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.

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.

Traditional fishermen returning to sell their catches in a mangrove creek, Kenya. Mangroves, under threat from many sources, provide valuable economic benefits to local communities.

This picture shows one of a growing number of urban farmers in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, who is able to supplement his family's diet by farming a plot of land in town. A study by the Mazingira Institute found that almost one in three urban households in Kenya farms crops in towns or cities.


Overpopulation is too big a problem to ignore

Sir John Sulston, Nobel prize-winning biologist and chair of the Royal Society's ongoing study into People and the Planet, warns here that population must not be ignored if we are avoid a 'vast human tragedy'

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