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You can participate in one of the largest conservation efforts in American history! Join Landmark and use your skills and passion to protect one of the last remaining sanctuaries of its kind in the world. Crews will consist of six-person teams of adventurers and have the opportunity to spend a month exploring one of the most uncharted sections of the American Great Plains.
In a world of competing male dolphin alliances, there is a struggle for power in which only one alliance can emerge victorious.
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species. In that spirit, his blog posts appear both here on Explorers Journal and in Beyond the Edge, the…
How a small group of Pacific Islanders are working to preserve one of their most valuable assets.
Today we dove at Astrolabe Reef, a remote coral atoll northeast of New Caledonia. So far it’s the best place we have explored. In our dives today we’ve seen everything one hopes to see: sharks, groupers, Napoleon wrasse, bright red old sea fans, and many other gorgeous animals. But the most impressive sight – and…
Before exploring the sacred, water-filled cenote, Sac Uayum, it was necessary to ask permission of not just local residents but the Maya gods and the cenote itself. The ceremony known as a Jeets’ Lu’um (calming of the earth) involved a series of prayers accompanied by offerings of candles and various ritual foods. Now video of the ritual is available.
My passion for amphibians and their conservation brought me to this mountainous region in Vietnam in search of amphibians, but this post is about people.
Young Explorer Alizé Carrère searches for a silver lining in what might otherwise be a tale of irreversible hardship.
The team explorers the remote Huon Island and its lagoon, encountering a refuge for marine life filled with bizarre and vibrant creatures.
We’ve heard some crazy stories here at National Geographic—everything from a polar bear that shredded an occupied tent to a livid elephant that nearly gored a man. None so terrifying, however, than Big Cats Initiative Grantee Amy Dickman’s lion encounter … but maybe not in the way you might think.
Dear All – Many greetings from Northern Kenya. Sharing some photos here from an encounter yesterday that make it worth being an entomologist. We have had some incredible rains up here in Turkana in northern Kenya. These have produced an outburst of life with lots of dormant insects waking up and furiously getting to work…
Written by Kike Ballesteros Imagine you’re on the first day of vacation, arriving in the Florida Keys, Cozumel, Cabo Pulmo, the Bahamas or another beautiful beach destination. Now it’s time to go swimming and sunbathing on the beach, but you have to be careful. To protect against a sunburn you may need the help of…
Elite athletes, like Jeremy, not only bring years of skill and expertise, but their celebrity can also provide an excellent platform from which to educate others on conservation issues.
Written by Manu San Félix The other day, Alan Friedlander wrote that “these reefs are like windows into the past.” He was right; diving here is like taking a time machine back to an age when the ocean had no human impact and was full of sharks, tunas and groupers. A time when the marine…
Every soldier has a good story. However, I was unprepared for the memories these two WWII veterans would have me privy to. I came away from the interview having learned two very important lessons.
A week dedicated to nature’s fiercest felines, we’re celebrating these magnificent creatures by rounding up a team of big cat experts and photographers for our next Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, December 3rd at 12:30 p.m. EST (5:30 p.m. UTC).
This is the first ever rap song written in English about the Erased- 200,000 non-ethnic Slovenian residents who were not automatically granted citizenship after the country split from Yugoslavia in 1991.
Sometimes it is hard to tell who is more surprised, us or the fish. Every time we jump in the water, we are immediately surrounded by a swarm of curious reef sharks.
Here in India, sometimes it’s not the farm, but the forces behind it that make all the difference.
Science and exploration are companion expressions of human curiosity- and both render a tough breed.
Slovenians have some creative vending machines, like one that dispenses tooth brushes or another that spits out personalized pizzas, but by far the most successful are the mlekomats!
This past week Madagascar hosted its first election since the coup in 2009. Although the process has been riddled with minor glitches, so far there have been no major complaints, no great bursts of violent fury, no irreparable fracturing of the country’s populace.