Why Synchronicity Earth?2022-05-24T06:48:51+00:00
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Identifying Conservation Needs

Synchronicity Earth analyses gaps in conservation action and funding, building a picture of the regions, species and ecosystems where targeted funding and support could have the greatest impact.

We work to identify critical threats in some of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, focusing on interventions that can help to prevent species loss and ecosystem collapse. This often means funding and supporting smaller, local groups working on overlooked and underfunded conservation challenges.

To do this we have built a knowledge network comprising expert scientific advisors from some of the world’s leading universities, larger national and international conservation NGOs, the IUCN (the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network), civil society groups and think tanks.

“Synchronicity Earth is one of very few organisations prepared to support those vitally important conservation efforts that don’t necessarily grab the headlines. This approach is proving to be a lifeline to the important work of conservation organisations and projects which might not otherwise be funded.”

Dr William Darwall, Head, IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit

Coordinating Conservation Action

“Today’s problems are not simple single issues with obvious solutions, they are complex interwoven challenges that need connected thinking if we are to address them adequately. Synchronicity Earth is one of the few organisations taking the broad view, with sufficient ambition in scope and purpose to really make a difference.” 

Dr Jerome Lewis, Lecturer in Social Anthropology, UCL Anthropology, University College London

Our programmes are developed to address regional, species or ecosystem-based conservation challenges that our research shows do not get the attention or funding they need. By understanding who is working on an issue, how it is funded and working to coordinate action we can avoid some of the most common obstacles to effective conservation: short-term project cycles and lack of follow-up; duplication of work; onerous reporting requirements and lack of strategic oversight.

This approach is driven by our research process and informed by our expert scientific advisors and relationships with front-line conservationists. Unlike many larger conservation organisations, we do not run projects. Instead, our philanthropic funding model gives us independence and capacity for ongoing research and evaluation, helping us create new programmes which bring together influential stakeholders, including funders. Collaborative approaches can unlock potential for greater conservation impact in some of the most diverse and threatened wild places on Earth.

Where existing alliances are already helping to coordinate action, our goal is to bolster their work and explore options to increase funding and amplify their impact.