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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.

WHY IT MATTERS

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

WHAT WE'RE DOING

Connecting people with nature

Taking a unique community approach, our urban wildlife project encourages people to work together to create thriving areas for local wildlife.

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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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GET INVOLVED

Urban wildlife project

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

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Publications

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

Experts

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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PARTNERSHIPS

EXPEDITIONS

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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