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Research, Conservation, and Exploration

The Research, Conservation, and Exploration (RCE) division operates several grant-making bodies – Committee for Research and Exploration, the Expeditions Council, and the Conservation Trust. The RCE has funded more than 9,000 scientific, research, and exploration projects. With your support, the RCE can continue to fund groundbreaking projects. 

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