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Connecting people and scientists to create a sustainable planet.

Why Earthwatch is needed

  • Global forest loss between the years 2000 and 2012 was 888,000 square miles

    As water quality declines, more than 50% of freshwater fish species are at risk of extinction

  • More than 70,000 plant species are used in traditional and modern medicine

    The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years

  • At the current rate more than half of the world’s marine species may stand on the brink of extinction by 2100

    Wildlife populations worldwide have declined by 52 per cent since 1970

How you can get involved

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Practical research on our expeditions, on FreshWater Watch or as a teacher

What we're doing

We are deeply saddened to share the tragic news that Dr Kate Barlow, our Head of Engagement & Science, passed away on Monday 23rd November after a short illness.  News

Tribute to Dr Kate Barlow

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Economists win the day at the Earthwatch Climate Debate