National Geographic Society

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The National Geographic Society (NGS), based in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit scientific, educational institution that publishes National Geographic magazine. Its interests include geography, archaeology, natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation. [1]


Accessed January 2009: [2]

Council of Advisors

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In 2002 "Two individuals dedicated to preserving Africa's wildlife have received the first National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation. Annette Elisabeth Lanjouw and Lorivi Ole Moirana were chosen for their successful conservation efforts in southern and East Africa." [4]



1145 17th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-4688

Resources and articles

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  1. About, National Geographic Society, accessed October 2010.
  2. About, National Geographic Society, accessed January 17, 2009.
  3. About, National Geographic Society, accessed January 17, 2009.
  4. African Gorilla Researcher, Poaching Opponent Honored, National Geographic Society, accessed November 24, 2007.

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