The National Geographic Society's Adventure publication has conducted the world's first large-scale rating of adventure tour operators, rating Earthwatch as the Number One Voluntourism outfitter from over 155 of the leading operators world-wide.
‘The Adventure Ratings' also awarded Earthwatch a 100 per cent score in Education, the only outfitter to achieve such a rating. Earthwatch was second in Nature and Wildlife Expeditions and Price Range and sixth overall.
‘These rankings pay tribute to the fact that our volunteers contribute directly to science and conservation while recognising that they have a fantastic personal experience at the same time,' says Nigel Winser, Executive Director of Earthwatch (Europe).
He continues, ‘We are very pleased that the quality of our expeditions is appreciated and that our commitment to environmental education has been commended.'
With 120 research expeditions across 55 countries, Earthwatch also appears in National Geographic Adventure's ‘Top 25 New Trips for 2008' with their Fiji's Ancient Seafarers expedition.
This expedition offers volunteers the chance to live and interact with local villagers while excavating sites in order to help reconstruct and understand the cultural history of the region.
Visit National Geographic Online to view ‘The Adventure Ratings'.
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