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“Photo Ark” is a multiyear National Geographic project with a simple goal — to create portraits of the world’s species before they disappear and to inspire people everywhere to care. National Geographic will showcase this important project through multiple platforms, including an exhibition that opens at the National Geographic Museum in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 5....

The discovery of a new species of human relative was announced today (Sept. 10) by the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation (DST/NRF). Besides shedding light on the origins and diversity of our genus, the new species, Homo naledi, appears to have intentionally deposited bodies of its...

A new international analysis of consumer ivory demand released today by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan presents empirical evidence that there is a substantial ivory market driven by ivory’s perceived suitability for gift giving and the social status ivory ownership conveys. This is despite the fact that support for government action to ban or limit...

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