Audubon International takes its name from John James Audubon (1785-1851), the world-renowned ornithologist, naturalist and artist. Through education, technical assistance, certification and recognition, Audubon International facilitates the implementation of environmental management practices that ensure natural resources are sustainable and conserved. Throughout its history, Audubon International has enrolled over 3,000 properties and communities in its rigorous certification programs.
The organization has been successful due in large part to its relationships with a wide range of interested partners. Since 1991, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has served as a strong supporter of Audubon International’s sustainability efforts in the golf industry, and this has included providing over $2 million in financial support to offset fees associated with administering the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.