The Pantanal is national heritage: protecting the world’s largest wetlands

Spanning Brazil, Paraguay and BoliviaSpanning Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia and home to 4,700 species, the Pantanal wetlands are under threat from deforestation and agriculture. But local people are taking on the challenge to protect this unique region

Shenzhen – from rural village to the world’s largest megalopolis

When Leo Houng arrived in Shenzhen in 1974, it was an unremarkable Chinese settlement that ‘smelled of countryside’. Since then, he has witnessed the city rise up at a bewildering rate – with little regard for the families caught in its path.