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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’s governments to dramatically scale up global conservation targets. They detailed their opinions in an editorial...

For a week beginning today, Endangered Species Day, powerful images of animals at risk from the National Geographic Photo Ark will be featured on billboards in 22 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. This campaign, supported by 31 out-of-home operators is a global effort to raise awareness about populations of species in decline and to...

Planet or Plastic? Takes Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Major Environmental Crisis, Encompassing Storytelling, Consumer Education & Engagement, Scientific Research and Innovative Partnerships

June Issue of National Geographic Magazine Looks in Depth at How Single-Use Plastic Impacts Our Planet

National Geographic Asks People to Take Simple Steps to Reduce Single-Use Plastic; Hosts 3-Day Takeover on Social Channels Featuring Zooey Deschanel

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Fifty-four geography whizzes from across the United States will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 21 to 23 to take part in the 30th 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 2018 national champion and win one...

At its most recent meeting, theNational Geographic Society board of trustees endorsed more than $3 million in grant funding, further strengthening the Society’s investment in the best in science, exploration, conservation, storytelling, education and technology. The 89 approved grants, the first of the 2018 funding cycle, will help address some of the most critical issues...

In recognition of their commitment to geographic education, 40 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada have been selected as the 12th group of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2018 Fellows will embark on global expeditions on board the Lindblad Expedition ships National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endeavour ll...

The National Geographic Society today recognized President Juan Manuel Santos of the Republic of Colombia for his unwavering commitment to conservation. In a ceremony at Society headquarters, Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of National Geographic Society, along with Jean Case, chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, honored President Santos for his...

Partnership will support research and invention, promote conservation, and inspire the next generation of explorers Built on 63 years of collaboration to foster scientific discovery and encourage conservation Partnership Will Have Five Year Focus on the Oceans, Poles and Mountains National Geographic and Rolex today announced a first of its kind global and multiplatform partnership...

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...

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,...

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2017)—In recognition of their commitment to geographic education, 35 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada have been selected as the 11th group of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2017 Fellows will embark on global expeditions onboard the Lindblad expedition ships—National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endeavour...