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This week, we survive being attacked by a rhino while riding an elephant, we help plan South Africa’s answer to the Appalachian Trail, and we learn about the burial place of one of history’s greatest rulers – Genghis Khan.
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we whisper dogs’ secrets to their owners, trade guns for climbing gear in Rio, paint endangered animals onto a barn, teach donkeys to protect cows from cheetahs in Namibia, save the world from a Mayan apocalypse, tunnel deep under Gaza to deliver groceries, sacrifice our fingertips to bee stings in Turkey, and take in hot air from shale rock across the United States.
Every time we test blood from new endangered parrot species with small, isolated wild populations, we find Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) virus, a particularly nasty airborne circovirus that destroys the skin and feathers while opening large, painful fissures in the beak that eventually breaks it apart. Cape parrots, black-cheeked lovebirds, Carnaby’s cockatoos, New Caledonian parakeets,…
Given all our remarkable similarities, what is the most important difference between chimp and human society?
A National Geographic Explorer and a Nobel Laureate discuss world problems and the ways crowds behave, raising some intriguing questions along the way.
The migration of globally endangered Egyptian vultures is under high-tech surveillance Eastern Turkey environmental organization KuzeyDoga celebrated September 1 International Vulture Awareness Day at Turkey’s first vulture restaurant in Igdir with another first for Turkey’s vultures. first vulture restaurantOn August 17, we started satellite-tracking globally endangered Egyptian vultures for the first time in Turkey, in collaboration with Turkey’s Ministry of Forestry…
This morning the divers explored the shallower parts of the marine park, we found white tip reef sharks, moray eels, several varieties of reef fish, puffers, triggerfish, parrot fish, moorish idols, hawkfish, blennies and many more. We also spotted several lobsters which Sylvia noted was a good sign of less human pressure. But the star…
Dr. Çağan Şekercioğlu is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. A professor of conservation biology, ecology and ornithology at the University of Utah Department of Biology, he also directs the Turkish environmental organization KuzeyDoğa. A gray wolf (Canis lupus) photographed by one of KuzeyDoğa‘s camera traps in Kars Turkey (Türkiye) is the only country covered almost entirely by three…
The death of North Korea’s long-term dictator raises many issues and questions of similarly long-term importance. In the first moments of receipt of the news, one National Geographic Explorer gives his reflections via Twitter.
My name is Dino J. Martins, I am a Kenyan entomologist and I love insects. The Kiswahili word for insect is dudu and if you didn’t know already, insects rule the world! Thanks to the amazing efforts of the ‘little things that run the world’ I was humbled to be selected as a National Geographic…
As part of the 2011 BioBlitz in Saguaro National Park, NG Explorer-in-Residence J. Michael Fay walked some 70 miles over seven days on a transect across park and city, noting all the plants and animals along the way. Experience the whole exhilarating journey for yourself.
National Geographic celebrates 122 years of excellence by honoring the Society’s 1st and 10,000th grantees.
NG Emerging Explorer José Urteaga reports back on his mission to protect endangered sea turtles along Nicaragua’s Pacific coast.
NG Young Explorer and NewsWatch blogger Neil Losin has just won a video contest from WWF, with a short film built around the theme of “Life. Nature. You. Make the Connection.” Watch the film and learn more about Neil and the contest.
Representatives of the nations around the Mekong River are meeting this week to make a decision regarding the construction of a large new dam that would have varied and substantial effects throughout the region. National Geographic Emerging Explorer Zeb Hogan discusses the possible impacts of the proposed Xayaburi Dam and the importance of this week’s decision.
NG Explorer-in-Residence Bob Ballard has discovered the wreck of “Titanic,” new forms of life, and pioneered incredible submarine technology in the process. Now you get to be the explorer and discover what stories and thoughts still lie beneath those trademark baseball caps of his. Join Ballard in a live video chat on the National Geographic Facebook page, Wednesday Dec. 14, at 3:30pm EST (8:30pm UT).
This week Genographic Project team members, including Project Director and NG Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells, are working with teachers at the European Council for International Schools Conference in Lisbon, Portugal to integrate the project’s educational initiative, GenoThreads into their classrooms. Learn more about the available lesson plans.
Thoreau’s essay “Walking” has inspired many a saunterer over the past 150 years, including NG Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay, who has made transects by foot recording plants and animals across Africa, the range of the Redwoods, and Saguaro National Park in Arizona.
The winning film by Trip Jennings and Andy Maser follows photographers as they search for the legendary “spirit bear”–a black bear with white fur–to draw attention to the beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest, which is endangered by plans to make this area the main Pacific port for oil from Canada’s tar sands.
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nathan Wolfe is working to create an early warning system that can forecast and contain new plagues before they kill millions. This Friday, you can ask him all about it, live on the National Geographic Facebook page.
While famous figures continue to make discoveries and lead thrilling expeditions, a new group of National Geographic Young Explorers are laying the foundations for the future. If you’re in D.C., join us at Headquarters this Friday to meet Shannon Switzer, Neil Losin, and Emily Ainsworth.
Recently, National Geographic Facebook fans posted their questions for members of The Mountain Institute’s international expedition to a potentially dangerous new glacial lake in the Himalayas. Listen to their answers from the field and see photos from the spectacular journey.
From close-up views of unusual flowers, to rodent’s-eye-views of the world where moss is grass and grass is forest, to epic landscapes seen only by a camera attached to a kite, Anand Varma’s photographs reveal Patagonia not as it would appear if you were there, but as it would appear if you were everywhere.
John Francis has a simple hypothesis: People are part of the environment and the way we treat each other has manifested into the physical environment in the form of our environmental problems. Now 12 graduate students are helping him explore this concept and gain new insights and ideas in class and online.
In June 2011, a group of seven American students trekked into the mountains following the ancient trading trail between Thethi, Albania via the high mountain pass of Qaf Pejas, and down into Vusanje/Vuthaj, Montenegro. In the process they experienced traditional culture, saw the benefits of cross-border cooperation, and explored the many ecological issues facing the region. See photos and hear their story.