Conservation

Making history: Conservation in the Congo Basin with Bihini Won wa Musiti Jean

When Bihini Won wa Musiti Jean began working in forest conservation in the Congo Basin back in 1982, in Central and Western African regions the idea of conserving nature was still that to preserve wildlife, people had to be kept out of natural areas. This approach has often caused more problems than it has [...]

By , |2022-12-01T18:47:26+00:00December 1st, 2022|Alternative Livelihoods, Congo Basin, Conservation, Indigenous Peoples, Interviews, Protected Areas|Comments Off on Making history: Conservation in the Congo Basin with Bihini Won wa Musiti Jean

Rethinking African conservation funding

“The most important things in the world that need doing cannot be done by large organizations. They will be done by many, sometimes hundreds, sometimes even thousands of smaller groups.” So said Andrew Steer, CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund, when the new fund made a pledge to spend $10 billon to tackle climate change. [...]

By |2022-08-02T15:53:29+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Approach, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Rethinking African conservation funding

A job in the environment sector? I never thought of it until now…

In March 2022, Reefah Chowdhury began working with us as part of the Race for Nature's Recovery (R4NR) programme. She joined Synchronicity Earth with a background in law to hone her communication abilities and gain knowledge of the environment sector. In this blog, she describes her experience being part of the RNR programme, and [...]

By |2022-12-06T15:10:43+00:00July 25th, 2022|Conservation, Inclusion, Jobs, Our Team, Placement, Synchronicity, Youth|Comments Off on A job in the environment sector? I never thought of it until now…

Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

With a wave of new pledges of large grants to environmental organisations, as funders, we need to reflect on how our philanthropy can be improved. Building trust between donors and grantees plus reshaping the donor community so it can better support the organisations working on the ground are the foundations of a philosophy and [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:35:48+00:00May 5th, 2022|Approach, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

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 S