National Geographic - Archive (blog)

2018
May
24,
2018
Last year, the National Geographic Society and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) launched the National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellowships, which support on-the-ground conservation efforts to help save species featured in the National Geographic P...
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May
21,
2018
WHO/WHAT: The preliminary round of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee was held today, Monday, May 21. The top 10 finishers — from the field of 54 state-level champions who took part in the prelims — will compete in the final round to be held ...
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May
07,
2018
Each year, National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions select a group of highly respected educators from the United States and Canada as Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of their commitment to geographic education. As the 12th group of Natio...
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May
04,
2018
With the addition of the Pyrenean desman, National Geographic Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore is about two-thirds of the way toward completing his quest to document every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. ...
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March
08,
2018
For more than 130 years, National Geographic has invested in bold people and transformative ideas across the globe, striving to build a diverse community of explorers working to create a planet in balance. On International Women’s Day, we're celebrat...
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February
22,
2018
On February 15, in partnership with the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Geographic Society hosted and livestreamed an event at the Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., featuring...
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February
12,
2018
National Geographic’s spring 2018 D.C. live event lineup is sure to entertain with experiences for all ages. This spring season offers engaging student and family matinees, live talks, and happy hours with National Geographic Explorers. Hear from ...
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January
23,
2018
From Jan. 9 – 12, the National Geographic Society welcomed renowned photographers for its annual Photography Seminar. The theme of this year’s seminar, “Photography for Change,” reflects the vital contributions photographers have made to National Geo...
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January
03,
2018
The National Geographic Society is committed to educating students about the world, empowering them to succeed and encouraging them to make the world a better place by becoming global citizens. In order to support this mission, the Society launched n...
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2017
December
28,
2017
Did you know that almost half the energy needed to power National Geographic Society headquarters now comes from solar energy? National Geographic is purchasing the renewable resource from Baker Point Solar, Cypress Creek Renewables’ first solar site...
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December
25,
2017
To celebrate the holidays, the National Geographic Society is launching the “12 Days of Photo Ark!” Each day we’ll showcase animals from the National Geographic Photo Ark, a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the mos...
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December
22,
2017
On Dec. 4, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the National Geographic Society hosted the annual WWF Fuller Symposium, a day-long event highlighting key challenges and opportunities in conservation science. This year’s symposium focused specifically on...
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December
10,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Matthew Luskin’s team linked oil palm presence with declining numbers of tigers in Sumatra. ...
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December
09,
2017
By Nancy Fletcher, President and CEO, Outdoor Advertising Association ...
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November
29,
2017
Almost a decade ago, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala launched the Pristine Seas project to explore and help protect the last wild places in the ocean. Since its founding, the project has inspired the creation of 17 marine reserve...
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November
21,
2017
In celebration of Geography Awareness Week 2017, National Geographic hosted a Mapathon to harness the power of geography and technology to safeguard our planet’s treasured wildlife and wild places. ...
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November
01,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Mark Laidre reveals shocking, rarely seen footage of coconut crab predation on a red-footed booby, which could have an important ecological impact. ...
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October
30,
2017
Scientists and conservationists from around the world were joined by special guests, including eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and legendary recording artist Paul Simon, to celebrate the planet’s first-ever Half-Earth Day on Oct. 23. The all-d...
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October
19,
2017
Yesterday, National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell convened the Mapping the World Public Policy Dialogue on Ocean Conservation. The forum, held at the Library of Congress, featured National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enr...
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October
16,
2017
Fellowships will support future conservation leaders working to turn the tide for lesser-known species at risk. ...
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October
13,
2017
Hispanic Heritage Month honors and commemorates groundbreaking pioneers and innovators who identify as Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean and Central and South American. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at National Geographic, we are highlighting Nation...
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October
06,
2017
National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell recently sat down with Denver Frederick, host of the radio show “The Business of Giving.” The program profiles contemporary changemakers who are uncovering solutions to today’s complex socia...
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October
04,
2017
Today, at the Our Ocean conference in Malta, the Government of Niue announced the creation of a large-scale marine protected area (LSMPA) encompassing 40 percent of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Also at Our Ocean, the Government of Chile ann...
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September
25,
2017
On Monday, Sept. 18, the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in Pleasantville, New York, presented National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell with the JBFC Vision Award. At an event “Celebrating Forces of Nature,” Knell was recognized as ...
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September
22,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Rebecca Tarvin’s team revealed a complex, evolutionary trend in Neotropical poison frogs. ...
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September
14,
2017
Milestone marks the more than halfway point for National Geographic Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore on his quest to document every species living in the world’s zoos and other wildlife sanctuaries. ...
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September
05,
2017
For more than 30 years, the National Geographic Society has been dedicated to supporting educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. Now, National Geographic is re-affirming this commitmen...
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August
31,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Andrew Suarez’s team used 3-D X-ray imaging and high-speed cameras to unravel the anatomy of these unusual ant chops. ...
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August
21,
2017
National Geographic Explorers have embarked on many expeditions over the past 70 years to study the phenomena of solar eclipses. On the day of the 2017 total solar eclipse, take a moment to relive footage from the moon’s previous trips between the su...
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August
16,
2017
Archaeology journal Antiquity honors Parcak for 2016 paper detailing a collaborative mapping project in Egypt. The research, funded in part by the National Geographic Society, enhanced the country’s ongoing efforts to combat looting. ...
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