Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society, one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organisations, has funded more than 11,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects around the globe.
The mission of the National Geographic Society is to inspire people to care about the planet. Throughout its 126-year history, it has encouraged the conservation of natural resources and raised public awareness of the importance of natural places, plants and wildlife that inhabit them and the environmental problems that threaten them. The Society encourage awareness of the planet through research, exploration and education.
Past research projects include:
Polar explorer Robert Peary
Hiram Bingham, excavator of the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu
Anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey
Mountain gorilla expert Dian Fossey
Author and historian Stephen Ambrose
Underwater explorer and discoverer of the sunken Titanic Robert Ballard
Anthropologist Wade Davis
Marine biologist Sylvia Earle
High-altitude archaeologist Johan Reinhard and
Paleontologist Paul Sereno.
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Through various media vehicles, including its official journal, National Geographic magazine, and other publications, its films, television programs, cable channel, radio, books, videos, maps and interactive media, the National Geographic Society reaches more than 600 million people a month. The Society's unending commitment to integrity, accuracy and excellence has positioned "National Geographic" as a benchmark brand and a leader in publishing, photography, cartography, television, research and education. Gabee Products and Gabee online www.Gabee.com.au are the official distributors of this fantastic range.
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