On behalf of all of us at Earthwatch, I am pleased to be able to announce the release of our 2007 International Annual Report.
Created through the collaboration of Earthwatch staff in our offices in the United States, The United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan, and drawing on the expertise and experiences of our field staff in Belize, Costa Rica, and Kenya, the Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of Earthwatch for the 2007 fiscal year. In 2007, Earthwatch supported the work of more than 120 Principal Investigators and the more than 3,500 international volunteers who joined them in more than 50 countries around the globe. This report tells the story of our organization, but, more importantly, tells stories of hard work, discovery, and hope on behalf of our most threatened cultural and natural resources.
Printed copies of the Annual Report will be mailed to select stakeholders over the coming weeks. In recognition of our commitment to protect and preserve natural resources, Earthwatch hopes to distribute the Report primarily online, and I invite you to view it on our web site, where you’ll also find links to pages acknowledging our 2007 volunteers, donors, and our Boards of Directors and Trustees.
As you’ll see in the Report, 2007 was an incredibly successful year for Earthwatch, and helped set the stage for exciting developments scheduled for 2008, 2009, and beyond. We look forward to being able to enhance our international capacity for helping all of you make a difference for our oceans, our changing climate and those affected by it, imperiled cultures, and species, habitats, and resources all across our shared planet.
President & CEO
2007 Annual Report