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Celebrating our 50th anniversary: Neville Shulman CBE

Neville Shulman CBE is an established conservationist and explorer. 

He has been on expeditions to many remote parts of the world; an experienced mountaineer, Neville has traversed the Arctic to the North Pole, and crossed the Antarctic to stand at the South Pole. Many of his expeditions have raised considerable funds for a number of charities. Neville is also a writer of both fiction and nonfiction books. His most recent novel, You Are What You Are, was published earlier this year. This is a novel that will uplift readers through a story that perfectly captures life’s unpredictability as well as its very strange quirkiness.  Singer and musician Annie Lennox stated of Neville, “You never cease to amaze”.


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Celebrating our 50th anniversary: Earthwatchers

If you’re not already familiar with the term ‘citizen science’, it essentially refers to projects where members of the public, who don’t necessarily have specialist training, help gather and analyse scientific data. At Earthwatch we champion its use and conduct our own research into the practice, helping us stay at the forefront of the global citizen science movement. 

Most of our supporters have engaged in scientific activity with Earthwatch in one capacity or another. And our latest programme, Earthwatchers, is an exciting new development which takes in-the-field citizen science to a new level.

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Celebrating our 50th anniversary: Remembering Max Nicholson

12.07.1904 - 26.04.2003

You may not know the name, but you will almost certainly be familiar with his work. Max Nicholson spent his life working to protect the natural world, and was instrumental in founding organisations including the WWF, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)...and Earthwatch Europe.

Max in his garden in Chelsea

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2020: a year for wildlife?


2020 was a year that we will all remember. As well as looking back on lockdowns, social distancing and PPE, there are plenty of positive wildlife stories to remember too! Though it may not have been the promised ‘super year for nature’, there were some fantastic highlights for tree huggers…

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Celebrating our 50th anniversary: Earthwatch through the ages

2021 has finally arrived, and with it comes Earthwatch's 50th anniversary! To celebrate, we will post one story a week, showcasing how people have come together to tackle the climate and environmental crises as a result of our work. 

Our first story is actually more of a roundup, with 10 pictures showing the history of Earthwatch Europe, from our founding members Herschel Post and Max Nicholson to our present day projects. 


Herschel Post MBE, one of the founders of Earthwatch Europe and Chairman from 1997-2010. Herschel and his wife Peggy were instrumental in establishing Earthwatch as a UK charity, working with a small group of like-minded colleagues with a passion for science, conservation and education to set up an office in Oxford.

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