Autumn 2012



Portfolio: Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year

It’s back! Admire our exclusive preview of a selection of the world’s best wildlife images.



Fish-filching whale sharks, Spanish wetland threat, and alarm for the ’umble ‘sparrer’. Plus Mark Carwardine on India’s tiger-tourist ban.


Reef rescue

The world’s tropical coral reefs may all have disappeared by 2100. Marine biologist Callum Roberts explains why the stakes are so high for these fabulously diverse ecosystems.


Black oystercatchers

Peter Chadwick shares his spectacular photos of these debonair shorebirds at home amid the flying spray and crashing surf of South Africa’s dramatic rocky coasts.


Tiger island

Sumatra is the only island in the world that still harbours tigers. Conservationist Joe Smith shares good news from the front line of the fight to save these elusive and enigmatic feline predators.


Brownfield havens

From building sites to abandoned quarries, ruins and industrial estates, our brownfield land hosts many rare species. Paul Evans sings the praises of these often-overlooked habitats.


Zambia's great plains

Vast and wildlife-rich, yet seldom visited by tourists, Liuwa Plain’s empty expanses host what could prove to be Africa’s second-biggest wildebeest migration. Paul Bloomfield reports.



Autumn’s best reads, and Simon King shares his favourite book.


Tales from the Bush

Men in hard hats save a drowning peregrine.


The Big Question: 

How birds migrate: Expert Mike Toms explains how birds prepare for and navigate on their migratory flights.

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