Exploring and Protecting the Planet

Our planet is at a crossroads. Now is the time to act boldly, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and working relentlessly for a healthier, more sustainable future.

Let’s make a difference together.

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Exposing the Rhino Horn Trade  

With your support, our Special Investigations Unit is exposing the criminal networks that threaten animals.

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Protecting a Rare Wilderness  

You’re helping to protect the incredible wildlife and biodiversity of Africa’s Okavango Delta.

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Saving the Ocean's Wild Places  

Thanks to you we have helped preserve more than 4.5 million square kilometers of ocean territory.


LEARN HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER.

National Geographic is taking on the biggest challenges of our time: saving critical species and habitats, combating climate change, protection our ocean, preserving threatened ancient sites, and more.

 

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Science and Exploration

YOUR SUPPORT FUNDS SCIENTISTS AND EXPLORERS WHO ARE PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF KNOWLEDGE.

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Impact Programs

Impact Programs  

We support hundreds of important projects every year, but a few of our key programs—like the Big Cats Initiative—increase awareness and promote protection of our planet's most critically threatened species, habitats, and more.

Explorers and Grants

Explorers and Grants  

The work of our global community of scientists and explorers, from our yearly class of emerging explorers to our grantees doing research in the field, is helping change the world.

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D.C. Exhibitions and Events  

Experience the adventure of National Geographic at our exhibitions and events in Washington and around the globe​.


Education

WE GIVE EDUCATORS POWERFUL TOOLS TO INSPIRE NEW GENERATIONS.

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National Geographic Bee  

Our exciting annual competition teaches the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of explorers, empowering four million students each year to become informed and curious global citizens.

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Bringing the World to the Classroom  

Our explorers inspire young minds with live video chats from the field. Register your class for an upcoming Explorer Classroom hangout or check out our archive. 

Educational Resources

Educational Resources  

Our rich collection of free educational media including interactive mapping tools, encyclopedic articles, lesson plans, and more supports learning across geography, social studies, and science.


Let’s change the world together.

Join us and make a difference by supporting our work.

Thank you.


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