National Geographic - Archive (blog)

2017
December
17,
2017
To celebrate the holidays, the National Geographic Society is launching the “12 Days of Photo Ark!” Each day we’ll showcase animals from the National Geographic Photo Ark, a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the mos...
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December
10,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Matthew Luskin’s team linked oil palm presence with declining numbers of tigers in Sumatra. ...
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December
09,
2017
By Nancy Fletcher, President and CEO, Outdoor Advertising Association ...
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November
29,
2017
Almost a decade ago, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala launched the Pristine Seas project to explore and help protect the last wild places in the ocean. Since its founding, the project has inspired the creation of 17 marine reserve...
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November
21,
2017
In celebration of Geography Awareness Week 2017, National Geographic hosted a Mapathon to harness the power of geography and technology to safeguard our planet’s treasured wildlife and wild places. ...
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November
01,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Mark Laidre reveals shocking, rarely seen footage of coconut crab predation on a red-footed booby, which could have an important ecological impact. ...
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October
30,
2017
Scientists and conservationists from around the world were joined by special guests, including eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and legendary recording artist Paul Simon, to celebrate the planet’s first-ever Half-Earth Day on Oct. 23. The all-d...
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October
19,
2017
Yesterday, National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell convened the Mapping the World Public Policy Dialogue on Ocean Conservation. The forum, held at the Library of Congress, featured National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enr...
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October
16,
2017
Fellowships will support future conservation leaders working to turn the tide for lesser-known species at risk. ...
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October
13,
2017
Hispanic Heritage Month honors and commemorates groundbreaking pioneers and innovators who identify as Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean and Central and South American. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at National Geographic, we are highlighting Nation...
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October
06,
2017
National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell recently sat down with Denver Frederick, host of the radio show “The Business of Giving.” The program profiles contemporary changemakers who are uncovering solutions to today’s complex socia...
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October
05,
2017
Today, at the Our Ocean conference in Malta, the Government of Niue announced the creation of a large-scale marine protected area (LSMPA) encompassing 40 percent of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Also at Our Ocean, the Government of Chile ann...
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September
25,
2017
On Monday, Sept. 18, the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in Pleasantville, New York, presented National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell with the JBFC Vision Award. At an event “Celebrating Forces of Nature,” Knell was recognized as ...
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September
22,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Rebecca Tarvin’s team revealed a complex, evolutionary trend in Neotropical poison frogs. ...
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September
14,
2017
Milestone marks the more than halfway point for National Geographic Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore on his quest to document every species living in the world’s zoos and other wildlife sanctuaries. ...
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September
05,
2017
For more than 30 years, the National Geographic Society has been dedicated to supporting educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. Now, National Geographic is re-affirming this commitmen...
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August
31,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Andrew Suarez’s team used 3-D X-ray imaging and high-speed cameras to unravel the anatomy of these unusual ant chops. ...
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August
21,
2017
National Geographic Explorers have embarked on many expeditions over the past 70 years to study the phenomena of solar eclipses. On the day of the 2017 total solar eclipse, take a moment to relive footage from the moon’s previous trips between the su...
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August
16,
2017
Archaeology journal Antiquity honors Parcak for 2016 paper detailing a collaborative mapping project in Egypt. The research, funded in part by the National Geographic Society, enhanced the country’s ongoing efforts to combat looting. ...
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August
11,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Isaiah Nengo’s team uncovered the most complete Miocene ape skull in the fossil record. ...
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August
10,
2017
On World Lion Day, National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell reflects on the importance of protecting the planet's remaining lion populations on his Medium blog. ...
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August
07,
2017
National Geographic’s fall 2017 D.C. live event lineup promises something for just about everyone with student matinees, happy hours, immersive exhibitions, and more. Experience exploration firsthand with a lineup of speakers including National Geogr...
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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
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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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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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
24,
2017
In honor of World Water Day, National Geographic Society CEO Gary E. Knell reflects on the power of science and storytelling to create a water-secure Future on his Medium blog. Additionally, National Geographic released a video showcasing Okavango Wi...
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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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