Captive Breeding

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?

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

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

Lockdown lifeline for amorous endangered species

As cities on the island of Negros went into lockdown, cars came off the roads, people stayed in their homes, and the endangered species living in the Kabankalan and Negros Forest Park breeding centres started to breed. In the newly calm and quiet surroundings, even the most challenging species have had breeding success, which [...]

By |2020-07-22T15:07:12+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Asian Species, Captive Breeding, Conservation Optimism|Comments Off on Lockdown lifeline for amorous endangered species

Every heron counts: an international effort to save one bird

When it is estimated that only 60 of a species still exist in the wild, every single individual is important. Gemma Goodman and Anna Heath from our Research Team describe a recent rescue operation run by our White-bellied Heron network to save one bird. On November 11 in the Gengga [...]

By |2019-12-12T10:34:47+00:00December 11th, 2019|Asian Species, Biodiversity, Captive Breeding, Conservation, White-bellied Heron|Comments Off on Every heron counts: an international effort to save one bird

A crocodile success story (in pictures)

The Philippine Crocodile is one of the rarest and most endangered crocodiles in the world. Once found throughout the Philippines, in 2001 there were only 12 known individuals left in the wild due to habitat loss, pollution and overfishing. However, local people have pulled together to support a strong comeback for their crocodiles, and [...]