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National Geographic and Omaze Team up for One-of-a-Kind Hostile Planet Sweepstakes

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 aprile 2019

National Geographic announced today that it has partnered with online fundraising platform Omaze for a once-in-a-lifetime sweepstakes to celebrate the premiere of the six-part saga Hostile Planet debuting Monday, April 1 at 9/8c. The series is hosted and narrated by famed adventurer Bear Grylls.Two lucky fans will win an epic 11-day excursion led by National Geographic Expeditions to the ancient rainforests of Malaysian Borneo. Along with hikes, safaris and river cruises, the winners will get to glide along the jungle waterways of the Kinabatangan River, roam through the canopy of a 130 million-year-old rainforest and visit the orangutan rehabilitation center of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Complimentary lodging will be provided by National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, and all flights and daily meals during the trip will be included.Fans can go to http://www.omaze.com/borneo to enter and for official rules. The sweepstakes kicked off Thursday, March 28 at 9:00am PDT and will end Friday, May 17 at 11:59pm PDT. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to enter and not be a resident of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria or Thailand. Entry is subject to all local laws.Donations from the sweepstakes will help support the National Geographic Society, a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate the wonder of the world, define critical challenges and catalyze action to protect our planet. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 14,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature convenings and content.Hostile Planet, a six-part series from executive producer and Academy Award-winning cinematographer and director Guillermo Navarro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”), Emmy-nominated producer Martha Holmes (“The Blue Planet”) and Emmy-winning Tom Hugh-Jones (“Planet Earth II”), draws attention to the most extraordinary — almost supernatural — accounts of animals that have adapted to the cruelest evolutionary curveballs. Hosted by survivalist and adventurer Bear Grylls, Hostile Planet zooms in on the world’s most extreme environments to reveal the animal kingdom’s most epic stories of survival on this fast and continuously changing planet. This is a drama told in an intimate manner with cutting-edge camera technology and a lens that captures several first-ever behaviors. Each episode spotlights a unique environment — mountains, oceans, grasslands, jungles, deserts and the poles — to navigate the brutal conditions endured by some of the most complex, unrelenting and awe-inspiring species on the planet. Facing an overwhelming host of challenges including punishing weather, an intense competition for resources and a constant predator-versus-prey conflict, each animal’s mission is simple: adapt or die.

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Cosmos: Possible worlds

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 31 ottobre 2018

National Geographic today announced the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning COSMOS will return for its third season beginning Monday, March 4 at 10/9c. Airing as a global event on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages, it will also air on FOX in the US.
The 13-part series will once again be executive-produced, written and directed by Ann Druyan (NASA’s Voyager Record, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” “Contact”) and executive-produced by Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy,” “The Orville,” “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”), Brannon Braga (“The Orville,” “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”), who also is co-writer and director of the series, and Jason Clark (“The Orville,” “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”). Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon, astrophysicist and host of the Emmy Award-nominated “StarTalk,” will return as host.Continuing the legacy of its predecessors, COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS will translate the revelations of science into a lavishly transporting experience, taking audiences on a series of spiritual voyages of exploration. The new season will reveal previously uncharted realms, including lost worlds and worlds to come, and those that we may one day inhabit in a thrilling future we can still have.Co-created by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan in 1980, COSMOS has transported a global audience to the farthest reaches and most deeply hidden recesses of the universe. In the course of those journeys, the series has examined the real stories of the forgotten searchers who helped us understand our place in the universe.The highly anticipated return of the worldwide phenomenon follows a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally, being seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX.In conjunction with the launch of the new season, National Geographic will publish a companion book, COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS, by Ann Druyan, the long-awaited follow-up to Carl Sagan’s international bestseller, COSMOS: A Personal Voyage. Sale date is February 19, 2019.

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Fox and National Geographic Announce the Highly Anticipated Return of the Emmy Award-Winning Series “COSMOS”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 gennaio 2018

CosmosFOX and National Geographic today announced the highly anticipated return of the Emmy Award-winning worldwide phenomenon COSMOS, from executive producer/writer/director Ann Druyan (who won an Emmy Award for writing the 2014 series and a Peabody Award for producing it) and executive producers Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, THE ORVILLE, “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey”), Brannon Braga (THE ORVILLE, “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” “Terra Nova”) and Jason Clark (THE ORVILLE, “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey”). Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon, astrophysicist and host of the Emmy Award-nominated “StarTalk,” returns as host of the series, scheduled to premiere globally in Spring 2019.Following a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally, and seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX, the new season will once again premiere in the U.S. on both FOX and National Geographic and globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 43 languages.
In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, the number of worlds to explore and stories to tell are virtually infinite. The first two seasons of the COSMOS television series transported a global audience to the farthest reaches and most deeply hidden recesses of the universe. In the course of those journeys, the series dramatized the lives of many of the forgotten searchers who contributed to the world’s understanding of who, when and where we are in the universe. COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS will venture to previously uncharted territories.In conjunction with the launch of the new season, National Geographic Books also will publish a companion book, COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS, by Ann Druyan, the long-awaited follow-up to Carl Sagan’s international bestseller, COSMOS: A Personal Voyage.
COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS is produced by Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Ann Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions, Seth MacFarlane’s company. Druyan and Brannon Braga are the series’ writers. Druyan, MacFarlane, Braga and Jason Clark executive-produce. (photo: cosmos)

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National Geographic: la Puglia è la regione più bella del mondo

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 7 agosto 2016

unioncamedre puglia2“Best Value Destination 2016” assegnato dal National Geographic alla Puglia come la regione più bella del mondo. Il Best value travel destination in the world Prize, insomma, ad una terra dove è possibile vivere esperienze uniche non solo per il suo mare, i suoi borghi, la sua realtà rurale e moderna, i suoi castelli e le cattedrali, ma soprattutto per la sua autenticità e la sua enogastronomia. Un riconoscimento straordinario, soprattutto perché riguarda una classifica mondiale e non solo continentale, e che dimostra ancora una volta la ricchezza turistica dell’Italia. Il premio alla Puglia, secondo il National Geographic, è stato assegnato perché la regione “vanta il meglio dell’Italia meridionale: i ritmi di vita, le tradizioni, la bellezza dei luoghi”. La conferma anche dalla prestigiosa guida Lonely Planet, dal New York Times, che ha intitolato un recente articolo Italy’s Magical Puglia Region. Un vero e proprio trionfo quello riportato da una Regione che spesso, come la maggior parte delle realtà italiane, è al centro delle cronache per i problemi che la affliggono e che non ne restituiscono un’immagine positiva. “Le sue maggiori città, come Bari, Lecce e Trani, sono molto più piccole e meno colme di turisti di Milano e Venezia”, scrive invece Lonely Planet “ma si possono assaggiare alcuni vini di qualità per niente costosi, in una regione che è la terza produttrice di vini e conta ben trenta diverse qualità di uve autoctone”. Inoltre la tranquillità dei suoi borghi straordinari, come Ostuni o Locorotondo; l’incredibile tradizione enogastronomica del Gargano e del Salento con i suoi i prodotti di terra e di mare; le sue spiagge celestiali, come Punta Prosciutto o Baia dei Turchi; e ci sarebbe tantissimo da dire, parlando anche della tradizione religiosa o dell’artigianato, con la cartapesta, i lavori in vimini, le sculture in legno o in pietra leccese dei famosi maestri scalpellini. Che la Puglia fosse la regione più bella del mondo, commenta Giovanni D’Agata, presidente dello “Sportello dei Diritti”, forse noi italiani lo sapevamo già, e i milioni di turisti che ogni anno la scelgono lo dimostrano, ma il National Geographic ha voluto dare a questa terra straordinaria un riconoscimento che, peraltro, era stato ottenuto dalla Puglia già nel 2014.

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9th World Wilderness Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 novembre 2009

Washington, D.C. National Geographic announced its sponsorship of WILD9, the 9th World Wilderness Congress, and the accompanying four-day conservation communications symposium, Wild Speak. Wild Speak, organized by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), provides a forum for media professionals to discuss environmental issues and themes, share strategies and technologies, and explore how their work can raise awareness and realize conservation objectives. WiLD SPEAK will take place Nov. 9-12, 2009, during WILD9, which will run from Nov. 6-13 in Mérida, Mexico. Throughout its 121-year history, National Geographic has encouraged conservation of natural resources and raised public awareness of the importance of natural places, the plants and wildlife that inhabit them and the environmental problems that threaten them. In the past four years, 54 articles in National Geographic magazine have been photographed by iLCP members. Photographers whose work has appeared in the magazine and who are scheduled to present at WiLD SPEAK include Michael Nichols, Brian Skerry, Paul Nicklen, Steve Winters, Tim Laman, Christian Ziegler, Frans Lanting, Jack Dykinga, Tom Peschak, Klaus Nigge and James Balog.
The National Geographic Society (www.nationalgeographic.com) The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 32 local-language editions, is read by more than 35 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 310 million households in 34 languages in 165 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 12 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,200 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy.iLCP (www.ilcp.com)  Its mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography.
The WILD Foundation (www.wild.org) Founded in 1974, WILD is the only international organization dedicated entirely and explicitly to wilderness protection around the world.

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