Illegal Wildlife Trade

Joining the dots: How can conservation help prevent future global disasters?

We were delighted to host two extraordinary conservationists, Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak and Steven Broad, for Synchronicity Earth’s first virtual Deeper Thinking event on July 29. Hosted by our founders, Adam and Jessica Sweidan, the event explored the interconnections between human health and the environment and potential solutions to take us towards a more [...]

By |2020-08-06T06:06:01+00:00August 5th, 2020|Biodiversity, Conservation, Deeper Thinking, Health, Illegal Wildlife Trade|Comments Off on Joining the dots: How can conservation help prevent future global disasters?

Health and biodiversity Part II: Wild medicine

Enzymes from hot springs, toxins from frogs, and the many, many medicinal uses of plants. Following our piece on zoonotic diseases, we explore how evolution has been a source of medical innovation. Did you know that a crucial ingredient in the test to diagnose COVID-19 was discovered in a freshwater [...]

By |2020-05-06T12:24:54+00:00May 6th, 2020|Biodiversity, Conservation, Essay, Health, Illegal Wildlife Trade, In-Depth|Comments Off on Health and biodiversity Part II: Wild medicine

Health and biodiversity Part I: Wild diseases

As the COVID-19 pandemic has put both our health systems and our relationship with nature in the spotlight, Nina Seale investigates the relationship between health and biodiversity. Let’s begin with the elephant in the room: diseases that have transferred from animals to humans. Not just COVID-19, but Severe Acute Respiratory [...]

By |2022-04-28T06:25:07+00:00May 5th, 2020|Biodiversity, Conservation, Essay, Evidence, Health, Illegal Wildlife Trade, In-Depth|Comments Off on Health and biodiversity Part I: Wild diseases

Spotlight on CITES

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora The international trade of animals and plants stands as one of the biggest threats to many endangered species worldwide. Illegal wildlife trade (including illegal logging) is thought to generate up to USD$175bn annually, making it almost as lucrative as drugs-, [...]

Tackling the illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

20 Sunda pangolins live to fight another day! There was a chink of light earlier this month in what is often a gloomy picture for wildlife in Vietnam. Synchronicity Earth partner Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW) successfully released 20 Critically Endangered Sunda pangolins back into the wild as part of the Carnivore and Pangolin Restoration Programme, a [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:31:21+00:00August 28th, 2016|Conservation, Illegal Wildlife Trade, Species|0 Comments

Stopping illegal wildlife trade

Last week I attended a two-day symposium on Wildlife Trafficking in London. The symposium was initiated by United For Wildlife – a flagship project of The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – which brings seven of the world’s largest wildlife NGOs into an unprecedented collaboration. The symposium [...]

By |2018-08-31T04:21:07+00:00February 21st, 2014|Events, Illegal Wildlife Trade, Species|0 Comments