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...
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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...
Today’s UN special report on climate change and the future of land use makes it clear we must transform the way we use land and produce food around the world if there is to be hope of keeping global temperatures under 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The 2019 National Geographic Further Award recognizes Fei-Fei Li for her groundbreaking contributions in the field of artificial intelligence.
Teams from 13 countries advance in global search for innovative solutions to plastic pollution and will compete for a share of $1.5 million in awards and investment.
The National Geographic Society was founded to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge. We will continue our 131-year commitment to geographic education so that students understand the wonder of our world.
Little brown job (LBJ) is an informal name used by a lot of birdwatchers for any of the large number of species of small brown passerine birds, many of which are very difficult to distinguish. This is especially true for females, which lack much of the coloring that is observed in males. Thank you to...
The inaugural award honors Kavita for her innovative efforts to inform and engage students inside and outside the classroom.
Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme birding. 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...
Current Seychelles President Danny Faure and former Seychelles President James Michel were awarded the 2019 Planetary Leaders award for their commitment to establishing globally protected areas.
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