Together to preserve the planet
From the deepest oceans to the remotest rainforests and the highest mountains, environmental challenges affect every place on Earth, even the most out-of-the-way areas. Since 1954, Rolex and National Geographic have joined forces with a clear mission:
Promoting exploration, scientific research, awareness and preservation of these critical environments. Safeguarding the planet and finding solutions to protect it are the main objectives of this collaboration that both entities develop day by day.
Waging war on superbugs
The clinical microbiologist Hosam Zowawi fights to overcome the resistance of certain bacteria to antibiotics.
Analysing the sounds of the Rainforest
How can we put a stop to ILLEGAL logging? It would have been tempting to come up with a high-technology solution, but in the Rainforest a simple and practical response is required.
The hidden secrets of the tepuis
In the caves hidden under the Tepuis of South America, the geologist Francesco Sauro has discovered clues to the evolution of life on Earth.
The Indian engineer Sonam Wangchuk, who won a Rolex Award for Enterprise in 2016, creates artificial cone-shaped glaciers that supply water to the farmers in Ladakh.
Grégoire Courtine, from France, has conceived a system that enables people with spinal cord injuries to regain their mobility.
Curing by detection
Brian Gitta, from Uganda, has invented a device that provides a fast diagnosis of malaria and does not require a blood test.
Exploring to preserve the natural world
The Rolex awards for enterprise have recognised various projects dedicated to conservation in 2019.
Sylvia Earle: Pioneer in Underwater Exploration
Four decades later, the oceanographer and pioneer in underwater exploration is still at the forefront of the struggle with her Mission Blue initiative.
New plastic recycling method
Turning plastic waste into a product of value. This is the mission of Miranda Wang, one of the Laureates of the 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise.
From the deepest oceans to the remotest rainforests and the highest mountains, environmental challenges affect every place on Earth, even the most out-of-the-way areas.