Panasonic backs NatGeo exploration project
Jeddah, September 20, 2011
Panasonic Corporation will support global research explorations conducted by National Geographic’s teams of explorers.
Panasonic has named the project “The Earth’s Witnesses,” in which National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers and Young Explorers will take part.
National Geographic Emerging Explorers are visionary, innovative scientists and trailblazers who are pushing the boundaries of discovery, adventure and global problem-solving.
The Young Explorers Grants programme supports individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 in their pursuit of research, exploration and conservation-based field projects.
The Earth’s Witnesses project will be supporting the work of Emerging Explorers like wildlife biologist Aparajita Datta, who is exploring the conservation challenges facing the tropical forest of India’s Arunachal Pradesh region and the complex issues confronting the tribal Lisu people.
The project will also support the work of Young Explorers like biologist Greg Smith and photographer Drew Fulton, who are working to conserve the cloud forest of Costa Rica.
The new joint venture and on activities supported by The Earth’s Witnesses project, including videos and photographs made with Panasonic’s Lumix cameras in the field will be available at both Panasonic and National Geographic official websites. – TradeArabia News Service