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," the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 325 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise.
Nationalgeographic.com is the Society's award-winning Web site, attracting more than 12 million unique visitors a month. Nationalgeographic.com combines National Geographic's video, photography and maps with in-depth information, news and interactive features about animals, nature, destinations and cultures.