Finntopia

Finntopia

Danny Dorling and Annika Koljonen explain how Finland has come to be so equal, peaceful and happy – and sketch out the lessons we might learn from its example.

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NI 529 - The biodiversity emergency - January, 2021
Wafa Ali Mustafa holds up a picture of her father during a demonstration on the International Day of the Disappeared, at Alexanderplatz, Berlin.Photo: Ahmad Kalaji

The search for Syria’s missing

The families of the disappeared are not giving up their search until they have answers. Jan-Peter Westad reports.

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NI 529 - The biodiversity emergency - January, 2021
An ingenious agroforestry farming system, which combines trees, shrubs and crops is practiced throughout Ethiopia’s lush southern highlands.Photo: Olivier Bourguet/Alamy

The sheltering forest

Tesfa-Alem Tekle travels to meet the Ethiopian farmers whose unique agroforestry system has kept hunger at bay for millennia.

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Industrializing pathogens? Cattle pictured in a feedlot in South Africa.Photo: Martin Harvey/Getty Images

Planet Farm

As industrial agriculture encroaches into the last wild places of the Earth, it’s unleashing dangerous pathogens. Time to heal the metabolic rift between ecology and economy, suggests Rob Wallace.

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

What it takes

Around the world thousands of conservation projects are trying to rescue wildlife species in peril, often against huge odds. Each of them will face unique challenges, as these brief case histories demonstrate. Words: Dinyar Godrej.

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Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim.

‘Indigenous people respect all species’

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is an environmental activist and member of Chad’s pastoralist Mbororo community who believes in twinning traditional knowledge with science to tackle ecosystem challenges.

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Machiguenga children at play in Manu’s spectacular wilderness, while their pet spider monkey explores a tree.Photo: Charlie James/National Geographic/Alamy

The limits of Eden

Peru’s Manu National Park is a biodiversity success story. But its management has left its ancestral peoples without voice and agency. Could that be about to change? asks Jack Lo Lau.

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NI 529 - The biodiversity emergency - January, 2021
Tourists and photographers zoom in on wildlife at the Mara river during the great wildebeest migration, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.Photo: Eric Baccega/Alamy

Beyond the tourist trail

Graeme Green speaks with local experts about why wildlife protection in Africa and Asia must push beyond relying on international visitors and foreign professionals towards sustainable, locally led initiatives.

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Photo: USGS/Unsplash

Why I matter

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

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Action & info

Action & info

Action, information, and advocacy groups to support on biodiversity.

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 Another chunk of the Amazon rainforest goes up in smoke. In the last 10 years alone, 38,600 km2 (equal to 8.4 million football fields) has been deforested for ranching, logging, soy and oil-palm cultivation.Photo: Loren McIntyre/Stock Connection Blue/Alamy

The case for nature

We have brought the natural world and its diversity to a breaking point. Dinyar Godrej surveys the damage and explores how we need to act to repair it.

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At a Black Lives Matter protest in London, following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, US, in June 2020. The demonstrator is standing in front of a monument to the women of World War Two.Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Why Black matters

Rahila Gupta examines the history of the contested idea of ‘political blackness’ and makes the case for retaining it in today’s ongoing fight against racism.

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NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020
What remains: inhabitants of Aldeia da Paz, a village in Cabo Delgado, after a 2019 attack by Islamist militants.Photo: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty

Explosive mix

Big international players are moving in to exploit Mozambique’s vast natural gas resources – but to whose benefit? asks Sophie Neiman.

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NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020
A woman at breaking point as she queues along with other relatives of Covid-19 patients to try to recharge oxygen tanks for their loved ones at the regional hospital in Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon.Photo: Cesar Von Bancels/AFP/Getty

‘You’ve done nothing!’

Stephanie Boyd reports from the Peruvian Amazon on the fight to get adequate healthcare that respects indigenous tradition.

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War and peace

War and peace

Dan Smith offers a snapshot of world trends from the 2020 State of the World Atlas.

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NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020
A volunteer at the West End Food Bank in Byker, Newcastle. Over 1.9 million in Britain are now reliant on food handouts in the UK. Photo: Tessa Bunney

How food banks went global

The rise of food charity in some of the most affluent countries is surely a sign that something has gone badly wrong. So why is this broken model being exported to the rest of the world? Charlie Spring investigates.

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Defiantly demanding change in Brooklyn, New York.Photo: Saanya Ali/Majority World

Care not cops

Amy Hall on why defunding police departments could lead to more caring communities.

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Photo: Ally Bruener

My ass and the oceans

Let down by the state and in-home care companies, Ally Bruener struggles to balance care for the planet with her own vital needs.

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The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
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A caring economy November, 2020
A caring economy November, 2020
A caring economy November, 2020
A caring economy November, 2020
A caring economy November, 2020
A caring economy November, 2020
A caring economy November, 2020
A caring economy November, 2020
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