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Who we are

Earthwatch inspires and empowers people to make meaningful environmental change.

As an international charity, we create knowledge and inspire action through hands-on projects. We focus on tackling the effects of climate change, the declining health of our rivers and oceans, and the loss of wildlife and habitats.

Our approach

Our vibrant global community of Earthwatchers makes small changes in their homes, workplaces and communities to create a more sustainable future through both individual and collective action.

We believe that working together is essential to tackling the threats to the natural world. Central to our approach is the use of citizen science, whereby people from all walks of life gather data to generate environmental insights and inform future policy. We connect these people through inspirational experiences around the globe, enabling them to make a direct contribution to scientific research. 

Our mission and strategy

In just 50 years we have lost over half of our wildlife and we have as little as 12 years to limit the impacts of climate change.

Our mission is to live within our means and in balance with nature. To do this we must work with governments, policymakers, businesses, communities, educators and scientists. 

Ultimately we are working to reduce water pollution, enhance coastal health, increase agricultural sustainability and create thriving places to live and work.

Key impacts 2018

2,801 pupils, 133 teachers and 81 trainee teachers participated in Discover Earth and Teach Earth.

1,078 individuals trained in citizen science.

4,673 participants have attended activities or events related to our programmes. 

10,532 hours of citizen science undertaken (estimated).

Our team

Our team is dedicated to helping people take action to save the natural world.

Working at Earthwatch

Check out the latest vacancies to join our talented team in Oxford.

Our trustees

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Photos: John Hunt, Jay Ortiz, Keith Barnes


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Earthwatch Institute (Europe) is a registered charity in England and Wales, no. 1094467.