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6 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 six 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 £25 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 £18 per year

NHBS is committed to contributing to the sustainable management of the global environment by acting responsibly and considering environmental, social and economic factors in all business processes. We recognise the importance of managing our own direct and indirect environmental impacts and of applying the principle of sustainable development by meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Plastic use

We are concerned about the impact of plastics in the environment and we welcome the increased focus that is being placed on this problem. Currently our Equipment Catalogue, British Wildlife, and Conservation Land Management magazines are delivered in a plastic wrapping. We realise that this is not an environmentally-friendly option, and we are actively working to try to find a better alternative. Our research so far has shown us that this is a complicated subject, and a number of packaging options labelled as ‘eco-friendly’ may in fact offer little improvement or damage the environment in other ways. Novel solutions (e.g. potato starch wrapping) remain prohibitively expensive for the time being and can only go to landfill; many biodegradable plastics produce smaller fragments of plastic when breaking down; recycled plastic packaging is not yet available in sufficient quantities; and paper packaging has a considerably larger carbon footprint than the traditional plastic polywrap. While we fully understand the importance of this matter, we do not wish to change packaging until we have found an option that we are satisfied offers the best possible solution for both the environment and our customers. Reducing our contribution to the plastic problem is a priority, and we intend to change our packaging as soon as we have fully evaluated the options available to us.

Manufactured products

Our manufactured products are built with sustainability in mind. We use responsibly sourced wood and netting where possible and our experienced team work hard to ensure optimal use of materials to maximise efficiency and minimise wastage. Furthermore, our products are built to stand the test of time and will last far longer than lower-quality alternatives.

Paper Use and Recycling

  • We constantly try to reduce the amount of printed-paper produced. Where possible we print on both sides of the paper.
  • All packaging material that we receive from suppliers is reused where possible.
  • The majority of the cardboard packaging we buy is recycled.
  • We stock a wide variety of box sizes to ensure orders are packaged efficiently.
  • Waste paper, plastic and cardboard are recycled through a specialist, licensed contractor.
  • Approved Local Council contractors are used for the appropriate removal of non-recyclable waste.

Power Consumption

Electrical devices and lighting are switched off when not in use.

Disposal of Computer Hardware

  • Old electrical products are disposed of through a specialist, licensed contractor.
  • Printer cartridges are recycled through the manufacturer.

Travel

Public transport is used where possible in preference to cars for business travel.

Cycle to Work Scheme

We encourage our staff to cycle to work and support them in this via the Cycle to Work Scheme which offers tax exemptions on cycles and cycle-safety equipment for our employees who use them to travel to work.