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Over the past 127 years, donors have helped us make nearly 12,000 grants for research and conservation programs around the globe, created programs and resources to educate children about our interconnected world, and shared stories of exploration and discovery with people everywhere. Together, we are changing the world.
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Your Support in the Field
Led by Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, National Geographic's Pristine Seas has helped inspire the creation of the largest marine reserve in the Americas. The newly protected waters around Chile's Desventuradas Islands contain many marine species found nowhere else on Earth.
Your Support in the Field
When lions and other big cats kill livestock, herders retaliate by killing cats. Sturdy livestock enclosures called bomas keep livestock safe from attack by big cats, just as they keep big cats safe from people who depend on livestock for income. National Geographic grantees helped construct more than 260 new bomas in Kenya and Tanzania in 2014. Learn how you can support their work.
Why I Give to National Geographic
“National Geographic shines a spotlight on the critical issues of the day and proposes innovative solutions that are grounded in science. I feel good about my legacy knowing that National Geographic will leverage my gift so it can have the greatest impact,” says Grace Cleere, who recently named National Geographic as a beneficiary in her will. Read More