Each year, National Geographic Explorers embark on incredible journeys that lead to new scientific discoveries and help us better understand the world we live in. Our Explorers can make these discoveries because Contributing Members support their work.
Just this month, the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project (NGOWP) completed its annual crossing of the Okavango Delta – surveying and mapping landscapes, recording its biodiversity, and compiling crucial information for policymakers on the value of protecting this important region. To date, the NGOWP has led to the discovery of 52 new species and contributed to the protection of endangered species like cheetahs, white and black rhinoceroses, lions, and more.
None of this would be possible without support from Contributing Members, which is why we need your help today. We need 250 people to make a gift before midnight tonight to help fund current projects like the NGOWP.
When you give today, your gift will be put to work tomorrow to help Explorers like Steve Boyes and Koketso “Koki” Mookodi, who lead the NGOWP to conserve this vital watershed that serves as a water source for more than 1 million people.
Contributing member support allows Explorers David Gruber, Shane Gero, and Robert Wood to use advanced machine learning and state-of-the-art robotics to try to decipher sperm whale communication and provide the first ever blueprint of another species’ language. It helps Explorer Paula Kahumbu produce a wildlife series with and for African children, to help them become the next generation of conservationists. It allows Explorer at Large Lee Berger, who led the discovery of ancient human relatives like Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi with support from the National Geographic Society, to continue searching for clues to our ancient past.
By becoming a Contributing Member of the National Geographic Society by midnight tonight, you’ll be making a direct investment in using the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonders of our world – like the vulnerable animals and thousands of plant species that call the Okavango Delta home.
Thank you, in advance, for your support to protect nature, wildlife, and historical places while helping to contribute to a sustainable future.