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Our goal is to enhance and protect biodiversity in global ecosystems: communities of plants, animals, and nonliving things like soil. Ecosystems provide us with valuable goods and services, such as clean drinking water, food, timber, and medicines.

Wildlife and ecosystems worldwide face increasing threats from climate change, habitat loss, and pollution. Our research focuses on multifunctional landscapes encompassing forests, agricultural land, rivers, and human development; we aim to maintain a balance between providing services and resources to humans and supporting biodiversity.

The contribution of research to management plans is key to preserving threatened species, enhancing biodiversity of both animals and plants, nourishing farming, and supporting freshwater in the present and into the future.




FEATURED CASE STUDY


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.

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.
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Upcoming Expeditions

On the Trail of Giant Pandas in China

Wildlife & Ecosystems

On the Trail of Giant Pandas in China

How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species?

$3995
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
7 days
Professor Hemin Zhang
Carnivores of Madagascar

Wildlife & Ecosystems

Carnivores of Madagascar

Help monitor Madagascar’s most mysterious predator, the fosa, and protect its fragile island habitat.

Join Waitlist
Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar
TBA days
Dr. Luke Dollar
Investigating Threats to Chimps in Uganda

Wildlife & Ecosystems

Investigating Threats to Chimps in Uganda

Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships.

$2575 - $2975
Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda
12 days
Dr. Fred Babweteera
Thinking Like an Elephant in Thailand

Wildlife & Ecosystems

Thinking Like an Elephant in Thailand

Work with elephants, researchers, and local residents to learn and teach others about elephant behavior.

$3175 - $3250
Chiang Rai, Thailand
10 days
Dr. Joshua Plotnik