The Okavango Wilderness Project Team sets off on their annual expedition through the delta.
Many people find pleasure inspiration from listening to birds and watching them. On the other hand, birds also play an important role in the environment because they form an intricate component of ecosystems. Systems like marine and forests environment provide us with food, medicines and many other important raw materials at the same time keeping...
Philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss shares why he was inspired to donate $1 billion towards conservation.
Here’s what our 2019-2020 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellows will undertake in the next year.
Conservationists Tomas Diagne and Patrícia Medici are the 2019 National Geographic/Buffet Award recipients.
Check out what our 2018-2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Fellows have been up to the past year in the field.
The distinction between doves and pigeons seems to not be consistent. In everyday speech, dove frequently indicates a pigeon that is white or nearly white; some people use the terms dove and pigeon interchangeably. In contrast, in scientific and ornithological practice, dove tends to be used for smaller species and pigeon for larger ones, but...
Summer vacation is a time to embrace the heat, embark on outdoor adventures, and travel to new and exciting cities. For many, Washington, D.C., is a popular summer destination since it is full of rich history, iconic landmarks, and fascinating cultures such as Egyptian culture, which is reflected in the city’s architecture, museums, and restaurants. National Geographic is celebrating Egypt this summer, and we encourage locals and tourists alike to experience Egypt by visiting these attractions.
National Geographic Explorers Asha de Vos and Martha Robbins share how conservationists in the field keep their distance and respect the wildlife they're observing.
The National Geographic Society and Esri announced a new partnership that will develop and deploy a suite of solutions for organizations working to conserve protected areas throughout Africa, ArcGIS Solutions for Protected Area Management (PAM).
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...
2019 Eliza Scidmore awardee Lynn Johnson shares how she uses photography to build understanding with others.
Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme Flowers, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week. Our mission is to build a global community around the freedom and beauty...
Since 2015, the Okavango Wilderness Project Team has explored, mapped and studied the Okavango Delta. In June 2019, they were presented with the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Award for their extensive studies in the region.
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...
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