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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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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Environmental campaigner Claire Nouvian.Photo: Courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize

Making Waves

The untiring campaigner and guardian of the deep, Claire Nouvian, speaks with Veronique Mistiaen about the transformative experience that led to her choosing her path – on to eventual victory.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Greener, richer

Greener, richer

New research suggests that low-carbon infrastructure is not only ethical, it also yields greater economic returns.

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Photo: Blanca Tasilla Moqueira/Women, Mining and Photography 2017

Women against mining – and for the good life

Photography is helping Peruvian women document life near Latin America’s largest goldmine.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018

Happy feet for Chilean penguin campaigners

After concerted campaigning, the Chilean government has turned down a proposal for two open-pit copper and iron mines – that would have sat right next to the nature reserve sheltering the endangered Humboldt penguin. Lydia Noon reports.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Grouper are protected for now. But at what cost?Photo: Matthew Oldfield

Who is Palau’s marine sanctuary really for?

Is Palau's marine reserve as good as it sounds – or a route to luxury tourism?

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Deadliest year for eco-defenders

Deadliest year for eco-defenders

For environmental defenders – from activists to indigenous leaders – 2016 was the deadliest year on record, writes Kelsi Farrington

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
'D12' day of action, Paris, France, 12 December 2015.Photo: Yann Levy / 350.org under a Creative Commons Licence

Why we should feel positive about Paris

Though the deal was a dud, this was no Copenhagen, argue Jess Worth and Danny Chivers.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015

Which way after Paris Agreement?

La Via Campesina’s agro-ecology and food sovereignty offers one possible path toward climate justice, writes Marienna Pope-Weidemann in part one of this two part series.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
Clearing for a coal mine, central Kalimantan forest.Photo: IndoMet in the Heart of Borneo under a Creative Commons Licence

Coal’s hidden ‘double whammy’

Millions of hectares of forest are threatened by coal mining, warns Saskia Ozinga.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
‘Recognizing our rights to live in our forests is part of the solution to climate change’

‘Recognizing our rights to live in our forests is part of the solution to climate change’

Justin Kenrick meets with Sengwer community's Yator Kiptum and Milka Chepkorir about the meaning of climate justice.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
Things are looking up for the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, thanks to its human neighbours.Photo: Andrew Walmsley

Monkey puzzle solved

Jess Worth on flourishing primates in Peru.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015

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The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
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The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
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