The National Geographic Society recognizes outstanding leaders in the fields of science, exploration, education, and storytelling with a number of select awards.
Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year
National Geographic/Buffett Awards for Leadership in Conservation
Eliza Scidmore Award
Planetary Leadership Award
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