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In 2012, Wolf OR-7 became the first known wild wolf to enter California in 88 years. Now a beautifully illustrated map tells his story.
When looking at National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb’s eerie photo of adult twins in a spooky setting, you expect to hear the duet whisper, “Come play with us.”
The Micronesian island of Yap banned the use of plastic bags to protect the local environment—and discovered additional benefits along the way.
Last week, I traveled to Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam to learn about the Vietnamese blue swimming crab fishery. Since 2009 a cross-sector partnership of government agencies, exporters, and WWF-Vietnam have been dealing with contentious issues related to the sustainability of this stock. In discussions with this coalition, I was struck by the contrast…
In the first episode we meet a young woman desperate to reunite with her dying father in Mozambique. Walking through Kruger National Park might be her only option to do so.
Socotra is known for its otherworldly plants and landscapes, but deep inside, its biggest mysteries are just beginning to be revealed.
At the beginning of March, I returned to New Xade for an extended visit. Someone in the community had recently passed away, and the funeral was scheduled for the same weekend I arrived. The day before the ceremony, I went to the cemetery to help dig the grave. A dozen of us took a couple…
INK Talks is an inspirational conference platform committed to spreading disruptive ideas and inspiring stories from the most unexpected sources. At INK 2014, the speakers were asked to describe why and how they were going “beyond boundaries” in their own work and daily lives… Please watch and share this INK talk: https://youtu.be/Z5RLTzya0v8
Peek behind the scenes as science illustrator Jane Kim paints a huge mural showing all the bird families in the world.
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they hitch hike from Tasmania to London, study sleep’s science, count India’s tigers, protect the world’s oceans, hike the length of the Pacific Crest Trail in winter, cook the world, understand forest fires, study the real ingredients of processed foods.
Nearly 60 years before our expedition to the Seychelles, Jacques Cousteau and National Geographic’s Luis Marden had their own adventures in these waters.
Musicians in shell headdresses welcomed hundreds of disembarking Japanese visitors when Peace Boat docked in Guadalcanal, its final port of call, last month. Guadalcanal receives few tourists and our arrival produced a flurry of new entrepreneurs: hawkers arranged wooden canoe figureheads and bottles of pressed coconut oil on mats spread over the concourse, and an ice-cream…
No farms, no sheep, no grassy hills—no pubs. This is Ireland at the dawn of the Stone Age.
“Believe me my young friend, There is nothing absolutely nothing worth half so much doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Graham, Wind in the Willows Our team is waiting, while someone else is doing the messing about with our boat, and it does not half feel worth it. Our team of botanists, ecologists,wildlife…
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they survive moose and cold temperatures to win the Yukon Quest, live in the wilderness for 8 months with moth-eating bears, photograph bees, learn about Mayan achievements, investigate China’s tiger farms, understand Nicaragua’s sugarcane worker health crisis, study the sunset’s colors, myth-bust “clean coal”.