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The shrinking sea: why the Caspian is under threat – a photo essay

With the rivers that feed it drying up, less rainfall and a hotter climate, the world’s largest inland body of water is in peril. With five countries sharing it, can the political will to save this unique habitat be found?Text and photographs by Christ…

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‘A dying art’: India’s female seaweed divers look to a brighter future for their girls

For generations, mothers in Tamil Nadu have taught their daughters the dangerous trade. But while their work has brought them financial independence, few are mourning its passingWith sacks tied around their saris and well-used goggles as their only equ…

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Against the Tide review – old ways vs the new in a study of modern Indian fisherfolk

Seafaring friends from Mumbai cope with a changing climate and an unforgiving economy in different ways in Sarvnik Kaur’s poetic, beautifully shot documentary Sarvnik Kaur’s patient, plangent documentary follows two fishers and friends from Mumbai’s Ko…

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‘It’s not like chicken farming’: why manta rays are chopped up in Sri Lanka

The gill plates of the extremely intelligent fish – many species of which are already categorised as endangered – are sold across east Asia as remedies said to have ‘no basis in medical science’Every morning, starting at 3am, Lakshan hacks up manta ray…

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Turtle concern: Australian businessman denies threatening to sell Conflict Islands to China

Ian Gowrie-Smith says he was frustrated the Australian government did not respond to urgent funding request for turtle conservationGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe owner of 21 tropical islands off the coast of Papu…

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