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Komodo dragons inspired legends of fire-breathing monsters and, as Mark Eveleigh discovered, the trust is almost as strange as the fiction. 
A sanctuary in Thailand is rehabilitating captive elephants with the aim of returning them to the wild. BBC Wildlife's Richard Eccleston reports on the project.
Barbary macaques are thriving on the Rock of Gibraltar. But is there enough space for both people and monkeys?
Seen from below, the white bellies of lemon sharks help them to disappear in bri
Lemon sharks have personalities, make friends, use body language and learn tricks. They’re forcing us to rethink how we see big sharks, says Helen Scales.
Some among Sarawak's Iban consider their local orangutans to be 'family'. Mark Eveleigh joins these descendents of Bornean headhunters to discover why. 
Pigeons in a London park
Some of us think the feral pigeon is a pest, but Steve Harris is smitten by this tough, adaptable and really rather useful bird.
'Pangolin' comes from the Malayan word for 'the roller'
The armour that protects pangolins makes them acutely vulnerable to the deadliest predator of all. James Fair reports on the conservationists fighting to save these amazing mammals from Homo sapiens.
For over a century British nature conservation has led the way - but is it truly representative of today's society? How can we involve and inspire people whatever their background, asks Ben Hoare.
As new life is breathed into Britain’s canals, the reinvigorated network is creating diverse habitats for a surprisingly rich variety of wildlife. Hugh Warwick takes to the water.
Naturalist, writer and artist Tiffany Francis examines why we should still go foraging in the 21st century.
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