Explorers

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Mist rolling over Five Colored Lake at dawn, Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province, China

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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