Earthwatch Institute

To engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

This tree smells SO good...

This tree smells SO good...
The radio tracking collar on this panda will help researchers monitor its movements in the Wolong National Nature Reserve as it is partially re-introduced to the wild. (c) Prof. Zhang Hemin and CCRCGP. (view small | med | large | orig)

Thanks for the help, Earthwatch!

Thanks for the help, Earthwatch!
Volunteers are essential assistants to the conservation researchers caring for the pandas at the Bifengxia Base. (c) John Hanna, Earthwatch volunteer (view small | med | large | orig)

I am GOING to figure this out....

I am GOING to figure this out....
These charismatic bears acquire skills that may one day allow them to be reintroduced into the wild at the Wolong National Nature Reserve. (c) John Hanna, Earthwatch volunteer (view small | med | large | orig)

Hang on, let me finish eating...

Hang on, let me finish eating...
Because bamboo is relatively poor in nutrients, pandas need to keep their stomachs full almost all the time to extract enough energy from it. (c) John Hanna, Earthwatch volunteer. (view small | med | large | orig)

Snack time

Snack time
The average giant panda consumes between 20 and 30 pounds of bamboo shoots every day. (c) John Hanna, Earthwatch volunteer (view small | med | large | orig)
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Reviews of Earthwatch Institute

Great Nonprofits
Read and write reviews about Earthwatch Institute on GreatNonProfits.org.