Written by Darci Palmquist | February 2nd, 2012
What’s the best way to protect the world’s dwindling grasslands from conversion to agriculture or parking lots? A new study holds some answers.
Written by Mark Tercek | January 20th, 2012
While the world debates the best ways to address climate change, Mark Tercek says that one strategy is a “no brainer.” Find out which.
Written by Matt Miller | December 12th, 2011
It may be difficult to see the effects of climate change on your every day life. Of course, you don’t live on an island chain in the Pacific Ocean where the water is rising and the fish are disappearing.
Written by Joanne Wilson | November 27th, 2011
Raja Ampat is home to more than 550 species of coral. It’s a wonder to behold — but a hassle to catalog. Learn how the team is tackling a Herculean task.
Written by Joanne Wilson | November 23rd, 2011
Meet the expedition’s Community Monitoring Assistants, learn about their past careers and join the search for underwater invertebrates.
Written by Joanne Wilson | November 22nd, 2011
The expedition team has been encountering some exotic species. Join them as they examine a gigantic fish ball!
Written by Joanne Wilson | November 21st, 2011
Reef resilience is a key concept behind the expedition’s goals in Raja Ampat. Learn why it’s reshaping the way we protect coral around the world.
Written by Joanne Wilson | November 18th, 2011
Wake up with the expedition team to calm, clear waters surrounded by jaw-dropping mountains. It’s time to go diving and monitor some reefs!
Written by Joanne Wilson | November 17th, 2011
Before the team can dive they need to do things like tie pencils to slates and guess the length of plastic fish. Find out why these mundane tasks are so important.
Written by Michael Looker | October 24th, 2011
A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence reminds us that losses of indigenous peoples, cultures, and languages lead directly to environmental damage.