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...
Diagne and Medici were honored at the 2019 National Geographic Awards in Washington, D.C.
The song of birds can be soothing and inspiring, but birds sing for more than just the beauty of it. Birds use song, call notes and behavior to communicate with each other. Birds use sound and action to scare off predators or warn other birds about danger, to attract a mate or to defend one’s...
The final day of Explorers Festival wrapped up with groundbreaking news from Everest, the stories of women working in the field, and how new narratives of storytelling are the key to building a sustainable future.
Day 2 of the Explorers Festival Symposium was dedicated to the preservation of our rich biodiversity and celebrating those who are working to create a planet in balance.
From April to June 2019, an international team of scientists, climbers and storytellers, led by the National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University and supported in partnership with Rolex, conducted a scientific expedition to Mount Everest, believed to be the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history.
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