Photograph by Michael S. Yamashita
About the Program
Building on our legacy of supporting groundbreaking research and vital conservation worldwide for more than a century, National Geographic has established The National Geographic Air and Water Conservation Fund. This grant program supports the field research of Chinese scientists who are exploring innovative solutions to water and air quality issues.
Funding will be given to on-the-ground projects in China at the cutting edge of research, technology, and conservation that require seed capital, including those that investigate risky or unproven approaches.
Funded projects will include, but not be limited to, scientific research, community conservation programs, technological innovation, and communication endeavors that directly bear on novel solutions in air and water conservation. Priority will be given to projects with potential for being replicable and scalable for a global audience.
Alibaba Group is a founding partner of The National Geographic Air and Water Conservation Fund.
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A National Geographic-sponsored expedition to save the Critically Endangered Chinese swamp cypress.
Enric Sala and the team are exploring, researching, and helping to protect the last wild places in the ocean.
Carlton Ward hikes 1,000 miles to highlight a wildlife corridor from Central Florida to the Gulf Coast, through the Big Bend, and across the Panhandle all the way to Alabama.
Joel Sartore is documenting biodiversity to get people to care as species face extinction.
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The new National Geographic Air and Water Conservation Fund will support the field research of Chinese scientists who are exploring innovative solutions to water and air quality issues. This gallery features a sampling of previous exploration in China across the scientific spectrum that National Geographic has been funding since 1888.
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