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?

Throughout its long history, the ocean has provided Earth with numerous services, including climate regulation, trade and transport, and food production. In addition, the ocean provides an important habitat for a variety of animal species. The ocean, a body of salt water, spans about 71 percent of Earth’s surface and is called the “world ocean”...

The Importance of Wildlife

Wildlife is a term that refers to all of the animals and plants that live naturally in their own environments. They provide food, shelter, mates, and other services to their ecosystems. These organisms are essential to the balance of nature and must be protected. Thousands of species of animal and plant populations are threatened with...

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...

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