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By Dr. Jonathan Baillie, National Geographic Society executive vice president and chief scientist In the natural world, love can sometimes be hard to find, especially when your options are uniquely limited. For Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog, it appeared he did not have any options. Collected from the wild in 2008, Romeo was thought to…

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National Geographic Society Chief Scientist Dr. Jonathan Baillie and Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala are among the authors of a new scientific paper that outlines a Global Deal for Nature—a time-bound, science-driven plan to protect the planet’s land, ocean, and help to solve the climate crisis. In order to prevent catastrophic changes to our world, the…

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As part of our mission of driving toward a planet in balance, National Geographic created Last Wild Places (LWP), a decade-long initiative to help protect the places that sustain life on Earth. LWP has partnered with Kenya’s Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) to support its community-led conservation approach, which is transforming the role of indigenous communities…

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The National Geographic Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are pleased to announce the second cohort of National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellows. These 13 conservationists will work with Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species in Asia featured in the Photo Ark to help bring them back from the brink of extinction….

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In recognition of their commitment to geographic education, 45 highly respected educators have been selected as the 13th group of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2019 Fellows will embark on expeditions to locations including the High Arctic, Alaska, Central America, Antarctica and the Galápagos Islands on board Lindblad Expedition ships to…

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The National Geographic Society today announced the election of Afsaneh Beschloss and Kevin J. Maroni to its board of trustees. Beschloss is the founder and CEO of RockCreek, a leading global investment firm that applies technology and innovation to sustainable investments. Maroni is the managing partner of Maxply Capital Management, LLC, an investment partnership focused…

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The results are in for the second level of two of National Geographic’s student competitions: the GeoBee State Competition and the GeoChallenge regional competition that took place nationwide on Friday, March 29. More than 4,600 students competed across the United States and territories in National Geographic GeoBee State Competitions. Each GeoBee State Champion received a…

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating members of the National Geographic community who are expanding the field for more women, like Laurel Chor and Nicola Sebastian. While they’re at different stages in their careers—Laurel is at home in the field, while Nicola is just getting started—since connecting at Explorers Festival Hong Kong, they’ve…

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Spring has begun in the Northern Hemisphere which means that birds are in their breeding plumage and flowers are beginning to bloom. In the Southern Hemisphere autumn is underway and some bird species will begin migrating to warmer areas. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of  birds in flowers and leaves, your…

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“The Flinders River rises in the Great Dividing Range and flows into the Gulf of Carpentaria on which continent?” If you answered “Australia”, you’re correct! Thousands of students from across the United States and U.S. territories will test their geographic knowledge in the National Geographic GeoBee State Competition(formerly the National Geographic State Bee)on Friday, March…

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In collaboration with the National Geographic Society, the Kennedy Center will exhibit 100 powerful photographs taken by refugees and underserved youth who have participated in National Geographic Photo Camps over the past several years. Featuring photography from 10 countries including Mexico, Myanmar, Greece and Cuba, the exhibition will include a selection of photographs never before…

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