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Turkey’s First Wildlife Corridor Links Bear, Wolf and Lynx Populations to the Caucasus Forests

Dr. Çağan Şekercioğlu is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. A professor of conservation biology, ecology and ornithology at the University of Utah Department of Biology, he also directs the Turkish environmental organization KuzeyDoğa. A gray wolf (Canis lupus) photographed by one of KuzeyDoğa‘s camera traps in Kars Turkey (Türkiye) is the only country covered almost entirely by three…

NG Explorer on the Death of Kim Jong-Il

The death of North Korea’s long-term dictator raises many issues and questions of similarly long-term importance. In the first moments of receipt of the news, one National Geographic Explorer gives his reflections via Twitter.

Sunflower and Honeybee on a Kenyan Morning

My name is Dino J. Martins, I am a Kenyan entomologist and I love insects. The Kiswahili word for insect is dudu and if you didn’t know already, insects rule the world! Thanks to the amazing efforts of the ‘little things that run the world’ I was humbled to be selected as a National Geographic…

Tucson BioBlitz Transect: Walking Across the Desert

As part of the 2011 BioBlitz in Saguaro National Park, NG Explorer-in-Residence J. Michael Fay walked some 70 miles over seven days on a transect across park and city, noting all the plants and animals along the way. Experience the whole exhilarating journey for yourself.

10,000 Strong

National Geographic celebrates 122 years of excellence by honoring the Society’s 1st and 10,000th grantees.

José Urteaga: Turtle Defender

NG Emerging Explorer José Urteaga reports back on his mission to protect endangered sea turtles along Nicaragua’s Pacific coast.

NG Young Explorer Wins Video Competition

NG Young Explorer and NewsWatch blogger Neil Losin has just won a video contest from WWF, with a short film built around the theme of “Life. Nature. You. Make the Connection.” Watch the film and learn more about Neil and the contest.

Xayaburi Dam and the Fate of the Mekong

Representatives of the nations around the Mekong River are meeting this week to make a decision regarding the construction of a large new dam that would have varied and substantial effects throughout the region. National Geographic Emerging Explorer Zeb Hogan discusses the possible impacts of the proposed Xayaburi Dam and the importance of this week’s decision.

Your Questions for Ocean Explorer Bob Ballard

NG Explorer-in-Residence Bob Ballard has discovered the wreck of “Titanic,” new forms of life, and pioneered incredible submarine technology in the process. Now you get to be the explorer and discover what stories and thoughts still lie beneath those trademark baseball caps of his. Join Ballard in a live video chat on the National Geographic Facebook page, Wednesday Dec. 14, at 3:30pm EST (8:30pm UT).

International Teachers Go Genographic

This week Genographic Project team members, including Project Director and NG Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells, are working with teachers at the European Council for International Schools Conference in Lisbon, Portugal to integrate the project’s educational initiative, GenoThreads into their classrooms. Learn more about the available lesson plans.

“Walking” by Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau’s essay “Walking” has inspired many a saunterer over the past 150 years, including NG Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay, who has made transects by foot recording plants and animals across Africa, the range of the Redwoods, and Saguaro National Park in Arizona.

NG Young Explorers’ Spirit Bear Film Wins Award

The winning film by Trip Jennings and Andy Maser follows photographers as they search for the legendary “spirit bear”–a black bear with white fur–to draw attention to the beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest, which is endangered by plans to make this area the main Pacific port for oil from Canada’s tar sands.

Your Questions for a Virus Hunter

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nathan Wolfe is working to create an early warning system that can forecast and contain new plagues before they kill millions. This Friday, you can ask him all about it, live on the National Geographic Facebook page.

Meet NG Young Explorers

While famous figures continue to make discoveries and lead thrilling expeditions, a new group of National Geographic Young Explorers are laying the foundations for the future. If you’re in D.C., join us at Headquarters this Friday to meet Shannon Switzer, Neil Losin, and Emily Ainsworth.

Your Questions Answered From the Mountain Top

Recently, National Geographic Facebook fans posted their questions for members of The Mountain Institute’s international expedition to a potentially dangerous new glacial lake in the Himalayas. Listen to their answers from the field and see photos from the spectacular journey.