Louisiana’s official crustacean? Crayfish. New Mexico’s honored amphibian? The spadefoot toad. See what other states have quirky symbols to show their pride.
By Richard G. Ruggiero Chad’s President Idriss Déby set fire to the country’s 1.1-ton ivory stockpile on February 21. This symbolic act reinforced the substantive steps Chad has been taking to save its remaining elephants, now estimated to number about 450 in Zakouma National Park. Elephants in Chad have suffered some of the most severe…
When volunteers head out to the Marin Headlands, part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area for our annual BioBlitz, they are likely to spot many species of birds. What better way to learn their names than with a song?
Scotland’s Robert Burns wrote that his love (for one woman or another) was like a red, red rose. In this poetic post, National Geographic’s Caryl Sue follows suit and explores the passionate embrace of algae and fungi to make lichens, a common sight in the area of this year’s BioBlitz.
In anticipation of the 2014 National Geographic BioBlitz in San Francisco, a California native takes a poetic look at the local banana slug.
Feeling blue? Check out our gallery of blue-booted boobies and other colorful creatures.
Dark figures wearing gas masks and angel wings grace the movie poster for director Jehane Noujaim’s documentary The Square, which traces the first two years of Egypt’s ongoing revolution through the eyes of six Tahrir Square protesters. The film earned Egypt’s first Oscar nod, for “best documentary.” To Noujaim, the nomination “is in honor of…
On the final day of Rising Star cave excavations in November of 2013, researchers confirmed that a second chamber also contained hominin fossils. Now they return for a closer examination.
For the fourth consecutive year, National Geographic Explorer TH Culhane is helping to judge this global online competition. See what he has to say about the annual adventure.
President Obama’s new national strategy to combat illegal wildlife trafficking around the globe is intended to be far more sweeping than curbing the poaching of African elephants.
We asked high school students to submit a photograph and caption that conveys a sense of exploration and adventure, and over 2,000 entries flooded in! See the top three finishers.
Proteins on mosquito sperm enable them to sniff their way to waiting eggs in female mosquitoes.
In the Arctic Circle, grizzlies roam throughout the Ni’iinlii Njik (Fishing Branch) Territorial Park in the Canadian Yukon. This 2,500-square-mile ecological reserve is home to a significant population of grizzly bears, as well as chum salmon, gray wolves, bald eagles, moose, and caribou.
By Elena Bersacola and Magdalena Svensson Destruction of stocks of illegal ivory has been prevalent news in the media lately. Most recently it was Hong Kong announcing the intention to crush 28 tons of its illegally smuggled ivory to show support for the fight against wildlife trafficking. This comes soon after China, the United States,…