disaster and Covid-19 that has brought a vulnerable...

Machiguenga children at play in Manu’s spectacular wilderness, while their pet spider monkey explores a tree. CHARLIE JAMES/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/ALAMY

Indigenous people living in Peru’s Manu National Park have been locked out of its management. Could change be on the horizon...

Seirian Sumner gives voice to a creature of amazing ecological value that humans usually consider a pest and the stinging scourge of summer picnics.

A tiny but fierce hunter explains to Seirian Sumner why humans need it around.

From left to right: Bullseye harlequin poison dart frog from the rainforest of Colombia. Dirk Ercken/Alamy; A conservationist demonstrates to a class of schoolchildren the whooping crane costume used to rear chicks. Nature and Science/Alamy; Andatu, the first Sumatran rhinoceros born in captivity in Indonesia. Reynold Sumakyu/Alamy

Four case histories of extraordinary efforts to save threatened species. 

A majestic Indian tiger on the prowl. India’s tiger numbers are up – to roughly 3,000 from fewer than 2,000 in 1970 – as a result of a massive conservation effort. But it has also forcibly displaced many tribal peoples, who had lived sucessfully with the animals, from their ancestral lands. PANORAMIC IMAGES/ALAMY

As the alarm sounds on the sixth mass extinction, Dinyar Godrej squares up to what we need to do to avert...

Baiga women in Madhya Pradesh, India collecting leaves. Credit: ephotocorp.

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As the UN convenes the Biodiversity Summit in New York, Joji Cariño, Andy Whitmore, Milka Chepkorir...

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Vanessa Baird examines the free-for-all consensus when it comes to the world’s oceans, and its implications...

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Sea-bed mining promises many riches, but at great risk. Should we pause for thought? asks marine biologist...

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The race is on to patent all marine life – and some have got a head start. Marine...

Spix's Macaw bird from the hit film 'Rio' is now extinct.

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Nele Marien explains the scale and cost of financial lobbying against biodiversity efforts....

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By introducing bee hives to their fields, Indian farmers are improving productivity – and lives.

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Facts and figures about trees and forests, from carbon control to biodiversity.

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David Ransom on plans to dig the biggest hole in the world and what it could mean to local biodiversity.

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Lasanda Kurukulasuriya on the fight to safeguard biodiversity and the rural economy.

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