April 2013



Barn owls:

Brighter future How grassroots conservation projects are helping one of Britain’s most iconic birds to reclaim its former haunts. By Pete Dommett.

How to see barn owls Dominic Couzens’ top tips will help you to enjoy thrilling encounters with wild barnies.


Why we should eat insects

As horse-meat scandals dominate the news, Richard Jones asks if more of us should switch to eating tasty, healthy arthropods instead.


Walking with cobras 

Snake expert Tony Phelps dares to get close to the venomous Cape cobras of South Africa.


Conservation heroes

You voted in your thousands – now we reveal the conservationist BBC Wildlife readers would most like to hear on Desert Island Discs.


Jaguars in Costa Rica

Breathtaking photos of the big cats and other wildlife of Corcovado National Park.


Reader holiday Botswana

Join Jonathan Scott in the Okavango Delta.


Portfolio: Inside the tiger’s lair

Suzi Eszterhas staked out the den of a tigress for months to produce these stunning – and very rare – photos of young cubs growing up.



Nigerian oil spills, the lethal ‘glue’ killing UK seabirds, and how intensive farming can help wildlife. Plus Mark Carwardine on how to confront whaling, and this month in 1975.



April’s top reads, and Jonathan Kingdon reveals his favourite book.


Tales from the Bush

Special guests visit a camp in gorilla country…


The Big Question: Can we recreate extinct species? 

We explore the science – and ethics – of the latest attempts to bring back lost animals.

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