The information that our researchers and volunteers collect is shared among scientists and the general public. These findings help governments and authorities to understand how best to manage regions of conservation importance and conservation initiatives.
The knowledge we build today allows us to learn from the past and present of diverse cultures, and protects threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide into the future.
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Earthwatch supports research that addresses the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. We focus our support on applied research, where our citizen science model can most effectively make an impact.
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From protecting habitats to savingspecies.
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Our lead scientists are supported in the field by a committed research team. All our research partners have years of experience leading field research projects and have great enthusiasm and passion for their area of expertise, as well as a specific knowledge and leadership style.
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Research Director, Urban Forests, Earthwatch.
Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Servicios de Alta Tecnología
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Durham University.
Denver Zoo, Mongolia Program Director.
Research Archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
Chief Scientific Advisor and Research Associate, Center for Cetacean Research of Costa Rica.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University.
Professor, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology.
Regional Coordinator, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Research and Conservation.
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Find out how Earthwatch scientists, volunteers, and businesses are helping us achieve our mission worldwide.
The majestic leatherback sea turtle is a creature of superlatives. Weighing up to a ton, it’s the world’s largest turtle. Earthwatch volunteers are helping to save this species in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Mangroves are highly effective natural sinks for carbon. Earthwatch volunteers are working in Kenya to better understand how we can use them to respond to climate change.
Earthwatch volunteers are helping preserve wildlife in Mongolia’s Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. This magnificent Mongolian steppe region of grasslands and rocky outcrops is one of the best hopes for central Asian wildlife.
Daniel Letoiye is aiding wildlife conservation in Kenya. He is just one individual to benefit from the Earthwatch Emerging Scientist initiative.