The new and improved Ocean Programme sets sail

Our High and Deep Seas Programme has been focused on these two overlooked areas of marine conservation for seven years. Building on its success, this programme has now been redeveloped into a broader Ocean Programme, expanding into new areas of critical but underfunded marine conservation. Programme and Partner Manager Anna Heath describes this exciting [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:35:38+00:00June 8th, 2022|Fish, Fisheries, Marine, Ocean, Oceans|Comments Off on The new and improved Ocean Programme sets sail

In search of secret wildlife Part IV: The ocean depths

Continuing our ‘In search of secret wildlife’ series, Nina Seale dives into the mysteries surrounding marine ecology and conservation, exploring the dangers that mining and industrial fishing present when so little is known about the potential impact. We know so little about our ocean, we can’t even guess the number [...]

By |2021-10-13T11:16:13+00:00October 13th, 2021|Deep-sea mining, Fish, Fisheries, In search of secret wildlife, Marine, Oceans|Comments Off on In search of secret wildlife Part IV: The ocean depths

Funding destruction: we need to talk about fisheries subsidies

Fishing for human consumption is thought to be the biggest driver of biodiversity loss in our oceans, according to the recent Living Planet Report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Seafood is an important part of the diet of more than 3 billion people, and fisheries and aquaculture [...]

By |2020-10-22T11:05:13+00:00October 20th, 2020|Fish, Fisheries, Food, Ocean, Oceans|Comments Off on Funding destruction: we need to talk about fisheries subsidies

A driving force for ocean conservation

An Interview with Dr Amanda Vincent, winner of the Indianapolis Prize, 2020 Dr Amanda Vincent has been a driving force for ocean conservation for more than three decades, anchored in her speciality of seahorses. She was the first person to study these extraordinary animals underwater and in 1996 she co-founded Project Seahorse, a conservation [...]

By |2020-07-29T15:07:45+00:00July 29th, 2020|Conservation, Fisheries, Interviews, Oceans, People and Wildlife, Southeast Asia|Comments Off on A driving force for ocean conservation

The last, great wilderness

An Interview with Dr Helen Scales Dr Helen Scales is a writer, marine biologist and broadcaster. She is currently writing a book on Earth’s ‘final frontier’: the deep ocean. From a young age, Helen has been a passionate nature-lover and she fell hopelessly in love with the ocean after seeing it for the first [...]

By |2020-01-15T14:41:53+00:00January 15th, 2020|Biodiversity, Fisheries, Interviews, Ocean, Oceans|Comments Off on The last, great wilderness

The forests of freshwater

Freshwater habitats are not just rivers, and conserving freshwater species can be done hand-in-hand with local fisheries, says Merlin Veron, Research Analyst at Synchronicity Earth and its Freshwater partner Shoal. As you carefully step across the forest floor, it erupts with life, thousands of insects crashing between the dry leaves [...]

By |2019-11-06T09:57:22+00:00November 6th, 2019|Community, Fish, Fisheries, Freshwater, Rivers, Southeast Asia|Comments Off on The forests of freshwater

“The ocean is bearing the brunt of the climate crisis” says open letter to UK leaders urging ocean protection

In response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, Synchronicity Earth has added its signature to an open letter addressed to UK leadership urging rapid action for ocean protection. Four actions for oceans The letter, which was supported [...]

By |2021-10-13T11:17:03+00:00September 25th, 2019|Climate, Deep-sea mining, Fisheries,