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Stories help us to make sense of the world. In conservation, the stories are often familiar – powerless local communities fighting a losing battle against big corporate greed destroying or stealing their land; yet another species being pushed ever closer to the brink of extinction while we look on, powerless to do anything to stop it; the slightly eccentric field scientist dedicating a life to understanding and conserving one small, mysterious species that most people have never heard of…

We have all these and more. But we also want to bring you stories of success and stories of hope. Conservation really does work, when it’s done well. Change can happen and we want to see more of it.

We draw inspiration from the people we work with – conservationists on the frontline, dedicated researchers, artists, activists, enlightened funders, and many more.

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Champions of the Endangered

Champions of the Endangered

5 minutes read

Synchronicity Earth and the Ellen Fund would like to invite you to share stories which celebrate conservationists doing (...)

An interview with Nemonte Nenquimo

An interview with Nemonte Nenquimo

12 minutes read

Nemonte Nenquimo is an Indigenous leader of the Waorani people in the Ecuadorean Amazon province of Pastaza, one of the (...)

The new and improved Ocean Programme sets sail

The new and improved Ocean Programme sets sail

7 minutes read

Our High and Deep Seas Programme has been focused on these two overlooked areas of marine conservation for seven years. (...)

Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

10 minutes read

With a wave of new pledges of large grants to environmental organisations, as funders, we need to reflect on how our phi (...)

The glass slipper of the greenhouse: what is the cost of the orchid trade?

The glass slipper of the greenhouse: what is the cost of the orchid trade?

8 minutes read

The protection of endangered plants is often overlooked in the world of conservation. But not only is the conservation (...)

Not forgotten any longer: the Gigantes forest frog

Not forgotten any longer: the Gigantes forest frog

6 minutes read

Pria Ghosh introduces one of our Amphibian Programme partners: Project Palaka, the first amphibian conservation programm (...)

Painting a new future for a Critically Endangered terrapin

Painting a new future for a Critically Endangered terrapin

6 minutes read

SatuCita Foundation is one of the newest partners in Synchronicity Earth’s Asian Species Programme with a particular (...)

Four conservation stories from 2021 to make you smile

Four conservation stories from 2021 to make you smile

5 minutes read

2021 has presented many challenges for conservation, with COVID-19 continuing to prevent safe engagement with communitie (...)

An overlooked ecosystem: seagrass meadows

An overlooked ecosystem: seagrass meadows

5 minutes read

When we think about important habitats, we often imagine a coral reef, a tropical rainforest or maybe the African savan (...)

In search of secret wildlife Part IV: The ocean depths

In search of secret wildlife Part IV: The ocean depths

8 minutes read

Continuing our ‘In search of secret wildlife’ series, Nina Seale dives into the mysteries surrounding marine ecolog (...)

My World Conservation Congress was in Kinshasa

My World Conservation Congress was in Kinshasa

11 minutes read

Cliquez ici pour lire cet article en français. Merline Touko Tchoko, Cameroonian communications expert and Synchronici (...)