August 2012

IN THIS EXCITING ISSUE:

 

Portfolio: Best of British

Breathtaking pictures by the 2020VISION team of award-winning wildlife photographers show Britain’s plants, animals and unspoilt wild places in a spectacular new light.

 

Agenda

Jaguars spring a surprise, a rescue plan for turtle doves and ideas for new ‘Cinderella’ conservation icons. Plus Mark Carwardine on the challenges of managing wildlife tourism.

 

Animal Athletes

As the Olympics come to Britain, we introduce our alternative squad of high-performance non-humans. Discover why brown hares leave Usain Bolt for dust over 100m, diving gannets can survive a 95kph impact, and springtails would make champion pole-vaulters.

 

Giant salamander

Meet the 1.5m-long, 25kg amphibian lurking in the streams of Japan – a gentle giant that evokes the era of the dinosaurs.

 

Back to the wild

Stunning photos of clouded leopards, one of the world’s most endangered and mysterious big cats, tell the heart-warming story of the rescue and release of two orphaned cubs.

 

 Wild Mauritius 

Join a quest for the island idyll’s rarest species, from kestrels to pink pigeons, and find out what’s being done to conserve them.

 

Wildlife art

At last – we reveal the hugely talented winners of the hotly contested BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012 competition.

 

Books

July’s best reads, and Kieran Mulvaney shares his favourite book.

 

Tales from the Bush

Risks of answering the call of nature on safari.

 

The Big Question: Drought survivors

How do Britain’s species cope with dry times?

 

Issue Details
On Sale Date: 
3rd July 2012
Volume: 
30
Issue Number: 
8
Available

Download the latest issue:

 

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here