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This morning on the “Today” show, photographer and 2018 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Joel Sartore announced the 9,000th species to board the National Geographic Photo Ark — the Bandula barb. Freshwater animals, like the Bandula barb, are among the most imperiled species on Earth. This is why Sartore chose this freshwater fish…

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Last week, the National Geographic Society (NGS) and Jackson Public Schools (JPS) announced a partnership that will empower educators and inspire students to engage with their world. The district-level partnership will provide JPS with customized classroom resources that will prepare students for the 21st century and guided professional development programming for educators developed by NGS….

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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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Eleven changemakers have been selected to receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grants to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand and protect the planet. Each AI for Earth Innovation Grant recipient will be awarded between $45,000 and $200,000 to support their innovative projects. Eleven projects were selected from an impressive pool…

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On December 4, 2018, the National Geographic Society and the Angolan Ministries of Environment and Tourism signed a Protocol of Cooperation committing to a four-year partnership to help safeguard the Okavango River Basin headwaters located in the Angolan highlands. The ceremonial signing took place at the Angolan premiere of National Geographic Documentary Film’s “Into the…

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The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of nationally recognized educator Dr. Vicki Phillips to the new role of chief education officer, effective Jan. 21, 2019. In this capacity, Phillips will lead the Society’s ambitious education agenda in the United States and internationally, which includes student experiences, classroom resources and professional development opportunities for…

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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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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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The National Geographic Society announced its new initiative, National Geographic On Campus, an inspiring event designed to unleash the spirit of exploration in college-age students that features live talks, engaging panels and educational workshops. The program will premiere at the University of Miami (UM) in Coral Gables, Florida, on Nov. 9-10, 2018. The two-day science…

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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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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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Building upon 12 years of collaboration, Google and the National Geographic Society today announced the launch of a major new partnership that will address the myriad threats impacting the Earth at this critical juncture in ways only the two organizations can. Over the next two years and beyond, Google and the National Geographic Society will…

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With the planet facing an exploding population and unprecedented levels of biodiversity loss, National Geographic Society Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Dr. Jonathan Baillie and Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Dr. Ya-Ping Zhang urged the world’s governments to dramatically scale up global conservation targets. They detailed their opinions in an editorial…

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