The Earhart Project is testing the hypothesis that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan landed, and eventually died, on Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati.

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Click HERE to see the plan for Niku VIII.

Click HERE for a Niku VIII Overview.

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Click HERE for FAQs about the Earhart Project.

Click HERE for information on participation in Earhart Project Expeditions.

Click HERE for a comprehensive overview of the Earhart Project.

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Click HERE to see an overview of TIGHAR’s activities during Niku VII.

Click HERE to see details of the July 2012 expedition.

Click HERE to see an overview of research and work in progress.

Click HERE to go to a new Research Bulletin on the 1938 photos of Nikumaroro found in the Royal New Zealand Air Force archives.
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Click HERE to go to a NEW report on the DNA research on bones and other items found during Niku V and Niku VI.

Click HERE to read the TIGHAR report to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area Committee, including a number of artifact reports.

Nutshell Click HERE for a thirty second “nutshell” summary of the Earhart Project.
Nutshell Click HERE for a two minute explanation of the evidence for Nikumaroro.
News Click HERE to join TIGHAR’s lively discussion forum.
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Click HERE for TIGHAR’s extensive archive of historical documents, research papers, and expedition reports by subject, or HERE by name.
Ameliapedia Click HERE to browse the Ameliapedia, TIGHAR’s Wiki-based compilation of Earhart research.
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Our special thanks to the corporate and individual sponsors of The Earhart Project, without whom nothing would be possible:

The Members of the TIGHAR Board of Directors.

And the loyal membership of TIGHAR.


To make a donation to the Earhart Project, click HERE.

The Earhart Project is funded by charitable contributions. Donations by check (payable to TIGHAR) or credit card (Visa, Discover, or Master Card) may be sent to TIGHAR, The Earhart Project, 2812 Fawkes Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808, or click on the link above to make your contribution. Confidential inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities for individuals or corporations should be addressed to Executive Director Richard Gillespie (email

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