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Nothing quite excites the imagination than going for an early morning’s walk and seeing the paw prints of lions along the road from the previous night’s hunt. How many of them are they? How far away might they be? Who are they? Are they still hungry? Will I live to eat breakfast? Now, spend time…
By Florian Weise, N/a’an ku sê Carnivore Conservation Research Project, Namibia and National Geographic Big Cats Initiative grantee. Last week a livestock farmer called to report a cheetah caught in a trap. He won’t release the animal on site — it will kill his livestock. But knowing about the species’ imperiled status he does…
Our “Biological SWAT team” has just assembled in the Southern Rupununi savannahs of Guyana to conduct a 3-week biodiversity survey.
An incredible journey to preserve the last untamed Mexican River: the San Pedro Mezquital.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.