At Synchronicity Earth, we believe that diversity should flourish. Diversity of species, of ecosystems, of cultures. Developing strong partnerships and collaborating with individuals, groups and movements that have conserving diversity – both biological and cultural – at their heart is the best way to bring positive change on the scale that is needed. The people behind the organisations below share our love for the natural world. We are proud to call them our friends.
Action for Conservation is a UK charity using pioneering approaches to inspire and empower young people, aged 12-18, from diverse backgrounds to become the next generation of nature conservationists.
56% of UK species are in decline, over 50% of people are unaware of biodiversity loss and 79% of children lack adequate connections to nature. We know that young people without strong connections to nature are less likely to fight to protect it as adults and suffer negative impacts on their learning, behaviour and wellbeing. Yet interventions often focus on young children, rather than young people as they solidify opinions and behaviours that will shape their careers and adult lives. Action for Conservation fills this gap, partnering with conservation organisations like the National Trust and Synchronicity Earth to empower young people to create change in their communities and participate in environmental decision making. They believe that being a ‘conservationist’ can’t just mean following a career as a field biologist or a campaigner, but that a passion for conservation can flow through anyone’s life, whatever their day-job. They want to inspire today’s young people to a long-term belief in the wonder of the natural world, which will shape their dreams and actions however their life turns out.
The IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) was formed to address the conservation crisis unfolding in Southeast Asia and in particular the high number of threatened species on the brink of extinction.
ASAP is an inter-institutional coalition which brings together organisations in an effort to focus attention on a region that, without more serious conservation intervention, will see the demise of much of its unique diversity. ASAP aims to reverse the declines of the most threatened land and freshwater vertebrates in Southeast Asia by focusing much needed conservation action for these species through (i) raising additional funding to initiate and support conservation action; (ii) raising the profile of the urgent conservation needs; (iii) improving conservation capacity and leadership in the region; and (iv) catalysing effective conservation action.
Human Nature is a platform for environmental art. Established in 2014 with a belief in the transformational power of art, it is founded on a strong set of environmental values.
Human Nature connects artists with organisations to create provocative environmental art in unusual places. It enables both organisations and artists to grow audiences, to convey stories and ideas about the natural world.
Human Nature believes art changes people. It wants to see a positive, sustainable and fair future, in which nature is a celebrated and valued part. Find out more: www.humannatureshow.com
The Species Survival Commission (SSC) plays a leading role in enabling IUCN to be the world’s most authoritative voice on behalf of global biodiversity conservation and the sustainability of natural resource use.
A just world that values and conserves nature through positive action to prevent the loss of diversity of life on earth.
The SSC will strive to ensure that the species extinction crisis and massive loss of biodiversity are universally adopted as a shared responsibility, and addressed by all sectors of society taking conservation action, and avoiding negative impacts worldwide.
Assessing and monitoring the status of biodiversity, especially at the species level
Analysing and communicating the threats to biodiversity, especially at the species level
Developing policies and guidelines to advance nature conservation
Facilitating conservation planning for species
Stimulating, facilitating, supporting and engaging in conservation action for species
Reconciling biodiversity conservation with economic development and societal changes
The Resurgence Trust is a UK-based educational charity that has become the flagship voice of the environmental movement across the globe. Our mission is to inspire each other to help make a difference and find positive solutions to the global challenges we now face.
To do this, we publish Resurgence & Ecologist magazine six times a year, run The Ecologist website – www.theecologist.org – as a free service – and host regular events including our annual Summer Camp, Festival of Wellbeing and monthly ‘Resurgence Talks’.
The Gaia Foundation envisages a new era in which humans are living in a respectful, just and mutually enhancing relationship with the Earth, with all her life forms and with each other.
Gaia has over 30 years experience accompanying partners, indigenous communities and Earth defenders in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe. Together we work to revive bio-cultural diversity, regenerate healthy ecosystems and strengthen community self-governance for climate change resilience. Through a holistic and long-term approach working with local and indigenous communities, civil society groups and social movements, our work focuses on four key areas: Seed, Food & Climate Change Resilience; Sacred Lands & Wilderness; Earth Jurisprudence; and Beyond Extractivism.
The Ecological Citizen is a peer-reviewed, free-to-access journal that provides a forum for inspiring and mobilizing discussion with an Earth-centred perspective.
Published online twice a year by a small team of volunteers, it has no financial affiliations and no publication charges. The journal’s core aims are: to advance ecological knowledge; to champion Earth-centred action; to inspire ecocentric citizenship; to promote ecocentrism in political debates; and to nurture an ecocentric lexicon.
The Environmental Funders Network aims to improve the effectiveness of environmental philanthropy and increase the levels of support going to environmental causes.
We work towards these goals by networking and educating funders, analyzing the funding landscape, providing a platform for thought leadership and provocation, and cultivating new funders for the sector. Since our inception in 2003, trustees and staff members of over 240 different trusts, foundations and individual donors who support environmental work in the UK and abroad have participated in the network.
Conservation Optimism is a global community dedicated to sharing optimistic stories about conservation to inspire, educate, entertain and empower people around the world to make a positive impact for wildlife and the environment.
We foster effective action, interest and wonder in the natural world, across generations, borders, languages and cultures, and are dedicated to equipping, enabling and empowering conservationists at all career stages and from all backgrounds. Through our online platforms and channels, we are building a community whose members can draw strength, resilience and energy from togetherness, shared purpose, and shared resources. We look for opportunities to use the power of community, technology, and storytelling to amplify the reach of conservation by transforming the discourse from “doom and gloom,” into a refreshing vision of the future of nature and how to get there. We believe being optimistic doesn’t mean underestimating the very serious challenges faced in conservation. Rather, optimism uses the power of hope to provide motivation for meaningful action.