Like the ocean, the steppe seems an endless, vast expanse. In winter it appears desolate but it spring it awakens with life and is full of surprises.
Migratory species from birds to elephants and eels travel huge distances and cross international borders. But man-made problems are threatening these species and their journeys. Cross-border protection is key.
Invasive blue swimming crabs have been causing a nuisance for fishermen in Tunisia, destroying their nets and eating their catch. But now these bothersome crustaceans are helping to put food on the table.
Russia is home to world's largest forest area but logging and climate change are causing woodland to disappear at a rapid pace. Activist Marianna Muntianu is fighting back by with trees and mobile technology.
Young people are leaving Albania's Korab mountain range to find a better living elsewhere. But environmentalists are trying to protect the area's unique nature and way of life by encouraging them to stay.
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