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HOW WE USE YOUR DONATION



Our research and conservation programs depend on supporters like you. Your gifts help create a better future for our planet and its people.


Your contributions will:

Support top scientists and dedicated volunteers in the field gathering evidence on our environment.

Funding for scientific research is often limited. It’s critical that we understand the environmental challenges that our planet faces, so that we can know how best to respond. Your gift will support our research projects, and help our scientists answer critical questions that will lead to a better planet.


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Produce vital research outcomes and publications that influence global agendas.

Whether it’s contributing to our knowledge of an endangered species, establishing a conservation strategy, creating a protected area, or preserving our natural and cultural resources, the research your gifts support leads to real impacts globally.


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Provide practical learning opportunities for educators and new generations of environmental leaders.

We believe in the power of the ripple effect. We know that by working with educators, we can inspire hundreds more of their students.


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Of allocations to Earthwatch Expeditions, each dollar supports scientific research that contributes toward our mission.


EXPEDITION COST ALLOCATION


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50% is spent by scientists on research activities, including associated administrative costs.


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17% is spent by Earthwatch on risk assessments, health and safety policies, emergency management procedures, and associated training.


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17% is spent by Earthwatch to thoroughly prepare you before departure.


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10% is spent by Earthwatch to promote expeditions and service your participation.


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6% is spent on insurance coverage and offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions of your travel.