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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...

The National Geographic Society today announced it is dedicating $50 million from its $1.2 billion endowment to impact investments, furthering its commitment to understanding our planet and generating solutions for a healthy, more sustainable future. “Nonprofit institutions are increasingly seeking ways to develop and implement an impact investing program that aligns their philanthropic and investment goals,” says David Druley, chairman and CEO of...

TheNational 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...

For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. That’s why on Endangered Species Day, the National Geographic Society and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), the national trade association for the out of home (OOH) advertising industry, launched a groundbreaking OOH campaign aimed at saving species at risk in the wild. The campaign’s...

WHO/WHAT: 2017 National Geographic Bee The preliminary round of the 29th annual National Geographic Bee was held today, Monday, May 15. The top 10 finishers — from the field of 54 state-level champions who took part in the prelims — will compete in the final round to be held at the National Geographic Society in Washington,...

The National Geographic Society today announced the expansion of its grants program to better address the most critical issues facing our planet and ensure a healthier, more sustainable future for generations to come. Under its newly diversified, streamlined grants program, the Society awarded funding to nearly 70 applicants representing 21 countries. For the first time,...

As part of a new cross-platform initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the status of sharks around the world, the National Geographic Museum will open “SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry” on May 24, 2017. Featuring the incredible work of award-winning photographer Brian Skerry, the exhibition will include large-scale images, videos, artifacts, life-size models and...

WHO/WHAT: 2017 National Geographic Bee Top prize: a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. The final and championship...

Fifty-four geography whizzes from across the United States will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 14 to 17 to take part in the 29th annual National Geographic Bee. The fourth- through eighth-graders, who range in age from 10 to 14, will be competing for the chance to be the 2017 national Champion and win one...

Every year, National Geographicrecognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring scientists, conservationists, storytellers and innovatorswho 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...

To celebrate Earth Day this weekend, National Geographic will join the Smithsonian Institution and other partners in conservation for three days of conversation tackling complex environmental problems on a global scale. Fittingly titled the Earth Optimism Summit, the event will convene 1,000 thought leaders, pioneering researchers, artists, civic leaders, members of the media, philanthropists and...

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...

On Friday, March 31, more than 4,600 students competed across the United States and territories in National Geographic State Bees. Each State Bee Champion received $100, National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at...