Charity information


Earthwatch empowers people to save the natural world by creating knowledge and inspiring action on critical environmental issues.

We create knowledge through rigorous and relevant science, and deliver action through engaging experiences that inform, connect and inspire.

This enables us to deliver solutions through hands on action and policy influence.

Founded 1971

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to engage people in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

  • Aims

    Earthwatch aims to:

    • From biodiversity and food supply to the livelihoods of millions, so much depends on our oceans and coastlines. We believe that their conservation and sustainable use is everyone’s responsibility.
    • Clean water is essential to life yet our freshwater resources are in crisis. We believe tackling that problem starts with understanding the health of these critical ecosystems.
    • Wildlife populations are declining at an alarming rate. In the UK alone, one in seven species faces extinction. We believe that by reconnecting people with nature, we can help stop this decline
    • The effects of climate change are being felt right now by people, businesses and the environment. By working together, we believe we can create a more sustainable future for all.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1971

    Registered Charity Number: 1094467

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 48

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 01865318292

    Address: Mayfield House256 Banbury RoadOxford OX2 7DE

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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