• 26-APR-2012

  • SOURCE: Alibaba.com

National Geographic Society Announces National Geographic Air and Water Conservation Fund with Support from Alibaba Group

National Geographic China Conservation Brochure
The National Geographic Society announced today the expansion of its Global Exploration Fund to Asia with the newly established National Geographic Air and Water Conservation Fund.

With support from founding partner Alibaba Group, a global e-commerce leader and the largest e-commerce company in China, this program specifically expands National Geographic's grant-making capabilities in China and is designed to challenge and bring forward the best and most creative scientific and conservation talent in the country and encourage their efforts on solving problems confronting China's water and air resources. Grants ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 will be given to on-the-ground projects at the cutting edge of research, technology and conservation, including those that investigate risky or unproven approaches. The fund is open to resident citizens of mainland China doing work in the country.