Hi, Peter Borchert here, founder of Africa Geographic. September this year will see the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the proud history of our company. Africa Geographic magazine will be re-launched as a bigger, better journal that will incorporate its associate magazine Africa – Birds & Birding.
As a result of this decision, August 2012 will see the final issues of both Africa Geographic and Africa – Birds & Birding in their present form. Then, in September, a fresh, exciting ‘new’ Africa Geographic magazine will emerge. In addition to the exceptional articles and photographs about Africa our readers have come to expect, the new-look Africa Geographic will also include extensive, visual-rich birding content for the enjoyment of everyone, but especially our wide and passionate community of birders.
All the standards of editorial and production excellence with which the Africa Geographic brand has been synonymous over almost two decades, will remain the cornerstones of our offering to readers. But now the combination of additional pages and a much larger combined reach into the world will give us an even more powerful platform to tell the story of Africa’s unparalleled wealth of wild creatures and places.
No doubt many of our readers, especially those who have supported Africa – Birds & Birding over the years, will wonder how their subscriptions will be affected? A fair question.
Well, we will be in touch individually with all of our subscribers over the coming weeks to offer a number of options. Rest assured though that, as a matter of course, all Africa – Birds & Birding subscribers will have their current subscriptions honoured via the new Africa Geographic with its now substantial birding content.
May 2013 heralds the 20th anniversary of Africa Geographic which, as many of our longer-term readers remember, was published under the title of Africa – Environment & Wildlife in its early years. We have borne witness to much that has happened in the continent over this time, both good and bad, and I look forward with excitement to our continued and expanded role as Africa’s flagship nature journal, both in print and in digital form, that tells great stories about the continent to a world audience.
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