IN THIS EXCITING ISSUE:
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?