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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 ...

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

The National Geographic Society today announced the opening of registration for the 2017 Marine Protection Prize. The competition will source the best uses of technology and data collection to help combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing affecting island nations and ...

Leading Conservationists to Gather in Washington, D.C., to Celebrate Planet’s First-Ever Half-Earth Day: Inaugural, All-Day Event on Oct. 23 Features Special Guests, Including Eminent Biologist Edward O. Wilson and Legendary Recording Artist Paul Simon

The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation today announced the planet’s first Half-Earth Day to take place at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23. Studies show that if we conserve half of our land and seas, at ...

National Geographic and Rolex Form Global Exploration Partnership

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 ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson to Receive Hubbard Medal at First-Ever National Geographic Explorers Festival: Weeklong Event Will Celebrate the Best in Science, Conservation, Exploration and Storytelling and Introduce 2017 Class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers

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 ...