migration

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Migration

As the Southern Hemisphere approaches spring, the north is getting into autumn. This marks an important time for bird migration. Migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south, undertaken by many species of birds. Bird movements include those ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Migration

In the Northern Hemisphere spring is underway and migratory species will be returning to warmer climates to begin breeding in areas where there is more food available. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of migratory birds, your ...

Crime-Solving Insects Threatened by Climate Change

By Marlene Cimons Climate change has spurred the spread of invasive insects that devour crops, destroy homes, and spread disease. Now, rising temperatures are driving cadaver-eating blow flies to migrate north in search of cooler weather, with consequences for forensic ...

Top 25 Migratory Wild Birds

Wild Bird Trust presents the Top 25 Migratory Wild Birds. Approximately 40% of the world’s birds migrate, which means there a lot of birds on the move! Migration is primarily a strategy to optimize living conditions by moving to areas which ...

‘Movimiento’: Hymns to the Human Journey

What is a human being? This question hasn’t always — and arguably still doesn’t — have a definite answer. One of its answers comes from National Geographic Explorer Jane Goodall.  When she was 26, Goodall traveled to Tanzania, where she discovered ...

Asylum Seekers Face Uncertainty in Croatia

Every time she applies for asylum, Farah must recount what happened to her and her family in Syria. She must write about the instability and danger they faced every day in her hometown of Damascus. She must remember pulling her ...

Vanishing Act: The Disappearance of Refugee Aid in Belgrade

A surreal feeling washed over me as I entered the white building behind the city’s main bus station for the first time. An abandoned, windowless place hidden in plain sight. Belgrade was all gray outside with winter fast approaching. ...

National Geographic and United Technologies Launch “Urban Expeditions,” a Multimedia Series Exploring Sustainability in Global Cities: The “Urban Expeditions” project will focus on three areas critical to sustainable cities: food, buildings and transportation in six cities across the globe

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 ...

US/Mexico Border Stories Through Kids’ Eyes

By Rachel Bruton, National Geographic Staff National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jason de León is on a mission: Take 30 kids from the Arivaca community in southern Arizona and team them up with National Geographic photographers to tell the story of ...

Path of the Pronghorn — Leading to New Passages: Part 3

By Jeff Burrell [This is the third installment of a multi-part blog from the field at Trapper’s Point, Wyoming by WCS Scientists working to protect the Path of the Pronghorn.] For more than a decade, scientists from the Wildlife ...

Worst Weather Ever: Has It Become a Cliché Yet?

The troubles of Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake, are getting drowned out by the clamor generated by the superstorms Typhoon Haiyan and Cyclone Phailin. A crisis is still a crisis, however, even if it is not punctuated by 150...

Migration by Any Means Necessary

The airplane passenger of the month for October was an unusual breed of traveler, one who gratefully received first-class airfare even though the ticket sent him more than 2,000 km out of his way. He was trying to head south for ...

Europe’s Early Settlers Uncovered

Europe’s Stone Age settlers migrated in waves that replaced older hunter-gatherer cultures, suggests a study that looks at European DNA, both ancient and modern. The results reported in the journal, Science, answer questions about the peopling of modern-day Europe. ...

The Sad Ballad of Menes, the Egyptian #Spyduck

Spare a moment, and maybe a shake of the head, for Menes the #Spyduck. Menes wasn’t a spy, and neither was he a duck. Thanks to a combination of local paranoia and spotty Arabic-to-English translation, this one-year-old White Stork ...