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

The Importance of Wildlife

Wildlife is the diversity of animals, plants, and other organisms that live in a particular place. Its functioning depends on interactions between animals, plants, and microorganisms. Wildlife has a significant influence on human society. It helps maintain the balance of nature and the food chain. People also use wildlife for recreation such as fishing, hunting,...

What is Climate Change?

Climate change is the long-term average warming of the planet’s atmosphere and oceans. It’s happening because human activities are releasing more greenhouse gases into the air, including carbon dioxide and methane. The concentrations of these gases are already higher than at any time since the beginning of the industrial age. It’s largely due to burning...

Wildlife – What Is It And How Can You Help?

Wildlife is a term that describes the undomesticated animals or plants that exist naturally in an environment free of human intervention. It can be found in all ecosystems, including deserts, grasslands, forests, and plains. A major concern for the world’s wildlife is that of extinction of species and habitat loss. According to the International Union...

The Effects of Climate Change

The climate system on Earth responds to the sun’s energy and the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Those gases act as a kind of heat shield, helping to trap energy in the Earth’s surface and keep it from escaping into space as infrared radiation. Scientists believe that most of the extra energy coming...

The Importance of Wildlife

Wildlife is defined as “Any living organism found in its natural environment undisturbed by human beings”. Almost one third of the Earth’s land area is covered by forests, which provide habitat for most of the world’s wild animals and plants. Wildlife is important for many reasons, including maintaining ecological balance and providing benefits to humans....

The Impact of Climate Change on Our Health

Climate change is the ongoing, human-caused global warming of our planet. It affects everything from our food to our health. It also changes the ecosystems of our oceans and our forests. It causes severe weather and makes our communities vulnerable to droughts, floods and other natural disasters. Scientists say climate change is caused mainly by...

What Is Wildlife?

What Is Wildlife? Wildlife is a word that encompasses all the animals living in the wild, including birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles. It also includes plants and microorganisms, which are essential to life on Earth. There are a wide range of different types of wildlife, some of which are more threatened than others. The International...

Acidification and the Ocean

Acidification and the Ocean The ocean is the largest body of water on Earth. It contains 97% of the planet’s water and accounts for over 70% of Earth’s surface area, making it a vitally important part of our life and our environment. The ocean has a huge influence on the planet’s climate, as it is...

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