Monday 04, 02 2008
Earthwatch scientists succeed in protecting the green lungs of Europe. They have conducted the first botanical survey of Yelyna, the largest raised peat bog in Europe. The Belarus Ministry of Natural Resources announced the creation of a national peat bog monitoring programme that will ensure plant hotspots at Yelyna are protected.
Wednesday 23, 01 2008
Results from field research supported by Earthwatch in Estonia will help scientists predict threats to wildlife.
Friday 16, 11 2007
Earthwatch archaeologist Dr. Chris Stevenson was today awarded the international Aviva/Earthwatch Award for Climate Change Research to further his 18 year investigation on Easter Island (Rapa Nui).
Tuesday 25, 09 2007
An introduction to the film earth and the loveearth.com website.
Thursday 12, 07 2007
Scientists from the Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit (CRRU) in Banff, Scotland, and volunteers from Earthwatch were dazzled this week when they were joined by over 300 common dolphins in the Outer Moray Firth. This is the first time the team have ever recorded common dolphins (delphinus delphis), a warm water dolphin species, in these coastal waters in 10 years of studying cetaceans in the North Sea.
Wednesday 20, 06 2007
After a six-year campaign, conservationists are celebrating the designation of Bahia de los Angeles as a protected biosphere reserve. Hundreds of Earthwatch volunteers contributed to this success by helping to gather data on the Black Sea Turtles of Baja expedition.
Tuesday 01, 05 2007
Earthwatch scientists have voiced their fears for grey whales arriving malnourished in their breeding grounds off the Mexican coast.
Monday 23, 04 2007
Scientists from Earthwatch celebrate after the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to divert shipping lanes off the southern coast of Spain in order to avoid important bottlenose dolphin foraging grounds. When passing through the Alboran Sea, merchant ships and fisherman will be required to travel 20 miles further south off the coast of Almeria.
Wednesday 04, 04 2007
The Annual Earthwatch PI conference was held from 1-3 March in Cambridge, Boston, US. The conference was attended by over 70 Principle Investigators and project staff, representing around 60 Earthwatch projects worldwide. Projects represented included Marine Mammals of Brazil, Dolphins and Whales of Moray Firth, Puerto Rico's Rainforest, Echidnas and Goannas of Kangaroo Island and Ghana's Manatees.
Thursday 08, 03 2007
Professor Chris Rapley CBE, Director of the British Antarctic Survey, issued grave warnings about human kind's current energy addiction and cited the failure of governments worldwide to take sufficient action in the face of looming crisis at the annual Earthwatch lecture in Oxford last night.
Tuesday 06, 03 2007
New evidence gathered by Earthwatch researchers finds that some threatened cinereous vultures migrate up to 1200 miles south in the winter.
Thursday 01, 03 2007
Archaeologists working in Peru have revealed that the 13 towers of Chankillo, in the Casma Valley of Peru's coastal desert, mark the existence of sun cults that predate the Inca by 1,700 years. This research, carried out by former Earthwatch archaeologist Ivan Ghezzi (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru) and Clive Ruggles (University of Leicester), is published in Science today.