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The bone eater of the skies

The bearded vulture lives almost entirely on bones, cleaning carcasses off the land and so preventing the spread of disease. They are crucial, and critically endangered. South Africa’s Maloti-Drakensberg Vulture Project works to protect and conserve them.

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The quiet crime

If a tree falls in a forest and no-one is around, does it make a sound? Forestry crime is cutting swathes through the world's rain forests, which could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation. Yet it continues quietly under the radar.

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