Our July issue is out now!

Our July issue is now in the shops and available digitally. Features include:

Photostory: An eye on the world
A preview of winning images from the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition to mark the start of an exhibition showing at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) headquarters over the summer

The slippery summit
Mick Conefrey sheds new light on the 1954 Italian expedition to K2, which spawned one of history’s most famous and enduring mountaineering controversies

Pipe dreams
Thembi Mutch reports on the discovery of large natural gas reserves in Mozambique and asks whether the southern African country can now expect a prosperous future

A twist in the plot
A selection of illustrations from a new book, Mapping it Out, that explores the post-modern world of cartography

Unravelling Peru’s dolphin hunt
Jim Wickens travels to the southern Pacific to investigate why Peruvian fisherman are slaughtering some 15,000 dolphins every year

Cast adrift
Edward Lewis reveals the impact that the Egyptian revolution has had on the felucca captains of Aswan

And don’t forget…
… our regular features including a round-up of the latest geographical and climate science news; a hotspot focus on the USA; tips on photographing deserts; an Essential Gear about kayaking, cycling and climbing around Skye; an interview with renowned British geographer David Harvey; and lots, lots more

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Hilary Bradt

is the co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides. Forty years after her first book 
was published, she talks to Olivia Edward about 
her most frightening travel experience, and why she still hitchhikes in her 70sRead on

The green dragon awakens

China has achieved remarkable economic success following the principle of developing first and cleaning up later. But now the country with the world’s worst environmental record is changing its ways. Mark Rowe reportsRead on

Great crested dancers

Hunted almost to extinction in the UK during the 19th century, the great crested grebe has undergone a remarkable recovery – good news for photographers hoping to capture its ‘weed dance’, says Keith WilsonRead on

An 8,000-metre apprenticeship

Cho Oyu is considered to be one of the easier 8,000-metre peaks. But when Tori James joined an expedition to climb this Himalayan giant, she found the challenges were unrelentingRead on

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HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL: To accompany his article on Peruvian dolphin hunting, environmental investigator Jim Wickens talks to us about how it feels to film a dolphin hunt and how it has changed his own behaviour


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