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National Geographic Society

National Geographic Society
Logo of the National Geographic Society
Logo of the National Geographic Society
Organization information
Motto"Inspiring people to care about the planet."
FormationGardiner Greene Hubbard, 1888 1, mf=no(2015 years ago)
LocationWashington, D.C., USA
Membership8.5 million
PresidentJohn M. Fahey, Jr. (1998- )
ChairmanGilbert M. Grosvenor (1987- )
Main organBoard of Trustees

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The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history. The National Geographic Society’s logo is a yellow portraitframe - rectangular in shape - which appears on the margins surrounding the front covers of its magazines and as its channel logo.

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