Understanding what works and feeding forward
We help our partners develop monitoring systems that work for them and follow progress toward conservation targets through our tailored reporting system. By building close relationships and discussing progress, as well as challenges and set-backs we develop an enabling relationship. In addition to conversational catch-ups at regular intervals, Synchronicity Earth also undertakes annual reporting which feeds into our analysis process.
Understanding complexity and the need for long-term support
Conservation work is complex and often long-term, as such we try to ensure measures of success are meaningful. Sometimes this will mean capturing steps towards ultimate goals and it will only be after years of work can we say, for example, that a species has been brought back from the edge of extinction.
As we develop each of our focal programmes further, we are working to develop our impact assessment processes to assist donors and to inform our work.