Research and Development
Effective conservation starts with knowledge: What is driving species loss and extinction? What are the most immediate threats to species and ecosystems in a particular region? What is the relationship between local communities and their environment?
Since Synchronicity Earth was founded in 2009, we have been dedicated to understanding where we can have the greatest conservation impact. Through detailed discussions with our expert advisors, desk-based research, field visits and relationships with both large and small NGOs, we have gained insight into how we can support and fund action to address some of the most overlooked and underfunded conservation challenges.
The global conservation landscape is vast and can at times appear fragmented. The analysis we undertake helps to shed light on current and emerging threats to landscapes and species and to identify where funding is needed.
Our guiding principles – scientific rigour, openness, collaboration – not only inform our research and how we support our partners, but also help us to overcome some of the obstacles that can hold back progress towards more effective conservation, as we develop our programmes.
We work with partners from across the conservation spectrum, providing opportunities and coordination for donors to provide funding and support for committed conservationists tackling urgent challenges and catalysing real change for species, ecosystems and people.
Our Research Process
Developing our Programmes
We fund and work with a broad range of people and groups who share our commitment to conservation.
At Synchronicity Earth we try to support and bolster alliances where they exist already, by providing:
Core support to build capacity
Links to potential new funding sources
Access to a network of knowledge and expertise
Our voice to amplify key messages
Where there is a need for better coordination, we work to develop a more joined-up response by creating programmes to bring effective conservation groups and funders together. Our programmes are designed to:
Unite donors and foundations around a strategic and coordinated action plan to address an overlooked and underfunded conservation issue
Provide a template for collaborative conservation for both donor and conservation community
Amplify the impact of the most effective local conservation organisations