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On Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, the Argentine Congress passed a bill that established two new marine protected areas (MPAs). Yaganes, south of Tierra del Fuego, and Namuncurá-Burdwood Bank II, in the south Atlantic, encompass a combined 98,000 square kilometers of protected ocean, roughly the size of Hungary. The MPAs are home to an abundance of vulnerable and…

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On Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 the government of Indonesia announced the rescue and relocation of a female Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan. The search and rescue operation was undertaken by the National Geographic Society-supported Sumatran Rhino Rescueinitiative: a groundbreaking alliance of conservation organizations working together to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino from extinction. To learn…

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National Geographic Explorers traveled to Miami, Florida, on Nov. 9 and 10 to speak at the inaugural National Geographic On Campus event held in partnership with the University of Miami (UM). On Friday, more than 500 students filled UM’s Shalala Center for the “World Without Borders” Science and Storytelling Symposium, a daylong event consisting of…

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At the National Geographic Society, we’re mad about maps, so it was understandably difficult to choose just a few from our archive. But to commemorate 130 years since the first time we published a map, we thought we’d do just that. Curated by our own staff geographer Alex Tait and manager of the Map Library Michael Fry, these are some……

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At the National Geographic Society, we’re mad about maps, so it was understandably difficult to choose just a few from our archive. But to commemorate 130 years since the first time we published a map, we thought we’d do just that. Curated by our own staff geographer Alex Tait and manager of the Map Library…

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Planetary scientist and astrobiologist Kevin Peter Hand has been a member of the National Geographic family since 2011, and his field work has taken him to the most extreme environments on Earth. Working in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Hand and his team have created technology that is capable of traveling millions of miles through…

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These 10 critters photographed for the National Geographic Photo Ark represent some of the most unique and endangered species in Asia. That’s why the National Geographic Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have teamed up to help protect them. Last year, the National Geographic Society and ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme announced a…

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On Monday, Oct. 29, National Geographic is hosting an education summit that will showcase the many ways the organization is enhancing teaching and learning in classrooms across the country. The event will feature innovative strategies designed to ignite a spirit of exploration in students and empower them to create a healthier, more sustainable future. With…

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We asked, educators answered! The National Geographic Society put a call out to National Geographic certified educators to share how the certification experience has shaped their teaching by using the #NatGeoCertifiedhashtag on social media. The National Geographic Society develops resources and programs for students and educators. Educator certificationis a free professional development program that recognizes…

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Explorer magazine, the National Geographic Society’s K-5/6 educational nonfiction classroom resource, was recently recognized by a nationwide panel of educators as a Learning® Magazine 2019 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom winner. Learning®magazine started the Teachers’ Choice Award Program in 1994 and it is the only awards program that is exclusively judged by classroom teachers. The magazine’s teacher…

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This Sunday on CBS at 7:30 pm ET, 60 Minutes is scheduled to air a story on photographer and 2018 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Joel Sartore. The story profiles Sartore and his amazing quest to document all of the approximately 12,000 species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries for the…

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On Wednesday, Sept. 26, National Geographic Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Jonathan Baillie testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at a hearing titled Cleaning Up the Oceans: How to Reduce the Impact of Man-Made Trash on the Environment, Wildlife, and Human Health? Jonathan was joined by Cal Dooley, president and…

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Virtual reality (VR) has proven to be a powerfully immersive medium with the capacity to take its viewer anywhere and at any time solely through the use of a VR headset. The National Geographic Society has invested in VR and other cutting edge technologies in order to build on its established legacy of using photography…

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