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British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year

Our History

NHBS started life as the Natural History Book Service in 1985 as a mail-order supplier of 500 ornithology books based in London. After two years we moved to Totnes in Devon, where we have remained as an independent, privately held company. In May 1995 we began the transition from mail-order catalogue to online, with the launch of our website, Then, in 2011 NHBS acquired Alana Ecology, the UK’s foremost supplier of ecology and conservation equipment and five years later purchased EFE & GB Nets, a manufacturer of high-quality entomology and aquatic ecology survey tools. Both businesses are now managed under the NHBS brand. NHBS also publishes the magazines British Wildlife and Conservation Land Management, which were acquired from Bloomsbury Publishing in 2016. In late 2019, NHBS launched it's latest business, NHBS GmbH. This new, wholly owned subsidiary is based in Bonn, Germany and enables NHBS to provide the best possible service to all our mainland European customers.

Our core purpose

NHBS’s core purpose is to support those who work to understand, protect, and conserve the natural environment. We do this by:

  • Offering the largest range of wildlife, ecology and conservation books and equipment in the world
  • Providing expert advice and support to ensure that you are confident in using the books and equipment purchased
  • Providing the continuity in products and services that is essential for longer term research projects

As we are passionate about the natural world, in addition to the commitments above we also believe that all businesses can and should be run responsibly. Our environmental policy spells out what we do to minimise our impact on the environment. Finally, we are committed to the health and well-being of our NHBS Team – we actively support our team by providing training and development opportunities as well as supporting them to get directly involved in conservation.

When I ordered some field kit for my OU studies from NHBS, I was impressed by the efficiency and speed of the delivery. Although the couriers managed to damage a small part of the equipment nhbs replaced it immediately without a quibble. Fantastic service at a great price – I'll definitely use you again.

Sebastian Morgan-Clare, Undergraduate student, Open University, UK

I would like to express my thanks for the 2 books I ordered on 14/11. The total service provided has been excellent, from placing my order by phone to their receipt this morning, (as 2 separate items). The packaging of both books was superb and they are therefore in pristine condition. In comparison the packaging methods used by some other book sellers (no names!) has a lot to be desired... and I have been disappointed on a few occasions. Thank you again for the service AND for the books which I shall very much enjoy using.

D Evans, Mycologist, British Mycological Society, Bangor, Wales

The tiles arrived safe and sound yesterday - thank you for such excellent service. They are for use in a new house we're building, and I can tell you your prompt attention has beaten almost every other material supplier hands down.

Mike Denham, Self-builder, Woking, Surrey

What our customers say

Testimonials from NHBS customers

Environmental Policy

How we manage our impact on the planet


Meet the NHBS team

Supporting Conservation

How we support conservation, locally and worldwide


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