85 A reptile survey has found that vegetarian species live longer


“What will it take? What tragedy will wake us all from our lethargy and shake us into action?”p23


Revealed: previously unseen mountain lion behaviour


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81 Birds’ knees

Our expert busts a longstanding zoological myth Plus Do ants use toilets, how howler monkeys call so loudly and seal facts 84 Understand rain gardens

How to create vital wildlife habitat


Boids are back! Ralph Steadman’s quirky illustrations return with the release of Nextinction

106 Book reviews

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92 What are the best birding holiday destinations?

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Why won’t governments do more for wildlife? 34 Subscription offer

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A quest to see the ‘golden takin of Shaanxi’


“We humans owe our colour vision to plants.

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“No fewer than 22,784

species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction.”p25



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