Asian Species

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

The protection of endangered plants is often overlooked in the world of conservation. But not only is the conservation of plant species vital for overall ecosystem survival, there are also specific threats facing plant species which need to be tackled and protecting them is a far more fascinating endeavour than you might expect. Anna [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:36:02+00:00May 5th, 2022|Asian Species, Captive Breeding, Orchid Specialist Group, Plants, Southeast Asia|Comments Off on The glass slipper of the greenhouse: what is the cost of the orchid trade?

Not forgotten any longer: the Gigantes forest frog

Pria Ghosh introduces one of our Amphibian Programme partners: Project Palaka, the first amphibian conservation programme using captive breeding in the Philippines. On a group of remote islands of the Philippines, amid growing tourism, white-sand beaches, and dramatic limestone caves, a small brown frog has been quietly slipping away. The [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:36:09+00:00March 29th, 2022|Amphibians, Asian Species, Conservation, Endemic species, Project Palaka|Comments Off on Not forgotten any longer: the Gigantes forest frog

Painting a new future for a Critically Endangered terrapin

SatuCita Foundation is one of the newest partners in Synchronicity Earth’s Asian Species Programme with a particular focus on one Critically Endangered species: the painted terrapin. Anna Heath writes about the mission of a young Sumatran conservationist to save a remarkable freshwater turtle from extinction. “Someone must do something to help [...]

By |2022-09-26T13:21:58+00:00December 20th, 2021|Asian Species, Captive Breeding, Conservation Optimism, Southeast Asia|Comments Off on Painting a new future for a Critically Endangered terrapin

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 |2022-08-17T13:54:21+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 II: The saola

Continuing our ‘In search of secret wildlife’ series, following our blogpost on lost fishes, Nina Seale tells the story of a search to find one of Earth’s rarest large mammals, and how conservation can take action to bring individual species back from the brink of extinction. In our previous blogpost, [...]

By |2021-10-13T11:25:37+00:00July 8th, 2021|Asian Species, Captive Breeding, Conservation Optimism, In search of secret wildlife, Southeast Asia|Comments Off on In search of secret wildlife Part II: The saola

A new chapter for Dr Simon Stuart

Dr Simon Stuart, our Director of Strategic Conservation, will step into a new role as Executive Director of A Rocha International from December 2020, but remains in a part-time role at Synchronicity Earth as Chief Scientific Adviser. Synchronicity Earth’s relationship with Dr Simon Stuart has been long and fruitful: as [...]

By |2021-03-12T13:33:22+00:00August 13th, 2020