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Strive Masiyiwa Elected to National Geographic Society Board of Trustees

The National Geographic Society today announced the election of Strive Masiyiwa to its board of trustees. Masiyiwa is the founder and chairman of the Econet Group, a telecommunications, media and technology company with operations and investments in 29 countries. The announcement ...

National Geographic Society and Angolan Government Commit to Safeguarding the Okavango River Basin Headwaters: Ceremonial Signing of Cooperation Protocol at Angolan Premiere of National Geographic’s “Into the Okavango” in Luanda, Angola

On December 4, 2018, the National Geographic Society and the Angolan Ministries of Environment and Tourism signed a Protocol of Cooperation committing to a four-year partnership to help safeguard the Okavango River Basin headwaters located in the Angolan highlands. The ceremonial signing ...

Creating a Planet in Balance: The National Geographic Society and Google Join Forces to Advance Human Understanding and Action on Global Conservation of Nature: New Technologies Will Empower Global Leaders to Make Better Decisions for a Sustainable Future

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. ...

Five International Conservation Organizations Team Up to Save the Sumatran Rhino: Global Wildlife Conservation, International Rhino Foundation, International Union for Conservation of Nature, National Geographic Society, and WWF join together to launch Sumatran Rhino Rescue.

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 ...

Microsoft and National Geographic form AI for Earth Innovation Grant partnership: New grant offering will support research and scientific discovery with AI technologies to advance agriculture, biodiversity conservation, climate change and water

On Monday, Microsoft Corp. and National Geographic announced a new partnership to advance scientific exploration and research on critical environmental challenges with the power of artificial intelligence (AI). The newly created $1 million AI for Earth Innovation Grant program will provide ...

The California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic Society Join Forces to Enhance Global Wildlife Observation Network iNaturalist: Growing community of iNaturalist users—and the artificial intelligence they help power—help observe and monitor more than 165,000 species around the world

Nature enthusiasts everywhere have a new reason to celebrate summer — rain or shine — in the great outdoors. The California Academy of Sciences (the Academy) and the National Geographic Society have joined forces to enhance iNaturalist — one of the world’s ...

Most fishing on the high seas would be unprofitable at current rates without government subsidies, a new study reveals: Using satellite tracking, a team of researchers exposes the economic unprofitability of fishing the high seas and the industry’s dependence on government subsidies

As much as 54 percent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable at its current scale without large government subsidies, according to a new study by researchers from the National Geographic Society; the University of California, Santa Barbara; Global ...