Sofia Solórzano

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Peru Affords Full Protection to World’s Largest Known Manta Population

Changing Planet<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p><b>Text and Photos by iLCP Fellows Shawn Heinrichs</b><p>In a …


Whales Speak: Breaking Down Language Barriers

Changing Planet<p><i>The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs in the places we explore. This blog entry spotlights some of the exciting work our</i> …

Humpback Whales

Brink of Extinction: A Technological Approach to Saving the Last Vaquita Porpoises

Changing Planet<p><b>San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico —</b> In the silty blue waters of the northern Sea of Cortez, off the coast of the small fishing town of San Felipe, lives the smallest and rarest marine mammal in the world. <i>Vaquita marina</i>, whose name loosely translates to “little cow of the sea,” is a …


Exploring Toxic Ice Caves in an Active Volcano

Changing Planet<p>“The caves themselves are very complex with hazards deep inside. The recipe is set for a cave rescue with a lot of dire consequences,” says Eduardo Cartaya, a National Geographic grantee who is leading an expedition into the ice caves inside one of Mount Rainier’s craters.<p>Carataya’s …


In Bali, Bamboo Architecture Offers Model for a Sustainable Future

Changing Planet<p>The living room of ‘Temple House’ a home constructed in the Green Village, a neighborhood on the island of Bali dedicated to building homes almost entirely out of bamboo. <i>Photos by Ari Beser</i><p><b>BALI, Indonesia</b>—How do you build a future out of grass? On the Indonesian island of Bali, one …