March 2013

In this exciting issue: Secrets of the desert leopard, saving the Indian rhino, black guillemots, Arabian seas, Botswana’s Okavango Delta, pros and cons of culling, nature writer of the year competition 2013, plus much more!




Secrets of the desert leopard

Conservationist Tessa McGregor is on the trail of a mysterious cat that lives in a land of sand.


Dance of the black guillemots

Photographer Cornelius Nelo introduces the handsome, home-loving birds of Iceland.


Saving the Indian rhino 

Andrew Balmford reports from the front line of the anti-poaching war in Assam.


Culling: pros and cons

James Fair asks why we want to control wildlife, and considers the case against the species in the firing line.


Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Editor Sophie Stafford finds out where all the wild things have really gone.


Nature writer of the year

Get scribbling for your chance to win a place on an Earthwatch expedition to Madagascar.



More protection for polar bears, beavers increase on the Tay and the truth about wildlife film-making. Plus Mark Carwardine on the plight of the lion, and this month in 1975.


Portfolio: Arabian seas

Here be sharks, turtles, sea snakes and more... Thomas P Peschak captures the astonishing diversity of these little-known waters.



March’s best reads, and poet and author Ruth Padel reveals her favourite book.


Tales from the Bush

Cage-diving with great whites, for art’s sake.


The Big Question: how do animals flock?

How are animals such as starlings and fish able to move with such synchronicity?

Issue Details
On Sale Date: 
13th February 2013
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