Audubon has gone to the birds. The National Audubon Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving birds and other wildlife, and their habitats, by conserving and restoring their natural ecosystems. The society operates programs and educational centers in every US state, and in several South American and Caribbean countries, to encourage grassroots conservation and promote environmental public policy reform. Projects have included saving habitats in the Everglades, Arctic Wildlife Refuge, Long Island Sound, and Mississippi River basin. Audubon also publishes Audubon Magazine. A precursor to the society formed in 1886 but disbanded when it grew too quickly. The current society began in 1905.