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Back on the Far Side of the World…

Cara Brooke is a Disease Ecologist from the Andrew Dobson Lab at Princeton, studying diseases that can leap from bats to humans. She has just returned to Madagascar a second time and is preparing for another year of fieldwork.

The Fossil-Hunting Expedition Begins

Emily Hughes searches for fossils in the romantic expanse of the Australian Outback. This is the first of her posts—the trip to the Outback for fossil hunting begins!

Adventure Science: Great Pacific Race

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Science bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. ASC’s Jordan Holisinger relays how ocean rowers in the Great Pacific Race collect water samples for the biggest, baddest microplastics survey ever.

Adventure Science: Spring on the Northern Great Plains

Emily Stifler Wolfe is the newest Adventure Science team member. Follow her as she travels through Montana with volunteers who are collecting wildlife data on the American Prairie Reserve.

The Story of a Flower Bunch

Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Here, she presents a poem by her Romanian associate, Gál László, who writes about the beauty of the forests.

National Geographic Back Issues and Taking Ayta Children to the “Outside World”

National Geographic Young Explorer Hannah Reyes is studying and visually documenting the transitions to modernity of indigenous culture in Northern Philippines. Here she finds how Nat Geo back issues take Ayta children to the “outside world”.

Live Update From Aboard Hōkūleʻa—Week One

Watch as young crew members, Jenna and Austin, talk about their experiences with navigation, squalls, seasickness, and canoe life in general.

A Few Rainforest Insects to Celebrate World Environment Day

Dino Martins travels around the world to study insect behavior. In honor of World Environment Day, take a closer look at a few amazing insects to remind us of the incredible and wonderful creatures that we share this planet with.

Hōkūleʻa: The Journey Begins

After months of anticipation and years of preparation, the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its two canoes, Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia, finally set off from their home on O’ahu for their voyage around the world! People from all over the world gathered to witness the event (including a few notable National Geographic Explorers). Read on to experience the sights and sounds of the long-awaited launch!

My Return to the Future of Farming: Organic and Genetically Modified Cotton in India

Andrew Flachs searches India for answers to hard questions at the intersection of technology, agriculture, and society.

Hōkūle‘a’s Final Preparations: Photo Gallery

With only a few days left before the voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia begin their journey around the world, the community and crew make their final preparations.

Africa’s Silent Spring Is Upon Us

Can Africa’s ecosystems survive the toxic effects of wildlife poisoning?

On the Trail of a Puma

After seeing pumas, their tracks, and their kills all week, we started catching them. Now five of San Guillermo’s pumas are wearing satellite collars that will show us what they’re killing, where, and how – giving us a new window into the workings of high Andean ecosystems.

Grey Wolf Captured On Camera

Recent Anniversary and Death Highlights Continued Struggle of “The Erased”

National Geographic grantee Riley Arthur is documenting the Erased of Slovenia- 25,000+ non-ethnic Slovenian residents were left without legal status after the country split from Yugoslavia in 1991. Over two decades later, the community is still fighting for documentation. These stories are about the Erased and the places they live.  —- February 26th, 2014 marked…