NOW MORE THAN EVER, OUR PLANET NEEDS OUR HELP.
The National Geographic Society supports research, exploration, and conservation in every part of the globe every year. Learn more about our grants program here.
We focus our attention on key projects that emphasize science, technology, and storytelling to help protect species-at-risk, better understand human history and culture, and conserve some of our planet’s last wild places.
Big Cats Initiative
Around the world, trophy hunting, habitat loss, and conflict with humans are putting big cats at great risk. See what we’re doing to help.
National Geographic Labs harnesses both technology and innovation, driving new ways of exploring and understanding the world, redefining our relationship to the planet and to each other, and inspiring actions to secure a planet in balance.
Last Wild Places
By supporting critical scientific research, fieldwork, and the development and deployment of innovative conservation solutions, we are helping protect and restore some of the last remaining wild landscapes on the planet.
Through trailblazing research and storytelling, we’re shining a light on the importance and challenges facing our planet’s critical life support systems.
Okavango Wilderness Project
Traveling by traditional canoes and armed with cutting-edge research technology, Steve Boyes and team explore one of Earth’s last and greatest wilderness areas.
Out of Eden Walk
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek is undertaking an epic experiment in slow journalism—a storytelling walk across the world in the footsteps of our ancestors.
Joel Sartore is on a mission to photograph every species in captivity—inspiring people to see all animals with respect and wonder, and to inspire protection for them all.
Photo Camp has partnered with organizations worldwide to give youth a voice since 2003.
Plastic: Sea to Source
In order to tackle plastic pollution we are leading a multi-year initiative to investigate how plastic moves through watersheds and supporting solutions to keep plastics from ever reaching the ocean.
Pristine Seas is an exploration, research, and conservation project that aims to find, survey, and help protect the last healthy, undisturbed places in the ocean.
Sumatran Rhino Rescue
The Sumatran rhino is on the brink of extinction. But you can help by joining the National Geographic Society and a team of expert conservation organizations to save the species.
An investigative reporting project focused on wildlife crime and exploitation.