August 2012



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.



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.



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?


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