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Wildlife and habitats

By working together, we can help stop the decline of our wildlife and ensure a sustainable future for all

We believe that by reconnecting people with nature, we can help stop wildlife decline.

Through hands-on projects and activities, we provide opportunities for people to understand the importance of wildlife and for communities to unite to protect nature.


In less than half a century,
we’ve lost over half of all global wildlife
In the UK, one in every seven species
is threatened with extinction
Over 75%
of the world’s food crops rely on pollinator species to some extent
There is a diminishing connection between people and wildlife, impacting human health and well-being


Connecting people with nature

Taking a unique community approach, our new wildlife project encourages people to work together to create thriving areas for the nature on their doorstep.

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Understanding earthworms

Through Earthworm Watch, we’re exploring the relationships between earthworms and the key benefits they provide: soil productivity, flood mitigation and carbon storage.

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Inspiring the next generation

This pilot project engages schoolchildren across the Scottish Highlands with their local biodiversity through the use of trail camera technology.

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Community wildlife project

Inspired by your response to our urban wildlife questionnaire, this new project brings communities together to help stop the decline of nature in villages, towns and cities.

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Take a look at what's been published by Earthwatch, our scientists and our volunteers

Contributions to publications and management plans from seven years of citizen science: Use of a novel evaluation tool on Earthwatch-supported projects

Annual review 2017


Macarena Cárdenas

Research Manager

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Josephine Head

Senior Research Manager

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Alan Jones

Research Manager

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Our wildlife and habitats expeditions

From monitoring lions in Kenya to conserving rhinos in South Africa, science meets adventure on these Earthwatch expeditions!

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Images: iStock/igreen_images, iStock/petrovaliliya, iStock/PhotographyFirm, iStock/guyonbike, iStock/evgenyatamanenko






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