‘BBC Wildlife’ loses a key player with heart


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BBC Wildlife editor Sophie Stafford was very personable, who made the top nature magazine accessible to mainstream readership and actually replied to you in person! She will certainly be missed by this writer…. 

BBC Wildlife Magazineone of the world’s most prestigious natural history titles, announces that its next three issues are to have special guest editors as the magazine continues its search for a permanent editor following the departure of Sophie Stafford in June.



TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham takes the reins of the August issue, which is on sale now, followed in the September issue by Mark Carwardine, zoologist, photographer, conservationist, BBC TV presenter and regular contributor to ‘BBC Wildlife Magazine’. The October issue will be guest edited by Steve Backshall, TV presenter, adventure naturalist and writer. Each guest editor will be invited to shine a spotlight on some of the wildlife topics closest to their hearts and will present that month’s magazine though the editor’s letter.


Jemima Ransome, Publisher of ‘BBC Wildlife Magazine’, commented: “We’re thrilled to be working with such a fabulous line-up of wildlife aficionados and I’m sure our readers will be as delighted with their input as we are. It’s a great opportunity to introduce different viewpoints into the magazine and I’m looking forward to the new editor taking up the gauntlet thrown down by these three experts.”


The exciting collaborations follow the departure of Sophie Stafford, who recently stepped down as editor of ‘BBC Wildlife Magazine’ to pursue other interests and a freelance career. The magazine is currently recruiting for a new editor to lead the title, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, to new heights.



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