Synchronicity Earth

Synchronicity Earth is a charitable foundation with an ambitious vision: a sustainable planet that values the interconnectivity and interdependence of all living things.

Pages tagged with “habitat”

  • Solving the mystery of the disappearing Yangtze Finless porpoise

    The Yangtze finless porpoise is a critically endangered subspecies of cetacean found only in the Yangtze river, China. Over the past two decades their population is believed to have dropped dramatically, but data are so sparse it is impossible to determine the extent or causes of this crash. Finless porpoise by Clare Shenstone   The Yangtze finless porpoise is now…

  • When species lose their natural home

    “The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.”                                         …

  • Mangroves

    This is the first in our series of Spotlight features focusing on a specific ecosystem or habitat, looking at what makes it unique and worth protecting. We will highlight the work of some of the conservation projects and people working hard to protect and/or restore these places for their diversity of species and intrinsic value, as well as their value to…

  • A landmark victory for the deep seas

    These are challenging times for the EU, but amidst all the uncertainty, there was cause for celebration last week for ocean lovers across Europe. The European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the EU finally reached agreement to implement new regulations on deep sea bottom trawling in the Northeast Atlantic. After many years of campaigning, Synchronicity Earth project partners Bloom Association…

  • A conversation with Dr Sylvia Earle and Dr Heather Koldewey

    Last Wednesday Synchronicity Earth and Project Ocean joined forces to host a lunch at Selfridges for members of the Environmental Funders Network (EFN), featuring a conversation between Sylvia Earle and Heather Koldewey. Sylvia Earle is regarded as a legend in the marine world with Time Magazine naming her their first ‘Hero for the Planet’. Sylvia was chief scientist at the…

  • The overwhelming economic case for protecting our seas

    By Alasdair Harris In the spirit of engaging with our partners please see below a blog by Alasdair Harris. Alasdair is the Research Director of Blue Ventures, one of our partners within our oceans portfolio.  Easter weekend saw the end of the UK government’s 3-month public consultation on the designation of new marine conservation areas around the coasts of England and…

  • Species

    The protection of all species is the fundamental measure of conservation success and a test of our ability to halt and reverse man-made environmental problems. All species play a part in the functioning of healthy ecosystems, which in turn affect the wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. Maintaining biodiversity – a high number and variety of species – is key to…

  • Oceans

    Oceans make up our biggest ecosystem, covering over 70 per cent of our planet. They provide many millions of people with food and livelihoods, buffer coastal communities against storms and the impacts of climate change, and produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere. The seas are also home to a huge array of life, from deep-diving giants…