CONTENTS

May 2015

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Broadcasters, bloggers, conservationists and royalty all feature on the BBC Wildlife Power List

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6 Barn owl numbers up

Chris Packham’s must-see this month is a barn owl – and there’s good news! 8 May wildlife highlights

Corncrakes, cockchafers and porpoises Plus Latest news and wildlife sightings 11 Understand badgers

Why do badgers have stripes? Plus Discover longhorn beetles 12 Sand lizard breeding

Understand the behaviour you can see this month 14 Dandelion seeds

The science of windpowered seed dispersal Plus Echolocating shrews and giant wood wasps

16 Latest science research

Orca behaviour revealed, orangutan communication and new frog species 20 Costa Rican sloths

Pioneering work tracking sloths’ every move high in the rainforest canopy

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Understand the science of wind dispersal

Features Agenda

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BBC Wildlife Power List We reveal Britain’s top 50 most influential conservation heroes 40 Dusky leaf monkeys

A zoologist explains his research into these secretive ‘spectacled’ primates 58 Seabirds need help!

Changing oceans are having unexpected impacts on certain British species 66 Discover UK butterflies

Our changing attitude to Lepidoptera Plus How to find more butterflies 76 Bears are big business

Alaska’s strange mix of eco-travel and hunting, and what it means for bears

49 Elephant wake-up call

Forest elephants are being hunted at a worrying rate 50 Oil spill report challenge

Conservationists criticise Deepwater Horizon report Plus Snow leopards could be thriving in Siberia 51 N E W My Agenda

Fight to protect a Cornish Marine Conservation Zone 52 Amazon deforestation

Rise in logging linked to global consumption Plus Key rainforest facts 54 You r Fe edbac k

Badgers, rewilding, evolution and hares Plus Local Patch Reporter of the Month revealed

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