Conservation

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

Not forgotten any longer: the Gigantes forest frog

Pria Ghosh introduces one of our Amphibian Programme partners: Project Palaka, the first amphibian conservation programme using captive breeding in the Philippines. On a group of remote islands of the Philippines, amid growing tourism, white-sand beaches, and dramatic limestone caves, a small brown frog has been quietly slipping away. The [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:36:09+00:00March 29th, 2022|Amphibians, Asian Species, Conservation, Endemic species, Project Palaka|Comments Off on Not forgotten any longer: the Gigantes forest frog

Meet Dr Pria Ghosh

Pria Ghosh joined the Synchronicity Earth research team in October 2020. With her expertise in amphibian conservation and particularly in amphibian disease, Pria was well placed to take the lead on our amphibian conservation programme. In this interview, she talks about how she came to work with amphibians, describes her new role at Synchronicity [...]

By |2022-04-28T06:23:21+00:00September 1st, 2021|Amphibians, Conservation, Evidence, Interviews, Partners, Species|Comments Off on Meet Dr Pria Ghosh

In search of secret wildlife Part III: The power of knowledge

Hundreds of new species are discovered across the diverse tree of life around the world every year. Every single discovery is an exciting moment, but the number of them reveals how little we know about our fellow species, and just how much we need to learn while we try to mitigate our impact and [...]

By |2022-02-04T12:01:58+00:00August 11th, 2021|Amphibians, Conservation, Evidence, In search of secret wildlife, IUCN, Knowledge Base, Protected Areas, Red Listing|Comments Off on In search of secret wildlife Part III: The power of knowledge

What can I do for nature? Four Steps for the Earth

One of the most common questions asked of environmentalists is ‘What can I do?’. The answer is different for every individual, but a new framework released in a study today is the ‘Mitigation and Conservation Hierarchy’, or ‘Four Steps for the Earth’. Two of the authors of this study, Hollie Booth (DPhil researcher at [...]

By |2022-05-23T06:38:11+00:00January 21st, 2021|Conservation, Environment, More than Carbon, Nature, Sustainable Living|Comments Off on What can I do for nature? Four Steps for the Earth

Making finance work for nature

Our global economic system relies on a wide range of financial services to operate. From bank loans to public offerings of shares and from insurance to trade finance. Most of these financial transactions will have an impact on the natural world: directly, for example, through a loan to a timber extraction company, or indirectly, [...]

By |2022-05-23T06:39:32+00:00October 27th, 2020|Biodiversity, Conservation, Economy, Environment, Finance, In-Depth, More than Carbon|Comments Off on Making finance work for nature

The home of a frog orchestra

An Interview with Dr Caleb Ofori-Boateng, Founder of Herp Conservation Ghana Dr Caleb Ofori-Boateng was the first formally trained herpetologist in Ghana, and has become a global champion for Ghana’s biodiversity, particularly its unique and threatened amphibians. He is the founder of Herp Conservation Ghana, the latest partner in our Amphibian Programme, and has [...]

By |2022-06-27T15:10:03+00:00October 2nd, 2020|