BBC Wildlife

BBC Wildlife is a British glossy, all-colour magazine about wildlife, operated and published by Immediate Media Company. It produces 13 issues a year.

BBC Wildlife
EditorPaul McGuinness
Total circulation
(January to December 2021)
First issueJanuary 1963
CompanyImmediate Media Company
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

BBC Wildlife was launched in January 1963 as Animals Magazine, edited by filmmaker Armand Denis.[1] In 1974 the magazine was renamed Wildlife,[1] and in November 1983 the magazine joined BBC Magazines as BBC Wildlife.[1]

From 1981, and for 23 years, it was edited by Rosamund Kidman Cox. In May 2004, BBC Wildlife moved to Origin Publishing, which became Immediate Media, and Sophie Stafford took over the editorship after working as a section editor for two years. In 2013, Matt Swaine took over the reins, followed by Sheena Harvey in 2015. The current Editor, Paul McGuinness, took over in May 2019.

Editions are now numbered such that the January 2005 edition was volume 23, number 1.

Regular contributorsEdit

Regular columnists include:

Regular writers include:


  1. ^ a b c "Key moments in the history of BBC Wildlife Magazine". Discover Wildlife. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015.

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