National Geographic - Archive (National Geographic Society)

2017
December
05,
2017
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) fis...
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October
13,
2017
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 least 85 perce...
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October
05,
2017
Alofe, Niue (Thursday, October 5, 2017)—The Government of Niue today announced the creation of a large-scale marine protected area (LSMPA) encompassing 40 percent of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The LSMPA will include Niue, a remote island ...
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October
05,
2017
Malta—The Chilean government announced today at the Our Ocean conference the creation of two new fully protected marine reserves, one around the Juan Fernández Archipelago and another in the area of Cape Horn, covering more than 1 million square kilo...
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September
26,
2017
Photography has been an indispensable tool in National Geographic’s nearly 130-year history of advancing global understanding and inspiring solutions for the greater good. A new exhibition, “Wild: Michael Nichols,” opening at the National Geographic ...
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July
18,
2017
Photo Ark founder and National Geographic Fellow Joel Sartore received the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Rungius Medal in recognition of his contribution to wildlife and habitat awareness. ...
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June
19,
2017
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 Foc...
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June
16,
2017
Rosamira Guillen, executive director of Fundación Proyecto Tití, an organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of Colombia’s cotton-top tamarin, is the 2017 winner of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Lati...
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June
12,
2017
NGS Internal Communications’ Christian Garland recently spent a week at Photo Camp Greece. At National Geographic Photo Camp, young people from underserved communities, including at-risk and refugee teens, learn how to use photography to tell their o...
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June
07,
2017
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....
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May
30,
2017
The National 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...
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May
19,
2017
For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. That’s why on Endangered Species Day, the National Geographic Society and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), the national trade association for the out of home (OOH) advertising ...
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May
15,
2017
WHO/WHAT: 2017 National Geographic Bee The preliminary round of the 29th annual National Geographic Bee was held today, Monday, May 15. The top 10 finishers — from the field of 54 state-level champions who took part in the prelims — will compete i...
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May
11,
2017
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, str...
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May
11,
2017
As part of a new cross-platform initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the status of sharks around the world, the National Geographic Museum will open “SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry” on May 24, 2017. Featuring the incredible work o...
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May
08,
2017
WHO/WHAT: 2017 National Geographic Bee Top prize: a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands ...
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May
04,
2017
Fifty-four geography whizzes from across the United States will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 14 to 17 to take part in the 29th annual National Geographic Bee. The fourth- through eighth-graders, who range in age from 10 to 14, will be competi...
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May
01,
2017
Every year, National Geographic recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring scientists, conservationists, storytellers and innovators who are changing the world, known as our Emerging Explorers. Today, the National Geographic Society is...
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April
22,
2017
On Earth Day, National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell reflects on the importance of focusing on solutions for global conservation on his Medium blog. ...
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April
19,
2017
To celebrate Earth Day this weekend, National Geographic will join the Smithsonian Institution and other partners in conservation for three days of conversation tackling complex environmental problems on a global scale. Fittingly titled the Earth Opt...
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April
10,
2017
The National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project (OWP) today launched its first expedition of 2017. Over the course of this month, the OWP team will document the biodiversity of the Cuito, Cuanavale, and Tchanssengwe source lakes in the Angolan hi...
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April
03,
2017
On Friday, March 31, more than 4,600 students competed across the United States and territories in National Geographic State Bees. Each State Bee Champion received $100, National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th Edition and a trip to Washin...
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March
27,
2017
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 Tea...
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March
24,
2017
The recent Out of Eden Walk site redesign earned National Geographic Society recognition by media industry news organization min for outstanding web initiative. ...
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March
23,
2017
National Geographic’s presence at Austin’s annual South By Southwest (SXSW) film, media, and music festival was a hub of activity, featuring keynote addresses, sessions, and events with Nat Geo talent. ...
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March
23,
2017
WASHINGTON (March 23, 2017)—The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of Leora Hanser to the new role of Senior Vice President, Partnerships. In this capacity, Hanser will be responsible for building alliances with individuals, ...
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March
22,
2017
WASHINGTON (March 22, 2017)—National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell today announced the Society’s plans to host a new series of public policy forums on critical issues affecting physical and human geography. Launching this spring,...
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March
20,
2017
WASHINGTON (March 20, 2017)—Today, the National Geographic Society announced a new traveling outdoor exhibition, the “National Geographic Photo Ark,” which will open at zoos across the United States this spring. Featuring the work of National Geograp...
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March
03,
2017
WASHINGTON (March 3, 2017)—The National Geographic Society today announced the election of Dr. Ángel Cabrera to its Board of Trustees. Cabrera, president of George Mason University, joins two other new Board members named last week by philanthropist,...
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February
23,
2017
WASHINGTON (Feb. 23, 2017)—The National Geographic Society today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees: education leader Katherine Bradley and geospatial technology industry innovator Jack Dangermond. The announcement was...
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