National Geographic stands in solidarity with the entire Black community and our own family of Black employees, Explorers, photographers, and storytellers, and commits to action.
For several years, National Geographic has used a building-sized billboard across the street from our headquarters in Washington, D.C., to visually publicize our work and declare our most important priorities as an organization. As of today, the billboard now features one message: Black Lives Matter....
Statements like this are important but are no substitute for concrete action. As we grapple with the reality of systemic racism, we recognize that we have a responsibility to speak, to act, and to do our part to address injustice.
We are committed to doing more to elevate and support Black Explorers, educators, and storytellers and pursuing systemic change within our organization to foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future. For more on our commitment to change visit https://on.natgeo.com/3fK5hHe
On World Rhino Day, see how photographer Brent Stirton has captured the relentless poaching of rhinos and the on-going battle to protect these animals.