A young boy walks past the turbines at Muppandal wind farm, Tamil Nadu, India. Muppandal is one of the largest wind farms in Asia.
Nomadic Penan leader Along Sega and his grandchild examine a tree stump near their village in the Sungai Nyakit area of the Sarawak rainforest in Malaysia.Their homeland is undergoing one of the highest rates of logging on earth.
This worker on the Juliana-Jaramillo Banana Producers' Co-operative in the Dominican Republic benefits from the membership of a Fairtrade organisation. This guarantees farmers a minimum wage throughout the year.
This satellite image shows the termini of several glaciers in the Himalayan mountains of Bhutan. The glaciers have been receding over the past few decades, and lakes have formed on the surfaces and near the termini of many of the glaciers.
This gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, photographed north of Point Barrow in the Arctic, is one of 13 species of Great Whales.
After 20 years of reporting on People & the Planet in print, video and online, Planet 21 now finds that donor funding is insufficient to continue the research, global news content and factfile updating that is essential if the job is to be of unique value.
So, regretfully, we are ceasing all further additions to the website from today. Our searchable archive will, however remain on line for the rest of the year - and can be re-activated if funds are forthcoming.