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First explored by western archaeologists in the 1960s, two Young Explorers tour Timor-Leste’s Lene Hara cave.
From running away with the Mexican circus to sambaing through Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to exploring an Indian magician’s village, Emily Ainsworth will share her adventures in worlds vastly different from our own.
For Young Explorers Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue, the past nine months have been a journey of energy, frustration, sweat, cold, wind, laughs, scree, sore feet, an icy tent, warm sleeping bags, a lot of lamb stew, hard work, failure, perseverance, and success.
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.
An interview with an NOAA Division Chief on efforts to track climate change’s impact on Timor-Leste’s coral reefs.
Take a break under the oak trees on the Rim of Africa Mountain Trail with an interactive panorama and audio recording.
Young Explorer Will Meadows is building traditional canoes throughout the world’s ecosystems and indigenous communities, using the vessel as a lens into culture, identity, art, environment, and innovation. —- Plunged into canoe-building cultures throughout many of Earth’s treasured places, I had the chance over the last year on a Watson Fellowship to learn from indigenous…
Who was Nino Konis Santana?
National Geographic Young Explorer Alizé Carrère is researching an innovative method of agricultural adaptation in the Malagasy highlands that has emerged in the face of severe deforestation. Known to locals as “lavaka”, literally meaning “hole”, they are massive erosional gullies that provide surprising agricultural and socio-economic benefits, turning a deforested landscape into one of opportunity, not hardship.…
National Geographic grantee Riley Arthur is documenting the Erased of Slovenia- 200,000 non-ethnic Slovenian residents who were not automatically granted citizenship after the country split from Yugoslavia in 1991. Without legal documentation, these people could not legally travel, own property, obtain medical care, vote, marry, attend school or work without a visa. A decade later, the…
A young explorer travels through Timor-Leste investigating how this new nation is addressing the joint issues of conservation and development. There will be a lot of terrible public transportation.
The final dispatch from NG Young Explorer Julia Harte and team member Anna Ozbek examines the lives of villagers who have already been displaced by hydroelectric dams in Southeastern Turkey — and what they portend for residents of the 12,000-year-old town of Hasankeyf, soon to be submerged by the Ilısu Dam.
In the newly formed state of Telangana, India, the high-tech science of genetic modification is mediated by a 6,000 year old farming tradition. PhD candidate Andrew Flachs explores how new technologies are changing farmer lives (and how farmers are adapting new technologies to suit their needs).
Our lodgings in Nome has a rich history… but no heat.
NG Young Explorer Julia Harte and team member Anna Ozbek visit the construction site of the Ilısu Dam, a 1,200 MW hydroelectric dam whose reservoir will displace at least 25,000 people and flood hundreds of archeological sites across Southeastern Turkey.
The Mayapán Taboo Cenote Project will undertake an extensive exploration of the underwater cave, Cenote Sac Uayum, to document 20+ submerged skeletons and artifacts. Team leader and National Geographic Grantee Bradley Russell will also investigate the modern belief that a supernatural power- a feathered serpent- guards the water within. —– The Mayapán Taboo Cenote Project under…
On the heals of a poacher, chasing chimps doesn’t seem so hard.
“It won’t kill you, but it’ll make you wish you were dead”. That’s how diving instructor Mike Ryan described a lionfish sting as he briefed a boat full of people before an afternoon dive.
Almost nowhere in the world is human history as densely layered as it is in Hasankeyf. Strange sights greet its visitors: thousands of caves carved into limestone cliffs, children playing on the remains of a gargantuan medieval bridge, the towering minaret of a 15th-century mosque. Explore the ancient Turkish town with NG Young Explorer Julia Harte and team member Anna Ozbek.
Young Explorer Cara Brook is in Madagascar studying the impact of human land development on biodiversity and how it could potentially spread infectious diseases that are transmitted from animals to people. Cara will focus on bubonic plague in small mammals and henipaviruses and lyssaviruses (two strains of viruses) in bats. ——— “Voalavo!” we call—Bring out…
The forces of the forest make searching for chimpanzees, alive or dead, a challenge.
Young Explorer Cara Brook and team search for plague-infected rats in the highlands of Madagascar, hoping to find another piece of the puzzle on how infectious diseases spread.