Andrew Howley is a longtime contributor to the National Geographic blog, with a particular focus on archaeology and paleoanthropology generally, and ancient rock art in particular. In 2018 he became Communications Director at Adventure Scientists, founded by Nat Geo Explorer Gregg Treinish. Over 11 years at the National Geographic Society, Andrew worked in various ways to share the stories of NG explorers and grantees online. He also produced the Home Page of nationalgeographic.com for several years, and helped manage the Society's Facebook page during its breakout year of 2010. He studied Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He has covered expeditions with NG Explorers-in-Residence Mike Fay, Enric Sala, and Lee Berger. His personal interests include painting, running, and reading about history. You can follow him on Twitter @anderhowl and on Instagram @andrewjhowley.
  • Paul Brown

    So so awesome. More! You all are doing a wonderful thing share your discoveries as they happen. Keep on!

    • Richard Ruggiero

      Thanks very much, Paul. I hope that you have seen news of the Ivory Crush event that the US Fish & Wildlife Service conducted at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal this past Thursday. We are very committed to addressing the ivory crisis using all the means available to us and our colleagues. We hope that crushing six tons of ivory sends a clear message to the world and that it is heard by the potential buyers of ivory, who consciously or not, create this global problem, as well as the traffickers and their colluders and those who support the poachers. While at the event, I felt an almost overwhelming sadness, having seen over thirty years of elephants’ suffering at the hands of mankind. Those who toured the repository during the event were moved by what they saw–many to tears. In this awareness, concern, and alarm, I feel great optimism. If we can spread this message around the world, I truly believe that people put an end to this scourge. At the end of the day when leaving the site, I saw over a dozen students from the University of Denver, rallying, cheering, and holding signs expressing their enthusiastic support for what we were doing. They reminded me once again that the future of the elephant, and indeed the Earth, is in the hands of the younger generations. I pray that they do a better job than my generation is doing. My blog entries are usually quite depressing. Today I feel exhilarated and revitalized. Let’s work together, with more focus and passion, and never stop protecting elephants– nature’s greatest living monument.

  • Henry Mielenz

    Deer National Geographic . I m understand smoll english . I m speak germany . Ich hoffe auf gute zusammenarbeit und moechte mich dafueer bedanken .Vieleicht koennen wir weiter miteinander corespondieren . Ich habe wenig gekd zur verfuegung und zuechte kleine katzen . my home is my sweet home . Ich bin froh wenn man mir probleme mitteilt und ich helfen kann . Greting H.Mielenz Stay Healty .

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