The National Geographic Mission
National Geographic Expeditions is committed to sustaining the character and integrity of each place we visit—its environment, culture, and heritage, as well as the well-being of its residents. In providing authentic travel experiences, we strive to support local economies in our choice of services. At the same time, we believe that the powerful positive effects of sustainable travel go beyond the long-term economic benefits, inspiring passionate stewards committed to protecting the places we visit.
When you travel with us, you make a difference.
For more than 130 years, the National Geographic Society has identified and funded a global community of Explorers: leading scientists, educators, storytellers, conservationists, technologists, and many other changemakers who help us define some of the critical challenges of our time, drive new knowledge, advance new solutions, and inspire positive transformative change.
These Explorers conduct work around the globe like the National Geographic Pristine Seas project, which seeks to explore and help inspire the protection of the last wild places in the ocean; the Big Cats Initiative, a comprehensive program to protect endangered felines worldwide; and the Enduring Voices Project, which documented a language in India that had previously been unknown to linguists.
For National Geographic Expeditions that are operated in collaboration with other tour operators, we also promote awareness about the world’s treasures and protect the places we explore together. For Example, National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures support local communities through a number of projects, from teaching hospitality skills to disadvantaged youth in Vietnam or helping establish a community restaurant in Peru.
National Geographic Society receives funds from National Geographic Expeditions, as a division of National Geographic Partners LLC, funded in part by your purchase. To learn more, visit natgeo.com/giveback.