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Tag: National Geographic

  • Friday, April 15th 2022 - 09:50 UTC

    Endurance22 education programme

    Since the expedition was conceived, educational outreach was a key objective. The FMHT partnered with Reach the World, the US-based education organisation, and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) who have successfully connected with tens of thousands of children throughout the expedition via regular live stream interviews and material produced for classroom use.

  • Wednesday, March 16th 2022 - 09:41 UTC

    Ushuaia and Punta Arenas consider the 2021/2022 cruise season over

    Ponant's “Commandant Charcot”, which operated from Punta Arenas also said the season had finished

    Two companies that were still organizing Antarctic cruises, over the weekend and almost coincidentally announced that the current trips would be the last, in effect putting an end to a short season.

  • Thursday, June 10th 2021 - 07:33 UTC

    National Geographic makes it official, Southern Ocean is the fifth ocean

    “The Southern Ocean has long been recognized by scientists, but because there was never agreement internationally, we never officially recognized it”

    Since National Geographic began making maps in 1915, it has recognized four oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. However starting on June 8, World Oceans Day, it will recognize the Southern Ocean as the world’s fifth ocean. This is because the swift current circling Antarctica keeps the waters there distinct and worthy of their own name.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    South Georgia wildlife on five National Geographic “Resurrection Island” episodes

    Fur seals thrive on Resurrection Island

    National Geographic has produced a series of 5 short films about South Georgia wildlife, according to South Georgia's Newsletter.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    Falklands angry with National Geographic; demands apology to the Islands and its people

    National Geographic images were taken for an article which could not have been produced without the explicit support of the Falkland Islands Government. Photo: Paul Nicklen / National Geographic

    Anger has been expressed in the Falkland Islands this week over a letter which was sent to the Argentine Governor of Tierra del Fuego, Rosana Bertone, by a representative of the National Geographic Foundation. The letter, dated February 8, contains an apology for the appearance of the label ‘Falkland Islands’ instead of ‘Malvinas Islands’ on photos published on Instagram, which were taken here.

  • Friday, February 9th 2018 - 10:31 UTC

    National Geographic apologizes for publishing Malvinas pictures as from the Falklands

    Last January it was announced that National Geographic February 2018 would document the Falkland Islands' diverse ecosystem by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen.

    National Geographic has apologized to Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone for publishing in Instagram pictures identified as taken in the Falklands, instead of the Malvinas Islands. According to Ushuaia reports, aware of this situation, the Environment Secretary of Tierra del Fuego Mauro Pérez Toscani, on instructions from Ms Bertone addressed the National Geographic Foundation to express disappointment and demaning rectification of the Malvinas controversy.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 16:04 UTC

    Falklands ecosystem documented in National Geographic February

    Paul Nicklen: “There seems to be this balance of people, sheep, agriculture, fishing, and really abundant wildlife and nature”.

    The National Geographic February 2018 will document the Falkland Islands' diverse ecosystem by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen. The piece points out that for every permanent resident in the Falklands there are 167 sheep, but also the Islands have 65 species of birds, along marine mammals in the surrounding ecosystem.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2018 - 10:12 UTC

    Weddel seal ends on the mid Atlantic Brazilian island of Trindade

    The polar mammal had travelled more than 5,000km north of its Antarctic habitat; more than 1,500 kilometers beyond the farthest north previous record in Uruguay.

    The Brazilian Navy spotted something unusual in the azure waters of the South Atlantic. In 2015, at a remote outpost and biological research station on the island of Trindade, 1,100 kilometers off central Brazil, sailors spotted a small gray seal swimming in the waves. Two days later, they found its body on the island’s Catelha beach. Scientists who went to take a closer look made an astonishing discovery—the corpse was a young Weddell seal.

  • Monday, June 15th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

    “Out of the Blue”, photo competition sponsored by Prince of Wales to celebrates oceans and seas

    The crest of the “Out of the Blue: The Prince of Wales's Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards”.

    The Prince of Wales marked World Oceans Day, last 8 June by launching a new photography competition for Commonwealth citizens to celebrate the beauty and importance of our oceans and seas: “Out of the Blue: The Prince of Wales's Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards”.