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Champions of the Endangered

Synchronicity Earth and the Ellen Fund would like to invite you to share stories which celebrate conservationists doing inspiring work to protect threatened species and ecosystems on June 29 as part of the #ChampionsOfTheEndangered campaign. There is World Ranger Day and International Day of Women and Girls in Science, but [...]

An interview with Nemonte Nenquimo

Nemonte Nenquimo is an Indigenous leader of the Waorani people in the Ecuadorean Amazon province of Pastaza, one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. Nemonte gained global attention when she led a successful court action to block a proposal for oil exploration and drilling on 500,000 acres of Waorani land. Her tireless and courageous [...]

By , |2022-06-23T08:26:49+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Flourishing Diversity, Indigenous Peoples|Comments Off on An interview with Nemonte Nenquimo

An Interview with Miriam Supuma

Miriam Supuma has been working for over ten years with conservation organisations in Papua New Guinea, a country that comprises 1% of the world’s land but around 7% of its biodiversity. Miriam joined Synchronicity Earth in April 2021 to lead its Biocultural Diversity Programme (formerly the Flourishing Diversity Programme), which focuses on the recognition [...]

By , |2022-02-04T11:44:05+00:00August 2nd, 2021|Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Indigenous Peoples, Interviews|Comments Off on An Interview with Miriam Supuma

Indigenous lifeways for a flourishing Earth

The latest in our series of Deeper Thinking webinars focused on the concept of Flourishing Diversity, which lies at the heart of our newly unveiled Biocultural Diversity Programme (formerly the Flourishing Diversity Programme). We were joined by an inspiring panel of speakers who shared their knowledge and experience, exploring what flourishing diversity means to [...]

By |2022-02-04T11:50:24+00:00May 14th, 2021|Agroecology, Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Culture, Flourishing Diversity, Indigenous Peoples|Comments Off on Indigenous lifeways for a flourishing Earth

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

Where do we go from here?

The profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our health, economies and societies has stimulated much discussion around what can be done to ‘build back better’ and what a ’new normal’ might look like.  For the second in our Deeper Thinking webinar series, we invited nine speakers from diverse sectors, communities and generations to [...]

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