Enric Sala

National Geographic Convenes Ocean Conservation Public Policy Forum: Features National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Dr. Enric Sala, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell

Yesterday, National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell convened the Mapping the World Public Policy Dialogue on Ocean Conservation. The forum, held at the Library of Congress, featured National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala and U.S. Sen. ...

Save Our National Monuments

Enric Sala is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and author of Pristine Seas: Journeys to the Ocean’s Last Wild Places. The first time I jumped in the water at Kingman Reef I felt like I was in a time machine, ...

Earth Optimism Summit: Enough Doom and Gloom About Nature

These days it is difficult to read news about the environment and not be depressed. Climate change, pollution, destruction of forests, overexploitation of natural resources—all driven by human population growth and rampant consumption. But there are success stories that ...

Ecuador Creates New Marine Sanctuary at Galápagos Islands: National Geographic Applauds Move to Ensure Greater Protection for Treasured World Heritage Site, Home to World’s Largest Shark Biomass

The government of Ecuador today announced the creation of a more than 15,000-square-mile (40,000-square-kilometer) marine sanctuary around two of the northern Galápagos islands, Darwin and Wolf. In addition, several smaller no-take areas have been created throughout the volcanic archipelago ...

Last Ice Area Expedition Launches

Climate projections forecast the total disappearance of summer sea ice in the Arctic by 2040, with the exception of one place: the “last ice area,” north of Greenland and Ellesmere Island in Nunavut. This area will likely harbor the largest concentration ...

Palau Expedition: Pristine Paradise

Pristine Paradise. Palau. It sounds like a mantra, which one cannot help but repeating after being there. We just finished a Pristine Seas expedition to Palau, invited by the government to explore, survey, and document the underwater world of this ...