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The National Geographic Society today recognized President Juan Manuel Santos of the Republic of Colombia for his unwavering commitment to conservation. In a ceremony at Society headquarters, Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of National Geographic Society, along with Jean Case, chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, honored President Santos for his dedicated efforts to protect Colombia’s……

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For more than 30 years, the National Geographic Society has been dedicated to supporting educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. Now, National Geographic is re-affirming this commitment with the launch of the new National Geographic State Geography Steward Program….

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Partnership will support research and invention, promote conservation, and inspire the next generation of explorers Built on 63 years of collaboration to foster scientific discovery and encourage conservation Partnership Will Have Five Year Focus on the Oceans, Poles and Mountains National Geographic and Rolex today announced a first of its kind global and multiplatform partnership in exploration, building on an……

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Rosamira Guillen, executive director of Fundación Proyecto Tití, an organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of Colombia’s cotton-top tamarin, is the 2017 winner of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Latin American Conservation. Dr. Olivier Nsengimana, a veterinarian and founder of the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association, is this year’s recipient of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for……

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The National Geographic Society today announced the full talent lineup for its Explorers Festival, a weeklong celebration of exploration, science and innovation in Washington, D.C., June 12-18. This year’s event welcomes a fascinating community of scientists and conservationists, storytellers and changemakers for two days of inspirational and thought-provoking presentations. Vital topics include new challenges in conservation, how citizen science is……

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The National Geographic Society today announced the first annual Explorers Festival, a weeklong celebration of exploration, science and innovation, to take place in Washington, D.C., June 12-18. The culmination of the week is a star-studded event at Lisner Auditorium on The George Washington University campus honoring the explorers, scientists and storytellers who have inspired National Geographic and led the crusade……

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Every year, National Geographic recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring scientists, conservationists, storytellers and innovators who are changing the world, known as our Emerging Explorers. Today, the National Geographic Society is excited to announce its 2017 class of Emerging Explorers. The group hails from all over the globe: Borneo, Italy, Mozambique, Angola, the United States, and more. Not only……

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The National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project (OWP) today launched its first expedition of 2017. Over the course of this month, the OWP team will document the biodiversity of the Cuito, Cuanavale, and Tchanssengwe source lakes in the Angolan highlands, part of the critical watershed that feeds Africa’s iconic Okavango River Basin. While this will be the team’s third visit to……

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WASHINGTON (March 27, 2017)—In recognition of their commitment to geographic education, 35 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada have been selected as the 11th group of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2017 Fellows will embark on global expeditions onboard the Lindblad expedition ships—National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endeavour ll and National Geographic Sea……

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WASHINGTON (March 23, 2017)—The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of Leora Hanser to the new role of Senior Vice President, Partnerships. In this capacity, Hanser will be responsible for building alliances with individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to increase and diversify funding for the nonprofit National Geographic Society. She will report to Gary E. Knell, the Society’s president and……

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WASHINGTON (March 20, 2017)—Today, the National Geographic Society announced a new traveling outdoor exhibition, the “National Geographic Photo Ark,” which will open at zoos across the United States this spring. Featuring the work of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, the exhibition will debut at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Dallas Zoo in April, and at the Cincinnati……

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