|First issue||January 1963|
|Company||Immediate Media Company|
BBC Wildlife was launched in January 1963 as Animals Magazine, edited by filmmaker Armand Denis. In 1974 the magazine was renamed Wildlife, and in November 1983 the magazine joined BBC Magazines as BBC Wildlife.
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 columnists include:
Regular writers include:
- Chris Packham
- Amy-Jane Beer
- Stuart Blackman
- Mike Unwin
- Mark Eveleigh
- Tim Birkhead
- Patrick Barkham
- Helen Scales
- Stephen Moss
- "Mag ABCs: Full circulation round-up for the first half of 2013". Press Gazette. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
- "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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