Elephants killed to feed illegal ivory trade

Killed for their tusks, elephants could be extinct in 100 years

The numbers tell an alarming story. More than 60 African elephants were slaughtered every day in 2012 to feed the illegal ivory trade. Within...

Green diplomacy: Racing to plant a forest

Running a 10-kilometer race will burn calories and improve your health. Beyond those benefits, an annual footrace contributes to reforestation and erosion prevention in...
Surfer riding wave (© AP Images)

Surfers doing science in the breakers

Who needs a lab coat when you have a wet suit? These citizen scientists are helping collect oceanic data by using SmartFin technology when they surf.
Three rhinos, heads to water surface

Rhinos on the brink

The global rhino population is a fraction what it was 100 years ago. September 22 is a day to celebrate and protect the surviving members of an iconic species.

Online learning spurs offline climate action

The YALI Network began a campaign among young Africans that bridged online enthusiasm and real-world action on how climate change affects their communities.
Different types of waste floating underwater (© AP Images)

Pacific garbage soup is entering the food chain. Why you should...

A massive amount of the world’s garbage has found its way to the central Pacific Ocean. Ocean pollution is an urgent issue; learn more.
Face of Sumatran tiger (Wiklander/Shutterstock.com)

Top 10 ways to save wildlife

You think you can't save endangered wildlife? Think again. Here are 10 ways you can help.
Erupting volcano at night (© Vladimir Voychuk/2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year)

Enjoy these 15 stunning nature pictures

Check out some of the amazing nature photos submitted by photographers for National Geographic's 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest.
Amur tiger in the snow (© Aaron Barnes/Alamy)

One tiger’s journey from the brink of extinction

In the Russian Far East, an endangered Amur tiger was released back into the wild in 2017, giving conservationists hope for the species’ future. The news comes just in time for World Wildlife Day on March 3.