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WASHINGTON (March 3, 2017)—The National Geographic Society today announced the election of Dr. Ángel Cabrera to its Board of Trustees. Cabrera, president of George Mason University, joins two other new Board members named last week by philanthropist, investor and Internet pioneer Jean Case, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Gary E. Knell, the Society’s president and chief executive officer. The……

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WASHINGTON (Feb. 23, 2017)—The National Geographic Society today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees: education leader Katherine Bradley and geospatial technology industry innovator Jack Dangermond. The announcement was made by philanthropist, investor and Internet pioneer Jean Case, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Gary E. Knell, the Society’s president and chief executive officer. Bradley and Dangermond……

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WASHINGTON (Jan. 13, 2016)— Audiences of all ages will have the chance to experience what it feels like to be a National Geographic explorer with the new exhibition, National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, opening Feb. 10 at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition, presented by National Geographic in association with Global Experience Specialists (GES), will be on……

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This spring, National Geographic invites audiences of all ages to experience exploration firsthand with a sensational lineup of events at National Geographic’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. In addition to talks from an impressive roster of National Geographic explorers including award-winning photographer Steve Winter, engineering activist Shah Selbe, and award-winning photographer and conservationist Cristina Mittermeier, the season features many new and special……

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Today, the National Geographic Society Pristine Seas project announced that it is joining global ocean advocate and UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh and other key partners to create a network of protected areas in the Antarctic Peninsula. The effort, called Antarctica 2020, will work to protect the vulnerable seas in East Antarctica, the Weddell Sea and the waters around……

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WASHINGTON (Dec. 2, 2016)—A group of students in Bisate Village, located in Rwanda, Africa, will learn to tell their stories through photography and writing during National Geographic Photo Camp (NGPC) Rwanda, Dec. 4-8, 2016. The camp is a partnership between the National Geographic Society and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. National Geographic photographers Pete Muller and Ronan Donovan will……

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WASHINGTON (Oct. 18, 2016)—The National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project today launched the 2016 Sources Expedition to document and survey the sources of the Cuando River in the remote highlands of southeastern Angola as part of a larger effort to help protect this critical ecosystem and the myriad species living there. This will be the team’s first major expedition since the……

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WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2016)— As one of the world’s top brands on Instagram, National Geographic, or @NatGeo, has more than 60 million followers and more than three billion likes on its 11,000+ posted images. This fall, visitors will get to experience the magic of the @NatGeo account firsthand at the “@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos” exhibition opening at the……

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WASHINGTON (September 14, 2016) – Every day, 180,000 people move to urban areas. Urbanization is creating an urgent need for sustainable actions and solutions. At this critical time, National Geographic and United Technologies Corp. are collaborating to raise awareness of sustainable urbanization through the Urban Expeditions initiative. Urban Expeditions will identify cutting-edge research and exploration projects that are leading the……

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WASHINGTON (Aug. 30, 2016)—The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Baillie to the new role of chief scientist and senior vice president, grants, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Baillie joins the Society from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), where he has served in various capacities since 2003, including his current role as conservation programmes director. In……

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WASHINGTON (August 26, 2016)—Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev today announced the expansion of the Russian Arctic National Park by 7.4 million hectares (74,000 square kilometers or 28,571 square miles) to include the Franz Josef Land archipelago. This expansion not only creates the largest protected area in Russia, a total of 8.8 million hectares (88,000 square kilometers or 33,976 square miles),……

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Today, National Geographic Live announces its fall 2016 season lineup featuring some of the best explorers, photographers and adventurers in their fields. The broad range of programming, which will be presented at National Geographic’s downtown headquarters, continues Nat Geo Live’s long-standing tradition of offering quality events featuring bold people and transformative ideas to multi-generational audiences in the Washington metropolitan region. This fall, for the……

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On Thursday, June 16, an extraordinary group of individuals will be honored by the National Geographic Society at the 2016 Explorer Awards, presented by Rolex. Meave Leakey and Nainoa Thompson will receive the National Geographic Society’s oldest and most prestigious honor, the Hubbard Medal, for their outstanding contributions to scientific research, exploration and conservation. Leakey, a paleoanthropologist best known for……

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