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Earthwatch Institute is an international nonprofit organization which supports scientific field research worldwide to improve our understanding and management of the Earth. The Institute's mission is to promote sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships between scientists, educators, and the general public. Through the participation of volunteers in field research, Earthwatch helps scientists gather vital data that empowers individuals and governments to act wisely as global citizens.

Earthwatch offers its 25,000 members worldwide the unusual opportunity to work side-by-side with distinguished field scientists in seven areas of global concern: Oceans; Endangered Ecosystems; Biodiversity; Cultural Diversity; Origins of our Future; Global Change; and World Health. In 1999, Earthwatch sponsored 115 projects in 48 countries. It also organizes expeditions to Lake Baikal every year.

Whether it's studying dolphin behavior in New Zealand, indigenous herbal medicine in Kenya, or Pleistocene mammal fossils in Mexico, Earthwatch volunteers support field science in action where it is most needed. Each year, 4,000 participants join our field teams from the ranks of our membership. For most it is a life-changing experience that inspires them to do much more.

Since its founding in 1971, Earthwatch Institute has mobilized more than 1,500 projects around the globe. The findings from these projects have resulted in the discovery of 2,000 new species, the establishment of 12 national parks, and the founding of 8 museums. Earthwatch teams have brought medicine, clean water, and proper nutrition to remote villages of 20 countries. Whether Earthwatch members contribute to these results by volunteering in the field, or merely enjoy the colorful Research and Exploration Guide and Earthwatch magazines that are a benefit of membership, they are a vital link to finding solutions for a sustainable future on Earth.

 

 

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