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The May 2016 National Geographic Magazine

Posted On
May 10, 2016
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Look for the May issue on digital newsstands (online at, on smartphones and tablet computers) now at and on print newsstands April 26. Author David Quammen and photographers David Guttenfelder, Charlie Hamilton James, Erika Larson and Joe Riis are available for interviews. Photos and video are available.

The Paradox of the Park What wilderness means to people—and how it is managed— has steadily changed since Yellowstone National Park was founded. Into the Backcountry Yellowstone has become a natural laboratory for tracing the delicate web of relationships that keep an ecosystem alive and healthy. National Geographic magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. Published in English and 40 local-language editions, the magazine has a global circulation of around 6.4 million. It is sent each month to National Geographic members and is available at and on print and digital newsstands (smartphones and tablet computers).

Living With the Wild Yellowstone’s wildlife is adapting to its changing realities. Now people must adapt as well if the park is to remain untamed—and intact. National Geographic magazine’s yearlong exploration of the power of parks, celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service on Aug. 25, 2016, continues this month with YELLOWSTONE: America’s Wild Idea, a special, single-topic issue on Yellowstone National Park.