Research areas across four vital areas

Climate Change

Climate change poses one of the most significant challenges to the planet. Earthwatch supports research that improves the understanding of how climate change affects different environments and finds ways to help communities reduce their impacts and adapt to changes.


Archeology & Culture

This research highlights the genetic, ecological, cultural, and linguistic variation discovered in the native biological and cultural communities. These research programs unearth the past in a way that safeguards the future.


Wildlife & Ecosystems

Habitats and animals all over the world are threatened. This research aims to create conservation plans and help protect our planet and its inhabitants in today's ever-evolving landscape.


Ocean Health

This research seeks to protect marine biodiversity with a focus on those parts of the ocean most quickly impacted by society, such as the highly threatened coastal habitats, including mangroves and coral reefs.


Latest Articles

How Climate Change Affects Every Living Creature

The Earth’s temperature is rising — a lot. It’s warmer than it was in the late 1800s and is warmer than any time in 100,000 years. Climate change affects every living creature, although some are impacted more than others. It is especially harmful to poor people, communities of color, indigenous populations, and the oceans, where...

The Ocean – A Natural Laboratory

Ocean: A vast, continuously moving body of salt water that covers 71 percent of Earth’s surface. Oceans supply the world with half of its oxygen and play an important role in transferring heat from the Equator to the poles. Evaporation from the oceans’ surface also brings rain to many places on the planet. While oceanographers...

The Importance of Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife refers to all the wild animals and plants living in this world. It plays a vital role in maintaining the balance of ecosystem on earth. There are various ways to protect or conserve the wildlife. One of the best way is by constructing national parks, sanctuaries and heritage sites. Another important point is to...

What is the Ocean?

Ocean is a large body of salt water covering more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. It has been part of human history for thousands of years and continues to be a source of energy (for instance, through wind power and ocean thermal energy conversion), transporting people and goods around the world, supplying half of...

Wildlife Articles

Wildlife (or wild animals) are the non-domesticated plants and animals that exist in a natural environment free of human intervention. They can be found in various ecosystems such as forests, deserts, mountains and plains, rivers, lakes, wetlands, oceans and seas, etc. These include vertebrates like fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, as well as invertebrates...

The Fingerprint of Climate Change

Across the globe, climate change is making it hotter and wetter. Warmer temperatures are disrupting the usual balance of nature and posing risks to humans, animals and plants. They are affecting the habitats of animals and causing changes in their behavior, including migration patterns. Climate change is caused primarily by human activities. The fossil fuels...

Threats to Wildlife

Wildlife is a broad term that covers undomesticated animal species. This category also includes plants, fungi and microbes in their natural habitats. Wild animals are found in deserts, forests, grasslands and even cities. The world’s wildlife is constantly being threatened by human activities. This is a major reason for the rapid decline of many species...

The Dangers of Climate Change

Climate Change refers to the increase of average Earth temperatures due to human activities such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and agricultural land clearing. These activities create greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere and cause Earth’s temperature to rise. Climate change threatens the world’s health, food supply, water quality, and biodiversity. It’s also...

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