[audubon-news] FW: MARCH AUDUBON SPECIAL ISSUE FOCUSES ON NUMEROUS THREATS FACING THE NORTH AMERICAN FOREST

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> MARCH AUDUBON SPECIAL ISSUE FOCUSES ON NUMEROUS 
> THREATS FACING THE NORTH AMERICAN FOREST
> 
> Breathtaking Photo Spreads Illuminate Forests Cover Story
> 
> New York, NY, February 21, 2003 - Under the Clinton administration> '> s 
> Roadless Rule - created to set aside 58.5 million acres of pristine 
> wilderness - the beauty and bounty of America> '> s forests are protected by 
> federal law from any type of development.  However, if the Bush 
> administration gets its way, timber sales, road building, and energy 
> development will soon become the order of the day in dozens of roadless areas.
> 
> The March edition of Audubon www.audubon.org <http://www.audubon.org> 
> features a special report on the dangers that industrialization poses for 
> these natural treasures.  Roads to Ruin, by Ted Kerasote, highlights five of 
> these protected forests - from oak and maple woodlands in Illinois to 
> old-growth in Washington - that are in imminent danger of being spoiled in 
> the interest of industry.  With photographs by Kim Hubbard, Brian Smale, 
> Keoki Flagg, Michael Lundgren, and Paul Elledge.
> 
> Over 200 years ago when Louis and Clark ventured through the lands that are 
> now Idaho> '> s Clearwater National Forest, much of the area was untouched by 
> civilization. Today, there are parts of the park that look much as they did 
> during the duo> '> s 8,000-mile trek from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. But 
> now Clearwater> '> s ancient trees and abundant wildlife are both in 
> jeopardy. In A Place Time Forgot, by Sue Halpern, we are shown this 
> magnificent landscape that is in danger of disappearing under the pressure of 
> the timber industry.  Included is Keeping the Legacy Alive, by Sydney Horton, 
> a special fold-out section highlighting the current state of the species> '>  
> Louis and Clark chronicled > "> discovering> ">  throughout their journey. 
> With photographs by Andy Anderson and illustrations by Jack Molloy and John 
> James Audubon.
> 
> 5 Days, 5 Nights, 3000 Miles and 10 Hours of Sleep, but Who> '> s Counting? - 
> Each spring, along the 500-mile Gulf Coast of Texas, teams of die-hard 
> birders battle for five days straight to see who can spot the most bird 
> species in the Great Texas Birding Classic. Dan Koeppel chronicles these five 
> days with four teams as they compete in what has become the Ironman of 
> Birding marathons. With photographs by Chip Simons.
> 
> Traffic Jam - In Indonesia, an illegal animal trade packs local markets with 
> wildlife and peddles it abroad. Through this remarkable photo essay, Andrew 
> Kaufman illustrates the plight of these animals.  Jennifer Bogo accompanies 
> the essay with information on how you can do your part to help stop poachers 
> and keep these animals where they belong - in the wild.
> 
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> 
> 
> ---------------------------------
> Kristy A. Wright
> Media Representative
> 
> National Audubon Society
> 700 Broadway
> New York, NY 10003
> 212.979.3027
> www.audubon.org
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