Meet National Geographic’s 2016 Emerging Explorers

National Geographic Society proudly announces its 2016 class of Emerging Explorers: innovators and change makers with a commitment to understanding and protecting our planet.

Click here to meet this year's class of Emerging Explorers. They are:

Asha de Vos, Marine Biologist and Ocean Educator
Marina Elliot, Biological Anthropologist
Gao Yufang, Conservationist
Panut Hadisiswoyo, Conservationist
Naftali Honig, Wildlife Crime Investigator
Arthur Huang, Engineer
Jedidah Isler, Observational Astrophysicist
Yukinori Kawae, Archeologist and Egyptologist
David Lang, Maker and Writer
Jeffrey Marlow, Geobiologist, Writer, and Educator
Thandiwe Mweetwa, Lion Biologist
Wasfia Nazreen, Mountaineer, Activist and Educator
Genevieve von Petzinger, Paleoanthropologist

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