In honor of Earth Day 2024, today’s Google Doodle takes us on a trip around the world

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Want to take a trip around the world? You can in two seconds thanks to Google.

Releasing its annual Earth Day doodle, Google displays the beauty of all six continents around the world. Using satellite technology, the search engine giant created a collage with each Google letter that shows the global sustainability efforts within each continent. The goal for this doodle is to give the audience a tour of positive environmental change in the world.

Here’s a look at the Google Doodle for Earth Day:

Google's Earth Day doodle takes a trip to six continents showing its beauty.

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Letters in Earth Day Google Doodle represent regions that are displaying positive environmental efforts

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Location: Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos is home to many biodiversity areas. In an effort to preserve the country’s conservation, the island has made an effort to protect natural resources such as reefs and restore endangered species like the rock iguana.

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Location: Scorpion Reef National Park, Mexico.

Flying to the Gulf of Mexico, Google makes a stop in Arrecife de Alacranes. This is the largest reef in the southern Gulf of Mexico and the UNESCO biosphere reserve. In this marine protected area, many coral and several endangered bird and turtle species call this area home.

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Location: Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

If you like the cold, you’ll love Google’s pitstop in Iceland. Although the country is well-known for its polar bears, it has more beauty to offer. In 2008, the UNESCO World Heritage Site was established as a national park to protect the ecosystem in and around Europe’s largest glacier. With a mix of volcanoes and glacial ice, this area is able to produce rare landscapes and flora.

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Location: Jaú National Park, Brazil

If you’d like to spend time in a forest, Brazil’s got you covered. Parque Nacional do Jaú is one of South America’s largest forest reserves. Located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, this UNESCO World Heritage Site protects many species, including the Amazonian manatee, the giant otter, the jaguar, and the margay.

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Location: Green Great Wall, Nigeria

Bringing you back to the heat, Google take us to Nigeria. The African Union-led initiative’s goal is to restore the land affected by desertification across the width of Africa. To combat this, the group has planted trees and other vegetation in sustainable ways. By doing this, communities in the area have seen increased economic opportunities, food security, and climate resilience since 2007.

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Location: Pilbara Islands Nature Reserves, Australia

To end the journey around the world, Google’s last stop is one of the Pilbara Island Nature Reserves in Australia. These reserves help protect fragile ecosystems, increasingly rare natural habitats and threatened or endangered species. Some of the species include marine turtles, shorebirds and seabirds.