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Cryptic coloration is a defense mechanism or tactic that organisms use to disguise their appearance, usually to blend in with their surroundings. One of the benefits of camouflage is that it helps birds to hide from their enemies. Like chameleons matching their surroundings, many birds moult with the seasons to grow feathers that will help...

The song of birds can be soothing and inspiring, but birds sing for more than just the beauty of it. Birds use song, call notes and behavior to communicate with each other. Birds use sound and action to scare off predators or warn other birds about danger, to attract a mate or to defend one’s...

Today, the National Geographic Society is pleased to announce the selection of the 2019-2020 National Geographic Storytelling Fellows. These fellows, nominated by a global panel of experts and selected by a committee at the National Geographic Society, represent the fields of photography, technology, film, art and journalism. These five fellows comprise the second cohort to...

Birds are admired for their beauty, songs, and the grace of their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem. Yes, birds contribute to the environment directly and indirectly. This is often called “Ecosystem Services”. Many ecologically important plants require pollination by birds, and some birds...

Our world’s last remaining wild places are the treasuries of biodiversity and home to most of the world’s remaining wildlife, sustaining remnant communities of wildlife in marginal, degraded habitats through immigration or migration. We must act now to protect our last wild places and ensure the planet's future by committing to protect 30% of our planet by 2030.

As part of the Society’s efforts to help save the Sumatran rhino before it’s too late, we’re working with conservationists like Rudi Putra, a National Geographic Fellow working in Indonesia to protect this critically endangered species. We caught up with Putra to learn more about this project, what inspires him, and what people can do to help save the Sumatran rhino.

NGS in the News

Forecasting on top of the world

Source: ABC News

June 13, 2019

To tackle plastic holistically

Source: The New Indian Express

June 12, 2019