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Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

With a wave of new pledges of large grants to environmental organisations, as funders, we need to reflect on how our philanthropy can be improved. Building trust between donors and grantees plus reshaping the donor community so it can better support the organisations working on the ground are the foundations of a philosophy and [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:35:48+00:00May 5th, 2022|Approach, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

My World Conservation Congress was in Kinshasa

Cliquez ici pour lire cet article en français. Merline Touko Tchoko, Cameroonian communications expert and Synchronicity Earth consultant, spent eight days alongside our Congo Basin Programme partners taking part in the first ‘Mini-Congress’ for nature in Kinshasa, timed to coincide with the IUCN World Conservation Congress being held in Marseille. Through the eyes and [...]

By |2022-05-18T08:21:18+00:00September 27th, 2021|Approach, Congo Basin, Events, Indigenous Peoples, IUCN|Comments Off on My World Conservation Congress was in Kinshasa

A new Biocultural Diversity Programme

The Biocultural Diversity Programme (formerly the Flourishing Diversity Programme) is a new Synchronicity Earth programme that supports partners to defend indigenous and community territories; protect and revive biological and cultural diversity; and try to increase the focus on ‘diversity’ more broadly within conservation and development work and funding. Here, our Head of Biocultural Diversity, [...]

By |2022-06-15T05:37:33+00:00February 16th, 2021|Agroecology, Approach, Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Culture, Flourishing Diversity|Comments Off on A new Biocultural Diversity Programme

Guardians of nature in the Congo Basin

Sophie Grange-Chamfray, Knowledge & Learning Manager at Synchronicity Earth, dives into the importance of local communities and Indigenous Peoples as guardians of nature, and the historical importance of the acceptance in the first instance of a proposed law to promote and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo in [...]

By |2022-06-15T05:36:51+00:00December 16th, 2020|Approach, Community, Congo Basin, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples|Comments Off on Guardians of nature in the Congo Basin

Same disease, different challenges

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll: lives are being lost and families devastated; there is increasing job insecurity and anxiety about the future. As the crisis continues, we take a look at how it is is affecting partners we work with and what we are doing to support them. [...]

By |2022-05-18T08:23:49+00:00May 10th, 2020|Approach, Economy, Environment, News, Partners|Comments Off on Same disease, different challenges

If we’re going to talk climate, we need to talk conservation

2020 is a big year for climate action. It is the start of a decade of climate action. But if we're talking climate, we need to be talking about conservation and regeneration, argues our CEO Kirsty Schneeberger. 2020 is a big year for climate and a big year for biodiversity. [...]

By |2022-06-15T05:39:33+00:00February 21st, 2020|Approach, Biodiversity, Climate, Conservation, More than Carbon|Comments Off on If we’re going to talk climate, we need to talk conservation

Funding better conservation, funding conservation better

Most people would agree that protecting the natural world for future generations should be high on our list of priorities. Yet our love of nature is not reflected in the level of philanthropic funding directed towards protecting it: less than 5 per cent of UK philanthropy is dedicated to nature conservation, a figure that [...]

By |2022-06-15T05:41:15+00:00June 27th, 2019|Alternative Livelihoods, Approach, Biodiversity, Conservation, Funding, People and Wildlife, Programmes|Comments Off on Funding better conservation, funding conservation better