In-Depth

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

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

Talking conservation with Simon Stuart and Jon Paul Rodríguez

Jon Paul Rodríguez is the current Chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC). When the former Chair of the Commission, Simon Stuart, left the post in 2016 after 8 years, he joined Synchronicity Earth as Director of Strategic Conservation. The two men go back a long way, [...]

By |2019-06-26T15:31:21+00:00June 26th, 2019|Biodiversity, In-Depth, Interviews, IUCN, Species|Comments Off on Talking conservation with Simon Stuart and Jon Paul Rodríguez

Embracing biological and cultural diversity: An interview with Dr Jerome Lewis

Dr Jerome Lewis is a Reader in Social Anthropology at University College London. He has undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and 25 years of research experience working with Pygmy hunter-gatherers and former hunter-gatherers in the Congo Basin. He is Co-Director of the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) [...]

By |2022-02-04T11:57:10+00:00July 19th, 2018|Biocultural Diversity, Citizen Science, Congo Basin, Culture, Deeper Thinking, Flourishing Diversity, In-Depth, Indigenous Peoples, Interviews|Comments Off on Embracing biological and cultural diversity: An interview with Dr Jerome Lewis

Synchronicity Earth Deeper Thinking Series

“Dwelling is not primarily inhabiting but taking care of and creating that space within which something comes into its own and flourishes.”  - Martin Heidegger We want nature conservation to become mainstream. By fostering an understanding of our impact on the natural world, the scale and causes of biodiversity loss, and how this [...]

By |2020-07-17T08:09:44+00:00July 10th, 2018|Biodiversity, Deeper Thinking, Events, In-Depth, People and Wildlife, Synchronicity Earth Events|Comments Off on Synchronicity Earth Deeper Thinking Series