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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement"

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist

About British Wildlife

Since its launch in 1989, British Wildlife has established its position as the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. There is no other publication that offers such high-quality, authoritative, well-researched and accessible articles on such a wide range of subjects. Published bi-monthly, each issue has 84 information-packed pages. There are several in-depth articles in each issue, covering such diverse subjects as the wildlife of London’s churchyards, identifying and recording Britain’s smaller ladybirds, restoration of mountain woodland in the Cairngorms, and the conservation of the Basking Shark. With contributions from top experts, British Wildlife provides the best way for naturalists and wildlife conservationists to keep abreast of new discoveries and the latest trends.

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Each issue is beautifully illustrated with high quality colour photographs and artworks, and with maps, diagrams and charts where appropriate.

The acclaimed wildlife reports section covers the latest news on everything from whales and dolphins to fungi, and is written by a team of respected experts, many representing national organisations. If you want to know what’s happening, whether it’s in the world of moths, butterflies, grasshoppers, snails, lichens or bees, this is the place to find the information. Not surprisingly, many readers tell us this is the first section they turn to in the magazine. The conservation news section is a wide-ranging summary of current conservation issues, from changing agricultural policies to pollution threats and changes in the law, making it essential reading for anyone wanting to stay in touch with rapidly changing events in the world of conservation. Other regular features include: habitat management news – a review of the latest findings and techniques from the field of practical conservation; columns from Peter Marren, Brett Westwood, Amy-Jane Beer, Mark Avery, Simon Barnes, James Robertson, Richard Mabey, Michael Scott, Pádraic Fogarty and Hugh Raven; reserve focus and classic wildlife sites – a detailed look at the history, management and wildlife of some of Britain’s premier reserves and wildlife hotspots; Identification – features written by expert field naturalists, illustrated by photographs and artworks and covering a wide range of subjects, such as newts, clubmosses, darter dragonflies, bats and beetles; and book reviews and letters.

  • Only available by subscription
  • 84 pages per issue
  • Published six times per year
  • Informing naturalists since 1989
  • Contributions from our most highly respected conservationists and natural history writers
  • Illustrated throughout with top quality colour illustrations
  • The only independent magazine covering all aspects of British wildlife and its conservation
  • Featuring the work of the major British wildlife organisations
  • Now part of NHBS, the supplier of natural history, ecology and conservation books and wildlife survey equipment
Superb value for money – more than 480 information-packed pages a year, for as little as £30

"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist