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This week, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they walk from Siberia to Australia, celebrate Putin’s $51 billion Olympic bash, get to the historic bottom of Groundhog Day, cycle 11,000 miles from Norway to South Africa, spend 200 days in a year deep inside of caves, dodge the bubonic plague in Madagascar, and search for the last of Africa’s glaciers.
Join host National Geographic Weekend host Boyd Matson and his guests as they try to save man-eating crocs from angry villagers, meet a retired Navy seal at Washington’s National Zoo, find out the dark secrets of performing orcas at Sea World, swim face to face with great white sharks, and survive avalanches by avoiding them.
Meet the giant forest hog, which at 600 pounds (275 kilograms) brings home the record-setting bacon as the world’s biggest pig.
Forgive Tony Goldberg for picking his nose—he’s discovered a mysterious species of tick that usually hides in primate nostrils in Africa.
Bee stings to the face, deadly serpents, and raging arson fires…no day is the same for a chimp researcher in Uganda.
WASHINGTON (June 3, 2013)—Dr. Alberto Yanosky, leader of an environmental organization in Paraguay that works to safeguard habitats and species across the country, and Charles Tumwesigye, chief of conservation area management in the Uganda Wildlife Authority, have been selected as the 2013 winners of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Conservation. The award…
Reports from the wildlife trade monitoring organization Traffic, African media outlets, and scholarly researchers point to well-developed trade in pangolins from African source countries to China.
The market for organic food and drink is estimated at U.S.$50 billion and growing by IFOAM, the global organization of organic trade. While much of that product demand originates in wealthy developed nations, it creates opportunity for developing countries like Uganda to build a sustainable export business that protects natural resources while boosting the economy through the creation of long-term green jobs.
Zebra stripes are among the most striking mammalian coat patterns. How these dramatic patterns are produced remains mysterious, as does their adaptive value. National Geographic grantee Brenda Larison is in the field in Africa to gain new insights about the evolution of zebra stripes.
Invisible Children has released a new film in its Kony2012 campaign, one that, unlike its predecessor, puts the focus on the countries in central Africa where the murderous Lord’s Resistance Army is currently operating. The filmmakers clearly hope to make the most of the phenomenal reach of the first Kony2012 video, which has garnered more than 90 million views since it launched one month ago, and to address some of the fierce criticism the campaign attracted.
A former child soldier of the Lord’s Resistance Army responds to the clamor over Invisible Children and Kony 2012, the NGO’s campaign against Joseph Kony and the LRA.
It is an age-old story in the developing world, one that rarely ends happily ever after. Communities without economic power that live off of land to which they do not “own” are devastated when their government transfers the property rights to wealthy outside interests, who exploit the natural resources. These land deals often result in…
Dan Morrison’s book, The Black Nile, chronicles his journey along the Nile River from its source at Lake Victoria to its mouth 3,600 miles later at the Mediterranean Sea. National Geographic News Watch interviews him about his journey and his travel writing.
Thousands of visitors trek up Africa’s equatorial volcanoes each year to see the world’s remaining mountain gorillas at close quarters. The thriving gorilla tourist economy has generally been good for the great apes, and may even have secured their survival. But a new study finds that human viruses have infected and killed gorillas. So do tourists also bring their fellow primates the kiss of death?