> Contact: John Bianchi > jbianchi@xxxxxxxxxxx > 212/979-3026 > > MARCH AUDUBON EXPLORES CITIZEN SCIENCE IN A GUYANA JUNGLE, MAKING > BACKYARDS HEALTHY, AND SHOREBIRDS ON THE EDGE > > David Sibley's Illustrations Illuminate Shorebirds Cover Story > > New York, NY, February 28, 2002 - The twice-yearly spectacle of America's > shorebird migration is a hemisphere-wide event that ranks among nature's > most stirring spectacles. But, as the wetlands these birds need > disappear, the future of America's shorebirds is in grave doubt. The > March edition of Audubon magazine features a special report on these > long-distance fliers, Living on the Edge, by Don Stap with illustrations > by renowned naturalist and artist David Allen Sibley, who has just joined > Audubon as Contributing Editor (see accompanying release) and additional > text by Audubon Field Editor Kenn Kaufman. Stap's report asks the > question "How do we reclaim and restore the wetlands these unique birds > need in order to survive?" > > Going the Extra Yard - There's a movement afoot - and underfoot - that may > mean healthier yards and longer, better lives for you and your family, and > wildlife. Chuck the Chemicals! Trash your sprinkler! Entertain some > birds! Audubon introduces readers to three habitat heroes who prove that > conservation can be easy, it can take place in your home backyard, and can > be far less difficult and expensive than traditional lawn care practices. > > The Treasure of Iwokrama - It's rugged and remote; its rainforest and > raging rivers are home to jaguars and harpy eagles. Writer Scott > Weidensaul and photographer Daniel Borris transport readers to a little > known corner of Guyana, where a unique partnership between scientists and > a local Indian tribe is safeguarding a forest's future. > > Incite - Wanted: More Hunters - America's 33-million White-tailed Deer are > at the heart of a conservation catastrophe. They've caused millions of > dollars worth of damage to our trees, shrubs and crops, but it is the > damage they've caused to natural ecosystems that may be the hardest to > quantify, and to restore. As Audubon's Ted Williams reports: > unfortunately, there is only one solution. > > Photo Essay - Springing to Life - This year's first buds bring relief from > the long, grey of winter. However, a bud is more than a thing of beauty; > it's a complex survival mechanism. Photographer James Balog scales the > heights to record this season al rite in an all-new way. Text by Edward > Kanze > > # # # > You are subscribed to Audubon-News. To unsubscribe, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/audubon-news.