Articles by Peter Matthiessen

Accidental Sanctuary

By Peter Matthiessen
June 25, 2014 — In Korea's demilitarized zone, two of the world's rarest crane species cling to a precarious haven amid mounting military tensions and encroaching development.
International Travel

The Island at the End of the Earth

By Peter Matthiessen
June 25, 2014 — Just 800 miles from Antarctica, South Georgia intrigued Captain Cook, delighted whalers, and saved Ernest Shackleton. Today it has one of the greatest concentrations of marine birds and mammals on earth.

At the End of Tibet

By Peter Matthiessen
June 25, 2014 — A winter journey to a remote Himalayan valley in Bhutan, searching for the elusive black-necked crane.

The Last Wild Tigers

By Peter Matthiessen
June 25, 2014 — An in-depth report from the scattered remaining strongholds of these beleaguered—and magnificent—creatures.

From the Archives: The Cranes of Hokkaido, by Peter Matthiessen

By Peter Matthiessen
April 07, 2014 — A journey to Japan to see the world's largest cranes.