18 Earth from Space
The BBC One series revolutionising natural history television through its use of high-definition satellite imagery
28 Captive big cats
Is breeding lions for their bones and ‘canned hunting’ preserving wild populations or putting them at risk?
32 Thesecret life of thewren
Dwelling in nooks and crannies from highlands to coastal cliffs, discover why the wren remains Britain’s most common – yet least observed – bird
60 Beluga whales
Is the arrival of a beluga whale in the Thames a bad omen? We explore the plight of these ghost-like cetaceans
68 Botanical illustrations Why the detailed work of skilled artists remains indispensable in an age of high-quality digital photography
74 Photo story: ying foxes
Doug Gimesy’s images reveal the life of Australia’s big bats, their food-foraging flights and the hazards they face
40 Tracking in Tanzania
An expert safari guide from Selous Game Reserve shares top tips on how to track Africa’s wildlife the traditional way
4 BBC Wildlife
Win! A two-night stay at a luxury hotel
Keep up to date with the big nature stories and latest wildlife discoveries
Scottish conservation groups are calling for the legal protection of beavers
51 Conservation report
The southern Darwin’s frog at risk of losing its rainforest habitat
55 Meet the Scientist
Marine biologist Zafer Kizilkaya on protecting Turkey’s coastal ecosystems
57 Truth or Fiction?
Are false widow spiders really a danger?
59 Mark Carwardine
Can we preserve biodiversity without resorting to killing animals?