So You Want to Become a National Geographic Explorer

Wend Magazine

If you’ve ever wondered how you might become an explorer for National Geographic believe it or not it can be as simple as attending a seminar. During the Banff Mountain Film Festival in a conference room at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada aspiring young explorers learn the ropes of turning their dreams of adventure into an assignment for National Geographic. Working with National Geographic opens doors.

National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The second edition of the National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition has one of the longest book names in bird bookdom: National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition: Now Covering More Than 1,000 Species With the Most-Detailed Information Found in a Single Volume. How do the species accounts here differ from the species accounts in the 6th edition of the National Geographic Field Guide ?

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Genetic Engineers and Conservation Biologists: Scenes From a First Date

Nature Conservancy - Science

by Craig Groves, Director, Conservation Methods and Learning. Having just read the cover story in the April issue of National Geographic on bringing back extinct species, our columnist — who has spent years fretting over a conservation initiative to restore bison to the grasslands of eastern Montana — now found good reason to fear that the reintroduction of woolly mammoths and other extinct species was headed our way. Woolly mammoths: coming soon to a prairie near you?

Tunisians are loving the Fennec Fox to death

Green Prophet

While the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists Vulpes zerda as of least concern on their red list of threatened species, photographer Bruno D’Amicis discovered a disturbing trend that threatens the species during the two years he spent photographing the animal in Tunisia with support from National Geographic. Sadly, they eventually declared the program a failure. :: Proof, National Geographic.

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Apps for the Smart Birder — Which One Should You Use?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Timothy Boucher is senior geographer at The Nature Conservancy and a long-time birder. Hidden in National Geographic Birds is a way to something similar — filtering the search by color, size, habitat, etc. So for a true novice trying to find a bird, I think Audubon and National Geographic lead the pack, with iBird and Sibley following closely behind and Peterson bringing up the rear. National Geographic Birds.

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Nat Geo Goes On Tour, Through The UAE

Green Prophet

National Geographic Magazine is one of the most exciting magazines on the planet. With 50 million monthly readers, its commitment to conservation, culture, and science is virtually unparalleled. To date, the National Geographic Society has awarded 9,000 research grants that enable scientists to continue uncovering our planet’s sacred wonders. The Iranian Government rubber stamps oil exploration in the country’s most important national park.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 26

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). There’s a real problem in the conservation community: a lack of diversity. It keeps happening, so we’re going to continue to talk poaching in today’s green news. More than 80 elephants were killed when poachers used cyanide to poison their water hole. ( BBC News ). Ancient fish fossil found in China shows the first face on an animal ! This poor gorilla was hand-raised by humans and has no gorilla friends. ( MNN ).

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 15

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Struggling to be leaders in conservation with a circus-y past — what’s the future of zoos ? Conservation Magazine ). Elephant poachers, take note. Elephants may be growing more aggressive to those who pose a threat. Huffington Post ). Cuts in volcano monitoring ? Thanks, sequester. ( MNN ). The North and South Poles are shifting. Take a wild guess as to why… ( Scientific American ). Awww!

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The Green Buzz: Friday, August 23

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The truth about bees & National Honey Bee Day. National Geographic ). The Green Buzz conservation issues conservation science environment green buzz Green Technology Huffington Post National Geographic Nature Conservancy nuts policy and environment whale sharks Like a bowl of mixed nuts, today’s green news is all about variety. Colorado forest fires captured in stunning time lapse VIDEO. HuffPo ).

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 31

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National Geographic ). Animals Climate Change Climate Science & Research Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Global Warming Green Living Insects International North America Rainforests Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy animal zombies brains chemicals chocolate Daily Green endocrine disruptors great lakes Guardian Halloween Huffington Post National Geographic npr palm oil plastic micro beads rainforest destruction snakes walking dead

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 10

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National Geographic ). Agriculture Animals Climate Change Climate Science & Research Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Global Warming North America The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy caiman Europe farmer''s trick Grist jaguar National Geographic nbc news no tilling one-way trip to Mars pesticides pesticides ban probability sandy save farms storms Treehugger Washington Post

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 17

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National Geographic ). Air Pollution Animals Biodiversity Climate Change Conservation Issues Energy Environmental News Environmental Science Global Warming Green Living North America Oceans & Coasts Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy air pollution baby fox BBC News bp Costa Rica drug war gulf coast hold breath Huffington Post marine mammals MNN murder National Geographic npr oil spill oxygen poaching refineries sea turtle conservationist

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 17

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Animals Birds Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Fish Green Living Health North America Science Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy United States anchors Asian carp bird apps birdsong apps black bear britain''s seahorses drowning great lakes heat wave MNN National Geographic rare seahorse saultstar telegraph Treehugger Grab that coffee and get your green news on.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 3

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Animals Arctic China Climate Change Climate Science & Research Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Global Warming International The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy United States asian hornets BBC News bees car exhaust global warming Grist honeybees MNN National Geographic ocean acidification oceans the atlantic cities walruses world''s oceans zombies

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 22

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Animals Asia Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Science & Research Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living International North America Oceans & Coasts Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy America BBC News Birds bottlenose dolphins Discovery News dolphin deaths dolphins East Coast fukushima leak hopping caterpillar jumping caterpillar L.A Today’s green news is all about animals!

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 29

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Animals Climate Change Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Global Warming Green Living International Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy BBC News Bloomberg captive baby pandas endangered species environmental movement global warming Google maps Huffington Post martin luther king MLK MNN National Geographic panda conservation videos Water conservation yosemite rim fire

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 28

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Animals Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living North America Protected Areas Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy United States 500 chimps animal trafficking Discovery News east coast dolphins farmer''s almanac Fukushima intense fires MNN Mongabay mutation National Geographic new york daily news radiation sea life virus winter predictions Will radiation from Fukushima create super ocean creatures?

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 17

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Animals Conservation Issues Environmental News Green Living International North America Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Uncategorized banana banana fungus bbc nature black and white zebra stripes dam endangered species Huffington Post ibex independent Italy methods to saving animals National Geographic npr optical illusion supervolcano Yellowstone park zebra

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 16

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). We’ve got some interesting news on the climate change front this morning. America has its first climate change refugees. Grist ). The Farm Bill has been approved by the House. Huffington Post ). What’s blue, provides over 80 percent of U.S. fresh water, and is suffering? The Great Lakes. ( MNN ). They’re supposed to protect the rhinos, but the black market is creating poachers out of park rangers. ( NPR ).

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The Green Buzz: Monday, August 5

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). There’s news on another unexpected consequence of climate change in today’s green news. Costa Rica is closing its zoos and setting the animals free. International Business Times ). Is climate change connected to a global rise in violence ? A new study in Science says yes. ( BBC News ). Moonbird has been spotted in Canada! Philly.com ). A world without lions , elephants and rhinos? We’re on the way to that reality.

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 7

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Another compelling reason for why not to cut down the world’s rain forests is in today’s green news. An expedition to some of the planet’s most remote and unexplored rain forests has found 60 new species ! Stink bugs are coming, but workers who count this invasive insect are furloughed. Consumer Reports ). When the ocean is a desert , this creature helps coral reefs thrive. ( BBC News ).

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 12

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Animals Biodiversity Climate Change Conservation Issues Environmental News Global Warming Insects Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy cartoons to engage the public CNN Daily Mail detroit free press emerald ash borer Mars Mongabay National Geographic navy north america''s rarest birds perseids perseids meteor shower shrike space travel

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The Green Buzz: Monday, August 19

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Apparently human females aren’t the only ones who like a multi-tasking male… Female frogs look for males who can do two or more things at the same time. Smart gals! Science World Report ). In case you missed it, scientists have discovered a new species of mammal ! 16 things you love that climate change is totally going to ruin. Grist ). In Texas alone, 30 communities could run out of water by the year’s end. Mongabay ).

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 15

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). We’re buzzing over water wars, vegetarian fish and the greenest colleges in today’s green news. How do you save populations of “feed” fish from overfishing? Turn the carnivorous farmed fish who eat them into vegetarians, of course. Washington Post ). When you think of the military , do you think “environmentally friendly?” ” If not, you may want to think again. ( MNN ). Florida is suing Georgia over water.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 1

Conservancy Talk

Iraq has declared its first national park in the southern marshlands that many call the cradle of civilization. National Geographic ). It’s a new day and a new month, so let’s start it off right with some green news. Want to get closer to nature? Try following a toddler, for whom “…the dried worm as tragic as a starving polar bear; the walnut shell as mysterious as the queen conch.” ” ( Grist ).

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 30

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Conservation efforts save dwarf foxes from extinction in record time. Africa Animals Birds Environmental News Insects The Green Buzz bird fossil conservation daily news dwarf fox environmental news fossil galapagos islands Google Street View green news Guardian Kenya Mongabay National Geographic nature Nature.com Philippines pirate ant poaching Treehugger In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species.

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 29

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). government has redirected over $31M dollars owed to USAID to form a conservation fund in the Phillipines. Could Santa be flooded out? Did “Sharknado” get something right? It’s all in today’s green news. Apparently we paved paradise and put up unused parking lots all over the place. Awesome. Grist ). Where the North Pole was once frozen, now there is a lake. Is Santa flooded out? ( MNN ).

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 18

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Animals Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living Invasive species North America Science Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz United States ash borer ash trees Bloomberg cars Christian Science Monitor comet of the century dinosaur fox news iowa jaws mackinaw island martha''s vineyard Michigan National Geographic new dinosaur shark hunt shark tournament Treehugger Utah

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The Green Buzz: Monday, August 26

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Cooking in your dishwasher? Disappearing beaches? It’s all in today’s green news. No more federal funds means endangered desert tortoises at a nature center must be euthanized. Spokesman-Review ). Air-tight food containers or canning jars + food + dishwasher = eco-friendly, efficient dishwasher cuisine. ( NPR ). Scientists have found the source of mercury in Pacific Ocean fish — and they say levels will only get higher. (

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 8

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Animals Biodiversity Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living International North America Science Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy United States bats BBC News bee colonies bee colony collapse bio tech cold war cold war bunkers innovative corporations MNN National Geographic New York Times npr plants that glow sustainable corporations transparent animals

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 13

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Today’s green news is filled with tidbits on big cats, disease outbreaks and new discoveries. Domesticated dogs + Sumatran tigers = a new threat to these endangered cats. Say it ain’t so: “Coffee rust” threatening good coffee by attacking Arabica coffee plants. Wired ). The days of cheap food are over, thanks to climate change. Grist ).

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 4

Conservancy Talk

Coastal communities should build dunes now (and here’s how!) ( National Geographic ). Animals, superstorms and “death rays,” all in today’s green news! Could another Superstorm Sandy happen? Scientists are battling it out. International Business Times ). Waiting for a superstorm to hit, though, isn’t wise. This skyscraper’s “death ray” is melting cars in London ! Yikes… ( MNN ).

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 28

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Arctic Biodiversity Birds Climate Change Conservation Issues Energy Environmental News Global Warming Green Living The Green Buzz Arctic sea ice bee colonies Christian Science Monitor cow manure indiana dairy farm MNN National Geographic New York Times pesticides polar bear tortoise Treehugger two-headed shark wildlife traffickingThe green news this morning makes it easy to see how humans can easily cause a species’ extinction.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 24

Conservancy Talk

Amazing NASA images have us feeling quite small this morning… Check out these awe-inspiring images of Earth from very, very far away… ( National Geographic ). A new documentary has SeaWorld fighting back before the film is even released. ( The New York Times ). Video: Divers nearly swallowed whole by humpback whales! ( USA Today ). Still proving that they’re one smart species: dolphins call each other by name. ( BBC News ).

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The Green Buzz: Monday, November 18

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). There’s a lot of green news to report on today, so let’s get started. The U.S. crushed its stockpiles of ivory on Friday in a message to wildlife criminals: Stop. Deforestation is still a major problem around the globe as these crushing satellite photos show. Grist ). The world’s oldest creature was born shortly after Columbus discovered America (and was killed by the scientists studying it). ( The Telegraph ).

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 25

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Napoleon Dynamite may be interested in today’s green news. A rare “ zonkey ” has been born in Italy. Science World Report ). 25 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster, the secret to one bird’s recovery may be bad news for mink. Grist ). Ocean pollution spreading faster than we thought? Microbes are feasting on ocean plastic waste. ecogeek ). A sand dune could doom the set of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

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Adventurers Become Citizen Scientists for Conservation

Wend Magazine

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) is a non-profit that can turn you, the adventure junkie, into a citizen scientist. In 2008, Treinish was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for making the first-ever recorded trek of the 7,800-miles over the Andes. Photo Via: jeffk ] Related posts: SEEtheWILD: Travel for the Sake of Conservation. Support Salmon Conservation through Wild Salmon Rising. Assignment Earth: National Conservation Lands

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 3

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Today we’re talking weather, greenwashing, and fighting deforestation. Oklahoma has been pummeled by tornadoes — but why? A complaint from environmental groups is exposing what exactly is behind those green labels. ( The New York Times ). Environmentalists got one major firm to quit greenwashing and deforestation in Indonesia. ( NPR ). Need a little inspiration for what activities to do outside ? Look no further. Washington Post ).

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 25

Conservancy Talk

Why is Hurricane Sandy debris removal in NYC nearly twice the national average? ( ” ( National Geographic ). When you see the word “Amazon,” what comes to mind? The giant internet retailer put in a bid for “ amazon” cyberspace , and neither Brazil nor Peru is pleased. Guardian ). The New York Times ). Big agriculture is fighting to keep prying eyes out of slaughterhouses and factory farms. Grist ).

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The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Adaptation Arctic Climate Change Climate Science & Research Conservation Issues Environmental News Global Warming Invasive species The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Arctic sea ice Burmese pythons California Christian Science Monitor commercial freighter coyotes Everglades global warming global warming report IPCC Louisiana marin county melting MNN National Geographic New York Times northwest passage npr ranchers sinkhole snakes traps

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 11

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Air Pollution Arctic Climate Change Climate Science & Research Conservation Issues Energy Environmental News Environmental Science Global Warming Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Antarctica bats CO2 cold temperature Daily Green drugs global warming green house gas Guardian lotions National Geographic npr omega-3s organic milk sewage treatment soaps ultrasonic signals USA Today water supply

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 17

Conservancy Talk

Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today’s green news. National Geographic ). A story on pollution told by…ear wax? Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! There’s a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. International Business Times ). How often do whales clean their ears?

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 6

Conservancy Talk

What’s the happiest nation in the world (and in part due to a clean environment)? National Geographic ). D-Day: 69 years ago today, Operation Overlord began. So let’s talk Normandy in today’s green news. The Bay of Seine – a place of great significance for WWII – is being sited for a wind farm. ( The Independent ).

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