Last autumn I wrote a chapter on wildlife for a new book. Entitled Mediterranean Islands it is edited by Charles Arnold, with publication scheduled for this March. An accompanying wall map has already been published. It will be distributed by Portfolio Books Ltd (UK) in a new imprint also called Mediterranean Islands. The wildlife content includes an outline of the Med's mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and other fauna, with particular emphasis on the many island endemics.