Explorers Festival 2019

Today, the National Geographic Society is pleased to announce the selection of the 2019-2020 National Geographic Storytelling Fellows. These fellows, nominated by a global panel of experts and selected by a committee at the National Geographic Society, represent the fields of photography, technology, film, art and journalism. These five fellows comprise the second cohort to...

Our world’s last remaining wild places are the treasuries of biodiversity and home to most of the world’s remaining wildlife, sustaining remnant communities of wildlife in marginal, degraded habitats through immigration or migration. We must act now to protect our last wild places and ensure the planet's future by committing to protect 30% of our planet by 2030.

As part of the Society’s efforts to help save the Sumatran rhino before it’s too late, we’re working with conservationists like Rudi Putra, a National Geographic Fellow working in Indonesia to protect this critically endangered species. We caught up with Putra to learn more about this project, what inspires him, and what people can do to help save the Sumatran rhino.