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My World Conservation Congress was in Kinshasa

Cliquez ici pour lire cet article en français. Merline Touko Tchoko, Cameroonian communications expert and Synchronicity Earth consultant, spent eight days alongside our Congo Basin Programme partners taking part in the first ‘Mini-Congress’ for nature in Kinshasa, timed to coincide with the IUCN World Conservation Congress being held in Marseille. Through the eyes and [...]

By |2022-05-18T08:21:18+00:00September 27th, 2021|Approach, Congo Basin, Events, Indigenous Peoples, IUCN|Comments Off on My World Conservation Congress was in Kinshasa

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

Dr Simon Stuart is awarded the 2020 Blue Planet Prize

We are delighted to report that our Director of Strategic Conservation, Dr Simon Stuart, has been awarded the 2020 Blue Planet Prize, the esteemed international environmental award sponsored by the Asahi Glass Foundation. Every year, the Foundation selects two winners, individuals or organisations who have made significant contributions to the [...]

By |2020-06-17T11:16:17+00:00June 10th, 2020|Biodiversity, Conservation, IUCN, Simon|Comments Off on Dr Simon Stuart is awarded the 2020 Blue Planet Prize

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

5 things you might not know about plants

This summer, thousands of people are streaming through the gates of Kew Gardens for the widely advertised Chihuly exhibition of huge colourful sculptures inspired by natural patterns. But when Synchronicity Earth’s staff visited last week, they were led past the glass Sapphire Star by Kew’s research team, who showed them the science and conservation [...]

By |2019-07-01T09:45:57+00:00June 26th, 2019|Biodiversity, Conservation, Extinction, IUCN, Plants, Red Listing, Species|Comments Off on 5 things you might not know about plants

How to put a forgotten frog back on the map

Many conservation efforts are concentrated on the iconic threatened species: tigers, pandas and polar bears. Their familiar, fluffy faces draw our eyes, melt our hearts and open our purse strings. However, sometimes a happy accident can lead to a rediscovery of a forgotten species. But, what then? How can we put a neglected frog [...]

By |2019-05-28T08:00:54+00:00May 24th, 2019|Amphibians, Biodiversity, Conservation, Conservation Optimism, Extinction, IUCN, Red Listing, Species|Comments Off on How to put a forgotten frog back on the map

Our new Director of Strategic Conservation, Dr Simon Stuart

At the end of 2016, Dr Simon Stuart completed his tenure as Chair of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Species Survival Commission after 8 years in the position, and more than 30 years with the IUCN.  In January this year, Simon joined Synchronicity Earth as our Director of Strategic Conservation. We [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:59:10+00:00March 15th, 2017