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Featured Explorers

Angelo Bernardino: Revealing the ecological riches of the Amazon’s mangrove forests

Thomas Peschak: Telling the story of the Amazon’s complex aquatic ecosystem

Rosa Vásquez Espinoza: Magnifying the world’s tiniest life forms

Ruthmery Pillco Huarcaya: Protecting the legend of her youth, the Andean bear

Florence Goupil: Immortalizing Indigenous practices in Latin America

Leo Lanna: Uncovering insect mysteries in the dark rainforest

Thomas Lovejoy: In memoriam, celebrating the godfather of biodiversity

Fernando Trujillo: Understanding the Amazon’s aquatic health through river dolphins

In Memoriam: Thomas Lovejoy
The late National Geographic Explorer and conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy spent more than five decades illuminating and protecting the Amazon.
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