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 “wildlife”

  • 2016

    By Lucilla Partridge In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Lucilla Partridge who is giving her own perspective. Happy New Year! I can’t believe that we have finally made it to 2016. This year we look forward to so many wonderful events like The Olympics in Brazil and…

  • Bad but good

    By Lucilla Partridge In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Lucilla Partridge who is giving her own perspective. Summer is on the way, and in magazines and newspaper articles, many things have caught my eye. I’ve realised that with each bad thing happening in the world, good things…

  • Campaigns

    Previous Campaigns This is Now As part of our Biophilia campaign, we worked with Louis Masai to create This is Now, a mural art series around London featuring 10 UK species that are either extinct, threatened, or non-native. Its aim was to bring awareness of the extinction crisis home: what little wildlife we still have in the UK may soon…

  • Spring 2015 Newsletter

    In November last year we turned 5 and as we approached that milesone we had a very busy 2014. We continued to support our excellent partners throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, Micronesia and Melanesia and developed a new portfolio theme, focusing on regeneration. We also hosted a glorious Biophilia Ball to mark both our fifth birthday and 50 years of The IUCN Red List…

  • Power of photographs

    By Lucilla Partridge In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Lucilla Partridge who is giving her own perspective. Hi! This month, I wanted to talk about so much how you can help others be aware through many ways. Over the past few weeks, my Dad has been in…

  • Three years at Synchronicity Earth – So why’s it so unique?

    Having always worked in the charity sector (in wildlife conservation and related fields), I was surprised to discover a completely different type of organisation – Synchronicity Earth – when I joined just over three years ago. We are a charity with a difference: we are trying to increase the number of people giving to environmental causes. Rather than compete with…

  • World Parks Congress

    The sixth International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress was held 12-19 November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Almost 6,000 people participated, including conservationists, indigenous and community organisations, academics, policy makers and business leaders. Synchronicity Earth’s Founder – Adam Sweidan – attended along with freshwater and species CRA, Gemma Goodman. Opening Ceremony at World Parks Congress Photo: Wayne…

  • Your Century!

    On 21st November, Synchronicity Earth invited over 100 12 to 18 year olds and their families to an event that marked a milestone in young peoples’ environmental leadership. Your Century! - a multi-workshop and knowledge base experience – gave participants the space to actively explore their relationship to the planet as never before through encounters with environmental activists, spoken word…

  • Human evolution

    By Lucilla Partridge In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Lucilla Partridge who is giving her own perspective. In the beginning, there were just innocent animals and nature. But then we came along: humans. We became smarter and smarter, and as time passed we discovered more. But look…

  • Four Elements Ocean Challenge

    By Olivia Taylor In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Olivia Taylor who is giving her own perspective on Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. The inaugural 2014 Four Elements Ocean Challenge, an open water swim in Durban, South Africa took place in perfect conditions along Durban’s iconic beachfront on Saturday,…

  • Conservation Secrets

    When it is necessary to withhold information for the good of a species? listen to the radio broadcast on the subject here. Monty Don talks about the conservationists dilemma, particularly in relation to rare orchids and rhinos, in this BBC radio programme. Simon Stuart, Chair of the Species Survival Commission for IUCN and Synchronicity Earth Advisor, talks about rhinos. He…

  • Shark Trust Fred

    Location: Europe The Shark Trust’s No Limits? campaign aims to end uncontrolled shark fishing in the Atlantic. The Shark Trust is the leading UK-based charity that works globally to safeguard the future of sharks through positive change. The No Limits? campaign was launched in 2014, aiming to mobilise public support for the establishment of science-based catch limits on European vessels fishing for commercially exploited…

  • Disappearing Nature: Artists Supporting Life on Earth, Gallery 8, St James’s

    By Chloe Courtauld As part of a programme of events throughout the year marking the IUCN’s 50th anniversary of the Red List, Synchronicity Earth, in partnership with Invisible Dust, an art and science organisation exploring the environment, co-hosted an art exhibition at the end of April at Gallery 8, St James’s entitled “Disappearing Nature”.  The week long exhibition, curated by…

  • Western Australia shark cull

    By Emily Miles In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Emily Miles who is giving her own perspective on shark culling.  On 26th January 2014, the Western Australian Government began a controversial shark-culling pilot programme. On 8th April, an application for a three-year extension was submitted to the…

  • Project update!

    Please check out the latest news from our freshwater partner, the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT). Since Synchronicity Earth started supporting WWT's Madagascan pochard project in 2012, the programme has come a very long way! Synchronicity Earth is proud to be funding WWT for the third time and for more information on the project please see here.  Madagascar Pochard at Lake Bemanevika…

  • UN World Wildlife Day

    As synchronicity would have it Adam and I had the good fortune to be at the United Nations for the launch of World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2014. Listening to the different speakers, it seems like the crisis in wildlife trade is the nexus for people realising the inter-connectivity between conservation, development, political stability and human well-being. Building on…

  • World Wildlife Day

    Today marks the first ever World Wildlife Day, and is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora, as well as to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people and planet. World Wildlife Day was proclaimed by the United Nations during the 68th session of the General Assembly…

  • Stopping illegal wildlife trade

    Last week I attended a two-day symposium on Wildlife Trafficking in London. The symposium was initiated by United For Wildlife – a flagship project of The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – which brings seven of the world’s largest wildlife NGOs into an unprecedented collaboration. The symposium attracted many concerned conservationists and NGO…

  • United for Wildlife

    This week, Adam and Jessica Sweidan - Synchronicity Earth's trustees attended the United for Wildlife Symposium with Gemma Goodman, our Species portfolio lead. The symposium showcased initiatives to counter wildlife trafficking. The conference was followed by a heads of state meeting which aimed to get  high-level political commitment to tackle the illegal trade of several species, including rhinos, elephants and…

  • Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Excellency Awards

    By Olivia Taylor In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Olivia Taylor who is giving her own perspective on Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. The Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Excellency Awards for 2013 was held at the end of November in Durban, South Africa. I was really honoured to have been awarded…

  • Oceans Initiative

    Following on from our blog that introduced our latest partners and projects, we are pleased to provide details about one of our most recently funded ocean projects. Synchronicity Earth is supporting Oceans Initiative to develop a cost-effective and scalable tool to estimate marine mammal abundance, helping to reduce the threat from fisheries bycatch. Click here to find out more about…

  • Knowing when to leave a party…

    Come rain or shine, festivals are a mainstay of the British summer. There are so many that people of all persuasions can find one that suits – that is, if they are not put off by the idea of tents and portable latrines. True, there is a ‘hippy’ vibe to many festivals, but the majority of people who attend are…

  • Risk of Extinction for the World’s Reptiles

    A study has been carried out estimating, for the first time, the global extinction risk of reptiles by using a short-cut method by sampling 1,500 species (16% of all known reptile species). This study included lizards, snakes, turtles/ tortoises, amphisbaenians (“worm lizards”) and crocodiles.   While, overall reptiles are less threatened than amphibians (the most highly threatened group), they are…

  • Why Conservation?

    By Quinton Paul Josop My name is Quinton Paul Josop.  I'm currently in my second year studying advanced nature guiding and conservation in northern KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. I have a keen interest in the natural world, especially birds, trees, mammals, insects, flowers and the marine environment. I'm also inspired by people that promote conservation and see why it is…

  • Capturing Photos, Hearts and Minds in Haiti

    By Robin Moore  The Co-Founder and Creative Director of Frame of Mind, as well as a powerful voice in amphibian conservation and a skilled wildlife photographer. Few places reflect the mirrored fortunes of the environment and people as poignantly as Haiti, where thin topsoil washes into the ocean in dirty red plumes from hillsides once cloaked in verdant forest. But…

  • 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…