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18 Earth from Space

COVER STORY

The BBC One series revolutionising natural history television through its use of high-definition satellite imagery

28 Captive big cats

COVER STORY

Is breeding lions for their bones and ‘canned hunting’ preserving wild populations or putting them at risk?

32 Thesecret life of thewren

COVER STORY

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

COVER STORY

Is the arrival of a beluga whale in the Thames a bad omen? We explore the plight of these ghost-like cetaceans

COVER STORY

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

COVER STORY

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

COVER STORY

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 in Oxfordshire.

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WILD NEWS

Keep up to date with the big nature stories and latest wildlife discoveries

49 News

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?

January 2019

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