Founded in 1888, the NGS promotes and funds exploration, education, and conservation
around the world. Also dating from 1888, its printed organ
, the National Geographic Magazine, often includes fold-out maps that have become international icons. The NGS continues to fund projects germane to human biology
. Sponsor of the prestigious Hubbard Medal award; past recipients include Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey (1962), Richard Leakey (1994), and Jane Goodall (1995).