November 2012



Portfolio: Penguin parade

Photographer Ole Jørgen Liodden celebrates the playful penguins of the sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand.



Ship-struck blue whales, the battle to save the Balkan lynx, hope for Honduran sharks, and why the kids aren’t alright. Plus Mark Carwardine despairs of government inaction.


Secret life of the water vole

Where does Ratty go in winter? Ardent water-vole watcher Kate Long reveals the answers to this and other mysteries.


Wildlife at work

Henry Nicholls explains how the sensory specialities of bees, rats, sealions and hawks equip them for mine-sweeping, gas-detecting and, erm, pigeon-scaring duties.


Forest phantom

Photographer Jari Peltomäki tracks down the enigmatic, elusive hawk owl that quarters the vast boreal forests of the far north.


Where are all the heroes?

Big-name naturalists no longer throng the media – but is that a reflection of the state of conservation? James Fair investigates.


Dragon’s den

Jeremy Holden explores Cambodia’s remote Cardamom Mountains to discover endemic lizards, pitcher plants and giant bovines.



The latest top reads, and film-maker Alan Root shares his favourite book.


Tales from the Bush

Monkey business beside the River Ganges.


The Big Question: 

How did feathered flight evolve? How feathers helped dinosaurs take off.

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18th October 2012
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