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Four conservation stories from 2021 to make you smile

2021 has presented many challenges for conservation, with COVID-19 continuing to prevent safe engagement with communities, causing delays or cancellations to in-person events, and affecting marginalised communities the hardest. However, our team at Synchronicity Earth continue to be inspired by the resilience and resourcefulness of our partners, who continue to do extraordinary work to [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:36:28+00:00December 16th, 2021|Asian Species, Biocultural Diversity, Conservation Optimism, Freshwater, Indigenous Peoples, Ocean, Rivers, Southeast Asia, Youth|Comments Off on Four conservation stories from 2021 to make you smile

In search of secret wildlife Part I: Lost fishes

As our partner Shoal announce an exciting quest to find the world’s ten ‘most wanted’ lost species of freshwater fish, Nina Seale explores the importance of finding lost species and advancing conservation knowledge to address the biodiversity crisis. Humongous ‘fossil fish’ resurfaced after at least a century in West Indian [...]

By |2021-10-13T11:25:58+00:00June 10th, 2021|Citizen Science, Extinction, Freshwater, In search of secret wildlife, Rivers|Comments Off on In search of secret wildlife Part I: Lost fishes

Recognising the rights of rivers

Rivers are the planet’s arteries of life and are intrinsically linked to human well-being, history, culture, spirituality and politics. Yet, our legal system has largely proven to be ill-equipped to protect the world’s rivers and their inhabitants. A growing global movement sets out to change this by legally recognising and implementing the inherent rights [...]

By |2021-03-22T12:17:25+00:00March 19th, 2021|Freshwater, Indigenous Peoples, Rivers|Comments Off on Recognising the rights of rivers

The state of freshwater: reasons for hope

The state of biodiversity has been in the news again these past few weeks, with high-profile reports like the Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity) and Living Planet Report 2020 (by the Zoological Society of London and World Wildlife Fund) generating depressing headlines. Among Earth’s fragile natural systems, [...]

By |2020-10-19T08:56:14+00:00October 14th, 2020|Conservation Optimism, Freshwater, Hydropower, Rivers|Comments Off on The state of freshwater: reasons for hope

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

Conserving freshwater fish: an interview with Jeremy Wade

Jeremy Wade is a TV presenter, angler and author, best known for the series River Monsters and, more recently, Mighty Rivers. With a background as a biologist, Jeremy has visited many of the world’s most iconic rivers and lakes, seen and fished for some of their most extraordinary species and witnessed the changes happening [...]

By |2019-03-20T08:35:38+00:00March 19th, 2019|Creating Awareness, Fish, Freshwater, Rivers, Species|Comments Off on Conserving freshwater fish: an interview with Jeremy Wade

Shoal: refreshing freshwater conservation

An Interview with Mike Baltzer (Executive Director of Shoal) Mike Baltzer joined Shoal as its Executive Director (hosted by Synchronicity Earth) on October 1. Prior to starting this role, he was with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) for 18 years. For the last nine years, he was the head of their global tiger programme [...]

By |2019-03-14T16:11:14+00:00February 26th, 2019|Biodiversity, Conservation, Fish, Freshwater, Rivers|Comments Off on Shoal: refreshing freshwater conservation