The National Geographic Society

We support a diverse, international community of changemakers — National Geographic Explorers — who use the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.

WE INVEST IN PEOPLE

Since 1890, the National Geographic Society has supported the work of more than 14,000 scientists, educators, storytellers, conservationists, technologists, and many others across all seven continents. These Explorers are doing extraordinary work to address the critical challenges of our time, advance new solutions, and inspire positive, transformative change in our five focus areas: Ocean, Land, Wildlife, Human History & Cultures, and Human Ingenuity.

Stories of Impact
Champions of wildlife and wild places win prestigious awards
Champions of wildlife and wild places win prestigious awards
‘To illuminate and protect the wonder of our world’
‘To illuminate and protect the wonder of our world’
Paula Kahumbu: Defending rights for elephants, globally
Paula Kahumbu: Defending rights for elephants, globally
Grace Young: Creating high tech for deep oceans
Grace Young: Creating high tech for deep oceans

Featured Programs

Okavango Wilderness Project

Perpetual Planet

Pristine Seas

Photo Ark

Out Of Eden Walk

Okavango Wilderness Project

Perpetual Planet

Pristine Seas

Photo Ark

Out Of Eden Walk

Okavango Wilderness Project

Perpetual Planet

Pristine Seas

Photo Ark

Out Of Eden Walk

EXPLORATION HAPPENS BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT

You can help further the work of National Geographic Explorers around the world by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Geographic Society.