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

What Is the Ocean?

Ocean is the vast body of water that covers most of our planet. It’s also an ecosystem that is constantly changing and teeming with life. Scientists are always learning new things about our oceans, and there is still much to explore. Our planet’s oceans supply at least half of the oxygen we breathe, store about...

The Importance of Wildlife

Wildlife is all animals and plants that exist naturally without intervention by humans. It refers to undomesticated animal species, although the term has also come to include all organisms that grow and live wild in an area. It is important to preserve wildlife for many reasons, including the boons that it provides us with, such...

The Importance of the Ocean

Ocean covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and influences every aspect of life on our planet. It is home to an incredible diversity of bacteria, plankton, invertebrates, and vertebrates (fish, mammals, birds, reptiles) and other ocean organisms. Oceans help moderate Earth’s climate by absorbing heat and slowing its movement. They also regulate Earth’s water cycle...

Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife refers to non-domesticated animal species and plants that occur in their natural habitats without human influence. This includes all animals, including domesticated ones, as well as fungi and microorganisms that grow wild. It also includes their ecosystems and the parts of those ecosystems they interact with. Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild...

The Effects of Climate Change

Climate Change is a warming of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans that is caused by human activities. It is causing changes to the natural environment that are already impacting people’s lives, such as droughts, heat waves and floods. It is also affecting the world’s ecosystems, which are undergoing serious stress and may not be able to...

The Importance of Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife is the wild animals, plants and fungi that live naturally in a habitat without being disturbed by humans. It also includes the birds, insects, reptiles, and fish that live in the water. Wildlife conservation is the effort to protect and preserve animal species, their habitats, and natural processes. It is important to recognize that...

The Dangers of Climate Change

A warming climate threatens the planet’s natural systems and our ability to thrive. It is already causing glaciers and ice sheets to melt, oceans to warm faster, and heat waves to be longer and more intense. Wildlife is at risk, from polar bears in the Arctic to marine turtles in Africa. Water is at risk...

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