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Global Stewardship

Inspiring people to explore and care about the planet

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The LEX-NG Fund is contributing to Pristine Seas, which is exploring, surveying, and helping to protect the last wild places in the ocean through the creation of marine reserves.
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The LEX-NG Fund provided a grant to the Charles Darwin Foundation in Galápagos to support many projects, including Datazone—a free online archive of flora and fauna in the islands.
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The Kampong Tralach English Language Library project, supported by guest donations to the LEX-NG Fund, offers villagers opportunities to grow with the future of Cambodia.
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National Geographic Explorer serves as a platform for research in the Antarctic each year, as NOAA scientists deploy satellite tracking tags on killer whales to learn more about their behavior.
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Greg Marshall (right) and the National Geographic Crittercam team deployed their unique cameras on leopard seals in Antarctica.

One of our governing principles is to positively impact the areas we explore and in which we work. To this end, we created the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund to support projects at the global, regional, and local level. We aim to protect the last wild places in the ocean, support innovative local projects, and facilitate conservation, research, education, and community development projects in the places we explore.

Together with our guests, we have granted more than $12 million to projects in the regions we visit. 100% of guest contributions go directly to on-the-ground projects since Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic covers the LEX-NG Fund’s operating costs. We believe in dreaming big and thinking outside the box. These are some of our key initiatives, arranged by geographic locations. For all of our projects worldwide, click here to read our latest Impact Report.

Preserving wildlife and clean water from the rivers to the ocean

Creating a better future for the region’s local people.

Working to study the marine mammals that frequent these waters.

Sharing and protecting the wonder of the High Arctic

Supporting conservation where the desert meets the sea

Sharing and conserving the British & Irish Isles and beyond

Preserving and sharing our interconnected oceans

Promoting responsible artisanal fishing practices & market connections

Helping coastal communities by protecting the ocean's last wild places

A different, deeper relationship with Galápagos, since 1967

Preserving salmon and restoring their river habitats

Preserving the South American West Coast and beyond

Expanding economic opportunities through education