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International Women’s Day: Photos and Quotes From Women Explorers

Celebrate International Women’s Day with great quotes from women explorers, and learn about the inspirational work they’re doing.

Turkey Celebrates World Vulture Day by Satellite-tracking Its First Egyptian Vultures

The migration of globally endangered Egyptian vultures is under high-tech surveillance Eastern Turkey environmental organization KuzeyDoga celebrated September 1 International Vulture Awareness Day at Turkey’s first vulture restaurant in Igdir with another first for Turkey’s vultures.  first vulture restaurantOn August 17,  we started satellite-tracking globally endangered Egyptian vultures for the first time in Turkey, in collaboration with Turkey’s Ministry of Forestry…

Jungle Science and the Future of Conservation

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…

Bush Boyes on Expedition: Nata to Vundumtiki

Join National Geographic Scientist Steve Boyes on an expedition into the heart of Botswana’s Okavango wilderness, on a mission to an island in the wetlands seldom visited by humans, where the “Bush Boyes” are researching cavity-nesting bird communities.

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…

2011 Buffett Award Winners

This year’s winners of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Conservation are a community leader of the Huaorani people from the Ecuadorian Amazon, and a Kenyan wildlife conservationist who uses blogs to connect conservationists with supporters around the world.

Expedition Antarctica: Penguins, Finally!

By Christine Dell’Amore Christine Dell’Amore is participating in a National Science Foundation media trip to report on scientists conducting polar research near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Going to Antarctica and not seeing penguins is, at least to me, akin to visiting Paris and skipping the Eiffel Tower. Of course, visiting a penguin colony is not easy…

Expedition Antarctica: Creepy Crawlers and Explorers

By Christine Dell’Amore Christine Dell’Amore is participating in a National Science Foundation media trip to report on scientists conducting polar research near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Antarctica has its share of superlatives–coldest, highest, windiest–and, I think it’s safe to add, the most unpredictable. Flights and plans are constantly canceled–a glaciologist I met at the McMurdo Coffee…