Editor's Note
We give four stars to An Incovenient Truth, film’s first serious look at global warming.
By David Seideman

Audubon View
Audubon and its partners are working to save Long Island Sound.
By John Flicker


Field Notes
Glen Canyon rises again; new protection for the spotted owl; Alaska’s vanishing lakes; more.

Al Gore's Second Chance

Saving the planet is a tall order, but the ex-VP just might be the man for the job.
By Andrew Lawler

To the Shores of Montezuma

Protecting a New York wetlands crucial to migrating waterfowl and shorebirds.
By Kenn Kaufman

Plum Foolish

As developers set their sights on Maine’s north woods, the stakes extend well beyond the northeast’s last great wilderness.
By Ted Williams

Earth Almanac
Dragons on the wing; “tuna” of the desert; a salamander to the rescue; hairy business.

By Ted Williams

Audubon at Home
Suburban Renewal

Reclaiming America’s prairie heritage, one backyard at a time.
By James McCommons

Appetite for Destruction
Eating ethically and changing the world.
By Kathleen McGowan

Swamp Muse
Observations on an elusive butterfly in Louisiana’s wetlands.
By Gary Noel Ross

One Picture
Eye Appeal
Seeing eye to eye with a parrotfish.
Photograph by Dos Winkel/Text by Les Line


Take the High Road
There are a lot of things that make a travel destination the right choice, because in the end, how you go is just as important as where you go.


Last Resort

With a little extra time and effort, you’ll be deep in the Peruvian Amazon, in a place ruled by caimans and anacondas, seven-foot otters, chattering monkeys, and birds to match every color of the rainbow.
By Alex Shoumatoff/
Photography by Mattias Klum


Cover photo by Mattias Klum



Power Lunch

Sure, life’s a little bare-bones when you visit this camp on southwestern Alaska’s McNeil River. But hearing a brown bear eat a salmon will forever change your idea of luxury.
By Jeff Fair 

The Original Oz

It’s vast, rugged, and stunningly beautiful. Australia’s Northern Territory, with rivers alive with giant crocs, deserts ringing with birdsong, and a culture rich with aboriginal tradition, is truly a place like no other.
By Rene Ebersole








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