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Eleven Changemakers Chosen as Recipients of Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grants: New grant offers awards of more than $1.2 million to advance uses of artificial intelligence in scientific exploration and research on critical environmental challenges

Eleven changemakers have been selected to receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grants to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand and protect the planet. Each AI for Earth Innovation Grant recipient will be awarded between $45,000 and $200,000 ...

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 ...

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National Geographic Launches Initiative Connecting College Students with Innovative Changemakers: Inaugural ‘National Geographic On Campus’ program premieres at University of Miami

The National Geographic Society announced its new initiative, National Geographic On Campus, an inspiring event designed to unleash the spirit of exploration in college-age students that features live talks, engaging panels and educational workshops. The program will premiere at the ...

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 ...

National Geographic Chief Scientist: ‘Extinction Crisis Unavoidable Unless We Protect Half of Earth by 2050’: Jonathan Baillie, Together with Ya-Ping Zhang, Urges World Governments to Scale Up Global Targets to Save Natural Habitats; Supported by Conservation Luminaries E.O. Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy

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’...

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 ...

National Geographic Society Announces Winners of Competition to Combat Illegal Fishing: The Society’s Marine Protection Prize awards $450,000 for innovative solutions and technologies that protect and sustain fisheries in coastal communities

To help celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th, the National Geographic Society announced the winners of the Marine Protection Prize. The winners include Paul Ferber of Marine Conservation Cambodia, Badr Idrissi of ATLAN Space and Melissa Garren of Pelagic ...

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 ...