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The National Geographic Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are pleased to announce the second cohort of National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellows. These 13 conservationists will work with Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species in Asia featured in the Photo Ark to help bring them back from the brink of extinction....

National Geographic Explorers traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, from February 28 through March 2 to participate in the National Geographic On Campus event held in partnership with the University of Virginia (UVA). The On Campus initiative gives college students the chance to connect with National Geographic, encourages students to realize the impact they can have on...

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating members of the National Geographic community who are expanding the field for more women, like Laurel Chor and Nicola Sebastian. While they’re at different stages in their careers—Laurel is at home in the field, while Nicola is just getting started—since connecting at Explorers Festival Hong Kong, they’ve...

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating members of the National Geographic community who are expanding the field for more women, like Explorers Emily Toner and Jen Guyton. While they’re both Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellows, they each take a different approach to storytelling: Emily is a writer focused on land (specifically, soil), while Jen...

Written by Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, founder of Pristine Seas, and Director of the Last Wild Places Initiative For the last ten years, the National Geographic Pristine Seasteam has traveled the world to explore, document and protect the last wild places in the ocean. Together with our partners, we have inspired the protection of...

From Jan. 23 to 25, ranchers and conservationists gathered in Lewistown, Montana, for the 2019 Living with Wildlife Conference, sponsored by the National Geographic Society and organized by American Prairie Reserve (APR). APR is working to create the largest nature reserve in the continental United States and is one of the Society’s conservation partners under...

National Geographic’s spring 2019 live event lineup will transport you from our headquarters in Washington, D.C., to Tokyo, where you’ll walk the bustling streets of the world’s most populous city; to the underwater eden of Palau, where you’ll swim among manta rays; and to Gorongosa National Park, where you’ll hear from Explorers who dedicate their...

National Geographic Fellow, carnivore ecologist, and STEM diversity activist Rae Wynn-Grant has been making a difference for bears, lions, and the communities who interact with them for over a decade. Most recently, she has been working in the Great Plains of Montana, studying bear conservation methods. Her work focuses on causes of carnivore-human conflict and...

Today, the journal Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution published an analysis of a new lion alert system designed to protect lions and help communities thrive. This innovative approach to promoting human-wildlife coexistence was developed with support from the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative. Lion populations have plummeted in recent decades due in part to conflict...

This year marked the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. Over the last century, the law has saved millions, if not billions, of birds from depredatory human activities. In honor of this milestone, National Geographic joined forces with Audubon, Birdlife, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology...