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Our research unearths the past in a way that safeguards the future. What we uncover shines a light on the combined genetic, ecological, cultural, and linguistic variations discovered in native biological and cultural communities.

Global threats such as climate change not only affect species, landscapes, and seascapes around the world, but also pose a serious risk to our cultural heritage.

Learning from the past and current traditional practices of societies helps inform both local and national strategies to safeguard our tangible cultural heritage, such as archaeological sites, monuments, and historical artifacts. We can learn from the past to understand how to live in balance with nature in the future.




FEATURED CASE STUDY

Volunteers and Earthwatch scientists are working to preserve wildlife in Mongolia’s Ikh Nart Nature Reserve.

Earthwatch volunteers are helping preserve wildlife in Mongolia’s Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. This magnificent Mongolian steppe region of grasslands and rocky outcrops is one of the best hopes for central Asian wildlife.
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Upcoming Expeditions

Unearthing Ancient History in Tuscany

Archaeology & Culture

Unearthing Ancient History in Tuscany

What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.

£1195 - £2175
Baratti and Populonia Archaeological Park, Piombino, Tuscany, Italy
7 days
Dr. Carolina Megale
Archaeology of the Mongolian Steppe

Archaeology & Culture

Archaeology of the Mongolian Steppe

What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia?

£1575 - £2650
Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Dornogobi Aimag, Mongolia
9 days
Dr. Joan Schneider
Uncovering the Mysteries of Ancient Colorado

Archaeology & Culture

Uncovering the Mysteries of Ancient Colorado

What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.

£1125 - £2025
Cortez, Colorado, United States
7 days
Dr. Susan Ryan
Rediscovering the Canary Islands

Archaeology & Culture

Rediscovering the Canary Islands

How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question.

£1675
Canary Islands, Spain
12 days
Dr. Christopher Stevenson