Hear from four members of the 2019 class of Education Fellows as they share their work and tips for other educators.
Over 200 Endemic Bird Areas have been identified across the world, many of these areas being in the tropics and subtropics. When we talk about endemic bird species, this refers to species of birds restricted to a certain region and they cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Thank you to all the photographers...
The 19 members of our Early Career Leadership Program convened in Washington D.C. for orientation to kick off their year-long program.
Last week marked a significant step for protecting biodiversity around the world. Lead negotiators from over 100 countries convened in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss a global strategy to protect nature and wildlife.
Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme September. Birds are admired for their beauty and their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem. These pictures create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here...
Learn more about members of the 2019 class of Education Fellows, what’s next for their school year and how their fellowship has impacted their work.
As the Southern Hemisphere approaches spring, the north is getting into autumn. This marks an important time for bird migration. Migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south, undertaken by many species of birds. Bird movements include those made in response to changes in food availability, habitat, or weather. Thank you to all...
The council of Ascension Island, a UK Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic, recently announced its support for the designation of a giant marine reserve around Ascension Island. At 440,000 square kilometers, the new reserve will be by far the largest in the Atlantic Ocean (roughly the size of the state of California). Once established, the marine protected area (MPA) will bring the highest level of protection to this region’s exceptional biodiversity by prohibiting commercial fishing and extractive industries.
Hear from the female-led team who recently returned from the first of several international river expeditions to study plastic pollution in one of the world’s most iconic waterways — the Ganges River.
Raptors are well known as the lords of the skies and are dramatic hunters. Their name is derived from the Latin word raptare, which means to seize. Eeagles, hawks, buzzards, harriers, kites, falcons, vultures and the Secretarybird are found in this group. The Strigiformes – the night hunters, which includes some owls – are also...
Learn about live events and exhibitions at National Geographic this fall.
Sunbirds and spiderhunters are both from the Nectariniidae family, of passerine birds. These birds are characterised by slender, usually downward-curved bills. Sunbirds are known to hover in front of the flowers (just like hummingbirds) or perch on the branches when extracting nectar from flowers. Males and females of sunbirds species are physically different, often in...
The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of Mara Dell to the newly created role of chief human resources officer, effective Sept. 9, 2019.
National Geographic Contributing Writer David Quamenn received the 2019 Eliza Scidmore award for his impactful work on the relationship between humanity and the natural world.
Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme August. Birds are admired for their beauty and their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem. These pictures create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here...
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