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A Dream Team of International Scientists Explore Uncharted Wilderness in Guyana

Our “Biological SWAT team” has just assembled in the Southern Rupununi savannahs of Guyana to conduct a 3-week biodiversity survey.

The Last Untamed Mexican River

An incredible journey to preserve the last untamed Mexican River: the San Pedro Mezquital.

New Population of Bushbabies Discovered in Northern Kenya

The Somali lesser galago is Kenya’s least known primate. Since 2003, Tom Butynski and Yvonne de Jong have been gathering information on the natural history of this galago. During their warthog surveys in northern Kenya a new population of Somali lesser galagos was discovered at an oasis in the Chalbi Desert.

Where Warthogs Roam at Night….

Kenya’s common warthog, thought to only be active during the day, appears to have ‘swapped’ its strictly diurnal lifestyle for a nocturnal one. In the desert environment of central northern Kenya, food is scarce and there is no drinking water for several months at a time.

Quest for Kenya´s Desert Warthog

Yvonne de Jong and her team are in search of the desert warthog and common warthog- yes, the lovable ‘Pumba’ from the ‘Lion King’- in northern Kenya.

Jungle Science and the Future of Conservation

My love of science comes from many places. I am drawn to the adventure, the exploration, and the possibility of discovery. Like many scientists, my thirst for knowledge stems from an insatiable curiosity about the unknown. Unlike many scientists, my “laboratory” is far from civilization. In an age of technology where information is consistently and…

Excavations at the Site of an Ancient Techno-Revolution

Five years in the making, this NG explorer has finally returned from his travels in Jordan excavating the site of Ancient Middle East’s first techno-revolution. Learn more about what the team discovered and what’s next on their agenda!

Behind the Mexican Circus with Young Explorer Emily Ainsworth

Through her Young Explorer’s Grant, Emily was able to photograph seven different circuses around Mexico City—Circo Hermanos Vazquez, Circo Atayde, and American Circus to name a few. Read more about her adventurers with dancers, ringers, exotic animals, and the opportunity of a lifetime to preform along side them.

Cartlon Ward Nears Last 20 Days of 1,000-Mile/100-Day Trek

With just about 20 days remaining of 100-day, 1,000-mile trek through the Florida Everglades, check out how far Carlton Ward and his team have progressed towards promoting conservation in the Sunshine State.

The Secret Lives of Social Butterflies

In a paper spent many months in the making, Susan Finkbeiner’s report on communal butterfly roosting was released to the public March 21, 2012. The paper closely analyzes the behavior of the Heliconius, also referred to as the passion-vine butterfly, a species of tropical butterfly that exhibits curious communal tendencies. Susan seeks to learn why these insects decide to roost while several other adult butterfly species do not, begging the question “What’s the benefit of being a social butterfly?”

Adios Coiba! Until Next Time.

With the conclusion of Sylvia Earle’s fifth and final day at Isla Coiba Marine Park, the expedition team wraps up their adventure with a renewed sense of optimism for the future of the park and all of its marine inhabitants.

Onward and Downward!

Frog fish, schooling jacks, and other strange and beautiful creatures: a day of photos from Coiba’s Marine Park. Sylvia Earle and Jenifer Austin Foulkes’s fourth day of diving produces more new data for the advancement of science and conservation.

“We All Live in a Yellow Submarine”

Sylvia Earle and Jenifer Austin Foulkes take to the water for a third day in an unforgettable experience Jenifer compares to “discovering a new planet”.

The Adventure Continues: Sylvia takes the DeepSea Sub for a Ride

The adventure continues with the second installment of Sylvia Earle’s visit to Isla Coiba Marine Park where she performed some of the first ever explorations of Hannibal bank in a DeepSea sub.

Your Questions for a World-Renowned Elephant Expert

Fearless Conservationist and Scientist, Dr. Joyce Poole has been decoding elephant language for years and is now working on a project to help mentally scared elephants recover after a 16-year civil war gripped Mozambique, devastating its people and its wildlife . Find out how you can join her for a live conversation, Tuesday March 23 at 2:30pm ET.