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Year Founded: 1971

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Slovenia

Tracking Dolphins in the Adriatic Sea

Participate in a groundbreaking investigation into the dolphin population that lives in Slovenia's beautiful coastal waters. A decade ago, people thought that dolphins...

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Australia

Mantas and Sharks of Ningaloo Reef

Manta rays, stingrays, and reef sharks are just a few of the diverse species that live in the clear waters of Ningaloo Reef, a habitat also used for fishing and tourism.

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Argentina

Trailing Penguins in Patagonia

Be among the first people to catch a glimpse of what penguins do far out at sea and learn how this behavior can affect their chicks back on land. Researchers do not know...

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Canada

Tracking Fire and Wolves Through the Canadian Rockies

Examine how wolves and fire keep ecosystems healthy in one of the wildest places in North America. Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, is one of the few places...

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United States

Saving Joshua Tree's Desert Species

Joshua trees can live for hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of years in one of the United States' most extreme climates: the Mojave Desert. But climate change can dramatically...

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United States

Protecting Whooping Cranes and Coastal Habitats in Texas

Changes to the Whooping Crane's habitats and hunting pressure have pushed these migratory birds to the brink of extinction. Researchers are now working to preserve and expand...

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Trinidad & Tobago

Monitoring Ocelots in Trinidad

By evaluating threats to ocelots in Trinidad, researchers can work with local communities to protect these animals. Trinidad provides a unique context for researchers

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Cayman Islands

Helping Endangered Corals in Little Cayman

Help researchers learn what makes coral strong, which can have a hand in saving reefs across the world. Coral reefs live in a stressful world. Thanks to changing climate...

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United States

Following Flammulated Owls in the Western U.S.

Join Earthwatch Institute and partners HawkWatch International in one of two locations within the Flammulated Owls' breeding range – in northern Utah or southwestern Arizona...

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South Africa

Discovering Sharks in South Africa

In South Africa's beautiful Walker Bay, meet some of the world's least-known ocean dwellers to help researchers learn how to protect their habitat. Volunteers are invited...

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Costa Rica

Conserving Wild Bees and Other Pollinators of Costa Rica

Help Costa Rica become the first country in Central America to institute a national policy to protect pollinators in this volunteering opportunity from Earthwatch Institute. More...

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India

Conserving Tiger and Elephant Habitat in India

Earthwatch Institute offers volunteering opportunities in a wildlife and environmental conservation research project in India. Tigers and elephants are protected within nature...

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South Africa

Conserving Endangered Rhinos in South Africa

Assist scientists in the quest for a greater understanding of the impact of Rhinos, believed to be "ecosystem engineers,” on the environment. These efforts will help manage...

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United States

Climate Change: Sea to Trees at Acadia National Park

Assist in keeping Acadia National Park in Maine healthy for the people who visit it and for the animals that call it home. The craggy coasts and granite mountains of the...

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