About Us

Earthwatch Institute India is a science-based conservation institution.

We focus on scientific research, education and experiential learning, skill development, community-based conservation programmes and field projects, grounded in science to generate knowledge and contribute solutions.

We connect citizens with scientists to increase scientific understanding of environmental issues and observe nature as citizen scientists.

We work with academic and scientific research organizations, government institutions, corporations and businesses, students and teachers, self-help groups, executives, social entrepreneurs and technology experts to develop projects and programmes for a sustainable environment.

We work in the following areas


Urban Forests
Lakes and Waterbodies
Healthy Air


Water Conservation
Clean Water


Forest Conservation
Ecosystem Services
Soil Studies


Organic Farming
Soil Health


Habitat and
Biodiversity Conservation


Aquatic Species
Marine Plastic Pollution


Sustainable Technology
Energy Efficiency


Sustainable Waste Management
Recycling and Upcycling

Our various programme methods:

Scientific research projects

As a scientific research institution, we aim to increase scientific knowledge to support conservation efforts and contribute to policies and management plans, where possible.

We work with premier scientific research institutions, national research laboratories, eminent scientists, young researchers and technology experts in developing these projects.

Sustainability programmes

We help corporations and businesses to become more sustainable and environment-friendly by developing sustainability programmes for engaging the employees and stakeholders. Our experiential learning programmes are grounded in scientific research and combine education with personal experience. We work with scientists, subject experts, educators and social entrpreneurs in developing these programmes.

Citizen science, educational and experiential learning projects

As an environment education institution, we have developed science-based educational and experiential learning programmes on nature conservation and environmental sustainability, water, sanitation and hygiene, air quality, climate action, energy efficiency and sustainable living for students and teachers. We work with scientists, educators and subject experts in developing these programmes.

Promote science-based ecosystem restoration, skill development
and livelihood enhancement programmes

As a conservation institution, we serve the local community through promoting scientific research. education and community programmes. We promote skill development for self-help groups in sustainable agriculture, organic farming, forest conservation, beekeeping, climate action, energy efficiency and sustainable technology. Our field programmes promote science-based ecosystem restoration and conservation efforts with support from local community members and self-help groups.

We aim at aligning our programmes with some of the National Missions in India, such as Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Urban Forests/Nagar Van, Swachh Bharat Mission, National Action Plan on Climate Change, National Clean Air Programme, Afforestation Programmes and Skill Development.

Our programme initiatives also aim at exploring and establishing convergence with some of the Sustainable Development Goals such as – Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7), Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11), Climate Action (SDG 13), Life below Water (SDG 14), Life on Land (SDG 15) and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17).

Earthwatch Institute India Trust is registered as a Trust with Sub Registrar V at New Delhi.
The Trust is registered under Section 12 A read with Section 12 AA of the Income Tax Act 1961 and under
Section 80G (5) (vi) of the Income Tax Act 1961.
Earthwatch Institute India Trust is registered under Section 11 (1) of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010.