May 2013



Special investigation: Saving the polar bear?

Can this Arctic icon survive climate change? Experts explain what they think the future holds and what can be done to help.



Tim Birkhead delves into the fascinating private life of this colourful garden bird with extraordinary singing talents.


The lost migration

George B Schaller shares the remarkable discoveries made during his decades-long quest to track the chiru, or Tibetan antelope.


Pond assassin

We report on the dramatic comeback of the fen raft spider, Britain’s largest arachnid and one of our most impressive predators.


Exposure: Cassowary

Christian Ziegler befriends an avian giant.



Adventures with chimpanzees in the forests at Tanzania’s Gombe Stream, made famous by Jane Goodall’s pioneering research.


Camera-trap competition

Call for entries: the 2013 contest is now open.


Portfolio: Sebastião Salgado

The top photographer shares spellbinding black-and-white images of the planet’s iconic fauna, part of his ambitious project Genesis.



Rare gorilla twins, proposals to feed wild polar bears, bird hunting on Malta, and winners and losers at CITES. Plus Mark Carwardine on a controversial pipeline, and this month in 1989.



May’s best reads, and Tony Juniper reveals his favourite book.


Tales from the Bush

What do you do when your boat has floated away leaving you stranded with a wolf?


The Big Question: Why do birds sing?

We reveal why birds spend so much time and energy singing, particularly at dawn.

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