Charity information


Earthwatch Institute is an international environmental charity.
At Earthwatch Europe we empower people to address global challenges and work towards a more sustainable future through hands-on science and environmental action.

Founded 1971

  • Mission statement

    Earthwatch Institute is an international environmental charity, bringing individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to protect nature and work for the good of the planet.

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

    Earthwatch is the working name for Conservation Education and Research Trust (CERT).

  • Aims

    Earthwatch aims to:

    • engage people worldwide- we work from several offices, located in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and Brazil. We work with the general public, scientists, communities, educators, students, and corporate fellows. Our projects take place in more than forty countries around the globe.
    • enable scientific field research- together with leading scientists, we create impactful field research experiences that facilitate and disseminate world-class scientific research. We measure our success through outcomes such as peer-reviewed publications produced by our researchers and our outreach events that engage wider audiences with our work.
    • promote education- We provide transformational learning experiences that promote environmentally sustainable action. We work with educators to help them bring their experiences back to the classroom to foster new generations of environmental leaders.
    • create a sustainable environment- We work to sustain wildlife populations and to improve the quality and quantity of habitats and ecosystems. We work to preserve our cultural heritage and improve livelihoods worldwide.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1971

    Registered Charity Number: 1094467

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 48

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01865318292

    Address: Mayfield House256 Banbury RoadOxford OX2 7DE

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