13 March 2017
As darkness settles on the forest, a fleet of tiny owls emerges from the shadows—their soft-edged wings silent as they stalk their prey. Their faces are satellite discs, detecting the faintest rustle—a mouse scurrying amidst the leaf litter, the flutter of a moth’s wings. Little is known about the lives of small forest owls, but scientists are working to change that. From deep within aspen groves in northern Utah to the riparian canyon and coniferous forests in southeastern Arizona, Earthwatch teams are filling in knowledge gaps and testing strategies to protect these owl species from the effects of a changing climate as part of the expedition Following Forest Owls in the Western U.S.
13 September 2016
It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.
17 June 2016
Drought and desertification causes soils to erode or disappear, removes drinking water, reduces biodiversity and degrades agricultural land to the extent that 12 million hectares are lost. Earthwatch’s programmes take action to manage current and future drought challenge around the world.
14 September 2015
Honey bee populations are declining globally and scientists are unsure of the causes. The condition is known as “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD) and CSIRO Scientist Professor de Souza shared his new technology at the Earthwatch Annual Fundraising Dinner.
12 August 2015
Earthwatch Australia’s lead scientist on Melbourne’s Microbats, Dr Rodney van der Ree has recently released his co-edited book – Handbook of Road Ecology.
The book focuses on the challenges of improving the ecological sustainability of new roads, railways and utilities that dissect and fragment landscapes around the world. It represents the knowledge of over 100 authors from more than 25 countries and approximately four years of research.
05 December 2014
The Scottish Beaver Trial, which saw 11 wild Eurasian beavers reintroduced to Scotland’s Knapdale forest in Argyll, has published its final report.
27 November 2014
The Great Barrier Reef, a world-heritage area, shared its beauty with over 400 citizen scientists for two days in October this year, as part of Reef Blitz. In one of Australia’s most bio diverse rich regions, the community gathered to identify and collect data on the unique plants and animals living in and around the Reef.
25 November 2014
In early November, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its fifth and most in-depth report on climate change. The results were grim, as climate change reports these days tend to be. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, the amount of snow and ice has diminished, sea levels have risen, and the concentration of carbon dioxide has increased. Our influence on the climate system is real and growing every day.
24 October 2014
It's not often a C-level (CEO, CFO, COO) executive can combine family, business and science! However, last weekend, Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th, Michelle Joy, Director of the Earthwatch Foundation harnessed the opportunity by inviting 6 leaders and their families on an Earthwatch Expedition.