Earthwatch is an international environmental charity that engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

All over the world, Earthwatch-supported scientists and volunteers are gathering critical information about the planet’s endangered species, threatened habitats and vulnerable ecosystems. This fieldwork informs conservation decisions and leaves a legacy of knowledge and skills within local communities.

Through Earthwatch, you can become directly involved in field research by working as a volunteer alongside our scientists. Whether you are monitoring climate change in Ecuador’s rainforests, helping the community in Kenya to protect endangered black rhinos, studying dolphins off the coast of Scotland or reducing turtle egg poaching in Costa Rica, your valuable contribution will help to further our understanding and improve our stewardship of the natural world.

Earthwatch works in close partnership with a wide range of individuals, companies, teachers, students and non-governmental organisations around the world.