National Geographic



The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation. The magazine is published worldwide in 40 languages read by 60 million people. Besides, the National Geographic Society also owns the National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo). Today, the channel is available in over 143 countries, seen in more than 160 million homes and in 25 languages.

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Shared Horizons

Shared horizons shows the similar ability of the Mongolian cattle herders communities and the fishermen local groups in Madagascar to adapt to environmental and socio-economic changes.

The Price of Basmati

Consumers who want to know about the origin of their basmati rice, can read about the lush, green foothills of the Himalayas depicted on product packaging. But the reality appears far less appealing.

A fistful of shrimps

We explore the consequences of the raise of seafood production on mangrove ecosystems and the preservation solutions proposed by local coastal communities in Indonesia.

The People Behind the Seawall

Land subsidence and climate change are not abstract concepts. This story shows how the lives of four citizens and their families are affected by floods, heavy rainfall, water pollution, the lack of clean water and proper sanitation.