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Discussion in 'TV, Movies, Books about Zoos & Wildlife' started by overread, 1 Feb 2016.

  1. overread

    overread Well-Known Member

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    So I figured this might be an interesting topic to discuss (esp as I just renewed my own) and see what we all have within different regions and areas of interest.

    Thus far my own:
    British Wildlife Magazine - fits very nicely into the intermediate area; reviewing journal content and summarising general wildlife events with depth and good detail to the articles without being as "heavy" as many journals. Very accessible and focused on quality rather than just being a big collection of pretty pictures (as so many magazines are).

    Journal of Mammology - more detailed and a proper journal, but with a subscription rate that is affordable for the casual and keen of interest without being bank breaking. Comes with access to back-issues and has a digital only version as well. It's US based but deals with topics the world over and even in the UK its at an affordable price.

    Amateur Entomologists' Society - which comes with the Entomologists Record and Journal of Variation and the Invertebrate Conservation News - an interesting publication series put together by those of keen interest if not as formal as some other journals.
     
  2. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    My subscription is limited to the Ecological Society of Australia, and its publication the Journal of Austral Ecology. It's a relatively cheap subscription, but the journal is surprisingly good.

    I wouldn't mind subscribing to other journals, especially zoo-related ones, but I don't think I have the time to read them.
     
  3. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Moderator Staff Member

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    Due to the steep price, I stopped paying a few years ago for my subscription, but they still send it anyway. It is Cat News, the twice a year journal of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group. I used to read it all, but most of it is just dry stuff plotting camera trap locations of various study animals. So now I just flip through and only stop if there is something of interest, such as a report of an unusual color morph. I then pass it on to my friend who founded the University of Arizona Wild Cat Conservation and Research Center.
     
  4. Tresio

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    @overread I'm just starting, and have only seen the ZSL Wild About magazine. How does it rank/compare to your recommendations?
     
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  5. overread

    overread Well-Known Member

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    Tresio I've not read the ZSL magazine to know its contents well, though I'm sure there are a few others here who have. If no one replies to this thread in a while try posting your own thread asking about it to lure those in the know out of the woodwork.
     
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  6. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    I don't actually subscribe to a journal as such, but as a member of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales I receive their magazine The Australian Zoologist.

    Back in the 80's and 90's though I was also getting the Dodo, Traffic, Ratel, Animal Keepers Forum, Thylacinus, Animal Kingdom (which became Wildlife Conservation), Koolewong, Australian Birdkeeper, and the shortlived Birds International. And some other bits and pieces I can't remember right now.

    :p

    Hix