About Earthwatch Europe

Earthwatch is an environmental charity with science at its heart.

We drive the change needed to live within our means and in balance with nature.

We do this by connecting people with the natural world, monitoring the health of our natural resources, and informing the actions that will have the greatest positive impact.

We focus on tackling the effects of climate change, the declining health of our rivers and oceans, and the loss of wildlife and habitats.

Naturehood and Earthwatch Europe

We kicked off the Naturehood programme in 2019 by establishing four Naturehoods across Oxford and Swindon. Our local Community Engagement Officers have engaged a number of people in these areas, supporting and encouraging them to create a network of actions for the wildlife on their doorstep. We are excited to be broadening our impact in 2020, expanding to new locations and also developing a self-led approach for pioneering communities who want to adopt Naturehood where they live.
©Earthwatch 2020  
Unless otherwise credited, all illustrations © Chris Shields, and all wildlife photographs © Steven Falk
Connect with Naturehood:
By selecting one or more of our five priority species, you can help us find out more about their life cycle and how their habitat affects them, and access specific activities to help you support that species.
By selecting one or more of our five priority species, you can help us find out more about their life cycle and how their habitat affects them, and access specific activities to help you support that species. This feed shows you the activities you can complete next. We’ll remind you when there’s an activity coming up for you to complete.
We need to know as much as possible about your Naturespace – it could be your garden, a window box, an area of your school grounds or even a public space like a park. To fully take part in Naturehood you’ll need to work through the four stages in this section.
If you’ve taken any of the Naturehood actions since setting up your Naturespace, record them here. Please click on the ‘Tell us’ button next to the relevant action icon.
If you belong to one of our designated Naturehoods, a map of the area will appear here and you will view data specific to your Naturehood. Otherwise you will be assigned to the “Global” Naturehood and will view data from across the UK.
If you manage to get a great photo of one of our five priority species within your Naturespace, you can tell us about it and upload images here.
Sign up to our Naturehood Newsletter

We will never sell or share your personal details for marketing purposes. We will respect your privacy; you can change how we contact you at any time. Your details will be held on Earthwatch’s secure database in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.

By selecting one or more of our five priority species, you can help us find out more about their life cycle and how their habitat affects them, and access specific activities to help you support that species.
The species quizzes are a fun way for you to get started with Naturehood and test your knowledge on any of our Naturehood 5 species. Click on any of the species icons to get started.