The insider: mountian gorilla conservation

In 2018, mountain gorillas were reclassified from critically endangered to endangered, and the latest census showed their population had exceeded 1,000 for the first time in decades. We caught up with Ian Redmond who worked alongside the famous conservationist Dian Fossey, and is now a leading world specialist in gorillas. When did you know that more »

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Medellin graffiti

Medellin: a city transformed

On a recent trip to Colombia, it was Medellin that really captured the attention of our Latin America Specialist Simon. Made famous for all the wrong reasons, thanks to its shady past that was brought into the limelight in Narcos, Medellin is a city that has not always been at the top of travellers’ hot lists. more »

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Grizzly bear

An insider’s guide to bear watching in Canada

In Canada, wildlife comfortably outnumbers people. Of all the outdoor activities that Canada offers, bear watching is one of the best and most rewarding experiences. There are many opportunities to spot native bears, particularly if you know where to look. While most people will only ever dream of getting up close and personal with these more »

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Emperor penguins

Dynasties: where to see the stars of the show

Our Sunday evenings simply won’t be the same now Dynasties is over. From the political struggles of an alpha chimp to the harsh winter conditions faced by emperor penguins, the last five weeks have been an emotional roller coaster that has had us glued to our screens. We’ve laughed, cried, cooed and enjoyed the ultimate sense more »

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