Jonathan Baillie

National Geographic Society Chief Scientist Dr. Jonathan Baillie and Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala are among the authors of a new scientific paper that outlines a Global Deal for Nature—a time-bound, science-driven plan to protect the planet’s land, ocean, and help to solve the climate crisis. In order to prevent catastrophic changes to our world, the…

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Conservation is core to the National Geographic Society’s DNA. More than a century ago, National Geographic magazine’s first full-time editor, Gilbert H. Grosvenor, was invited to trek through the Sierra Nevada mountain range. He was so moved by this journey that he devoted the entire edition of the April 1916 issue of the magazine to…

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On Wednesday, Sept. 26, National Geographic Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Jonathan Baillie testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at a hearing titled Cleaning Up the Oceans: How to Reduce the Impact of Man-Made Trash on the Environment, Wildlife, and Human Health? Jonathan was joined by Cal Dooley, president and…

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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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Today, in advance of World Rhino Day on September 22, five of the world’s leading international conservation organizations announced the formation of a groundbreaking strategic partnership to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros from extinction. The effort, established to support the Government of Indonesia’s national Sumatran rhino conservation breeding program, is led by the International…

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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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  • National Geographic commits $10 million to supporting Sky Ocean Ventures activity
  • Sky and National Geographic to partner on a new set of grants, Innovation Challenges and events designed to eradicate marine plastic and encourage enterprise innovation
  • Collaboration will create the largest global media campaign to date to reduce plastics in the ocean

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On February 15, in partnership with the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Geographic Society hosted and livestreamedan event at the Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., featuring global thought leaders in the study and conservation of birds. The event is part of the Society’s efforts to mark the…

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Today, the National Geographic Society, African Parks, the Wyss Foundation and the Republic of Benin announced a groundbreaking partnership to help secure and rehabilitate one of the last remaining wild landscapes in all of West Africa, Benin’s Pendjari National Park. Together, the four partners are initially committing more than US$23M to safeguard the park. African…

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