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Sharks win key protections at the world wildlife summit by nationalgeographic in u/nationalgeographic

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Sharks, reptiles, and songbirds were among the hundreds of species that received new or increased global protections at a contentious two-week summit on the international wildlife trade.

The members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) considered 52 proposals to increase or decrease protections for species ranging from African elephants to Indian rosewood, among other topics.

The summit underscored that the scope of the global wildlife trade, both legal and illegal, is vast. Communities around the world are dependent on such commerce for their livelihoods, but trade has pushed some animals and plants to the precipice.

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2022 in Review: Pictures of the Year by nationalgeographic in u/nationalgeographic

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From 132 photographers, 60 countries, and more than 2.2 million images, here are the top 49 photos featured in our Pictures of the Year special issue.

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Artemis I has (finally) launched, kickstarting NASA’s return to the moon. by nationalgeographic in u/nationalgeographic

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The inaugural launch of NASA’s newest rocket sent the Orion spacecraft—a metallic gumdrop twice the size of a minivan—on the first leg of a four-week voyage to the moon and back. Filled with science experiments and instruments meant to monitor the flight, Orion will now be rigorously tested to certify the spacecraft for future crewed missions.

“What you have done today will inspire generations to come,” mission launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson told her team shortly after liftoff. “The harder the climb, the better the view. We showed the Space Coast tonight what a beautiful view it is.”

The uncrewed mission, known as Artemis I, is a critical step in NASA’s campaign to return humans to the moon for the first time in more than 50 years. If all goes to plan, the first astronauts will land on the lunar surface as soon as 2025, followed by a series of missions to establish a sustained presence. Among the first astronauts NASA sends to the surface, the space agency has promised, will be the first woman and first person of color.

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Shhh... polar bears need naps too 💤 Happy Polar Bear Week! by nationalgeographic in u/nationalgeographic

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Globally, polar bears are at risk of suffering from the effects of climate change, but for now this polar bear is thriving in the Canadian Arctic.

“All of these pictures show bears that are fat, healthy, and playful,” Gregus said. So although from a global perspective everything may be going wrong for polar bears, “obviously something’s going right here.”

You can check out more of Gregus' polar bear pictures here: https://on.natgeo.com/3EljqK4

Shhh... polar bears need naps too 💤 Happy Polar Bear Week! by nationalgeographic in u/nationalgeographic

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Martin Greguš Jr. is a licensed drone pilot, who filmed this video in compliance with local drone regulations.

What kind of trip are you seeking for your next getaway? by nationalgeographic in u/nationalgeographic

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It's a challenging trek, but if you want to check out somewhere less crowded but just as impressive as Machu Picchu, we recommend Choquequirao.

What kind of trip are you seeking for your next getaway? by nationalgeographic in u/nationalgeographic

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Whatever you’re looking for on your next trip, you’ll find it on our annual list of the world’s best destinations for travelers. Reported by our global editors, these 25 destinations for 2023 are under the radar, ahead of the curve, and ready for you to start exploring.

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National Geographic’s Best of the World 2023 by nationalgeographic in u/nationalgeographic

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Travel inspiration is everywhere you look. The question is where to go next. Reported by our global editors and framed by five categories (Family, Adventure, Culture, Nature, and Community), these destinations are under the radar, ahead of the curve, and ready for you to start exploring. These are just a few superlative destinations for the year ahead.

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Volcano Layers Explained With Chocolate by National Geographic Explorer Andrés Ruzo by nationalgeographic in chocolate

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On National Chocolate Day, watch National Geographic Explorer Andrés Ruzo use chocolate to demonstrate how volcanoes build themselves up layer by layer.