• A photo of a Swainsons Warbler singing

    Rare Bird Likes Tree Farms

    Swainson's warbler, a rare songbird, has weathered centuries of habitat loss and is now thriving in a surprising place: pine tree plantations in the southeastern U.S.

  • Coral reefs seen during spring low tides at Sombrero Key Lighthouse.

    How Nature Protects Shorelines

    An unprecedented map of the U.S. coastline shows where natural habitats can best protect people from disasters—and where they can't.

  • Photo: Hikers in the Chic-Chocs Mountains, along the International Appalachian Trail in Quebec, Canada

    World's Best Hikes

    A truly great trail is more than a good walk—it lets you travel deep into a culture.

  • Monarch Butterflies

    Create a Monarch Butterfly Rest Stop

    Amateur gardeners can help restore habitat for monarch butterflies as the insects conduct their annual migration across the United States into Mexico.

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Sustainability

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    Help Save the Colorado River

    NG's new Change the Course campaign launches. When individuals pledge to use less water in their own lives, our partners carry out restoration work in the Colorado River Basin.

  • National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    Sustainability at National Geographic

    The National Geographic Society aims to be an international leader for global conservation and environmental sustainability. Learn more about the Society's green philosophy and initiatives.

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