Interviews

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

What is agroforestry?

The agroecological systems of farmers, growers, and Indigenous Peoples everywhere have shaped and cared for landscapes for millennia. Ecosystems that we may perceive as pristine wildernesses are in fact culturally rich, productive, and carefully managed landscapes which have supported both people and wildlife since time immemorial thanks to the stewardship of those living there. [...]

By |2022-07-12T15:36:23+00:00July 11th, 2022|Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Indigenous Peoples, Interviews|Comments Off on What is agroforestry?

An interview with Nemonte Nenquimo

Nemonte Nenquimo is an Indigenous leader of the Waorani people in the Ecuadorean Amazon province of Pastaza, one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. Nemonte gained global attention when she led a successful court action to block a proposal for oil exploration and drilling on 500,000 acres of Waorani land. Her tireless and courageous [...]

By , |2022-10-31T14:14:09+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Flourishing Diversity, Indigenous Peoples, Interviews|Comments Off on An interview with Nemonte Nenquimo

Meet Dr Pria Ghosh

Pria Ghosh joined the Synchronicity Earth research team in October 2020. With her expertise in amphibian conservation and particularly in amphibian disease, Pria was well placed to take the lead on our amphibian conservation programme. In this interview, she talks about how she came to work with amphibians, describes her new role at Synchronicity [...]

By |2022-04-28T06:23:21+00:00September 1st, 2021|Amphibians, Conservation, Evidence, Interviews, Partners, Species|Comments Off on Meet Dr Pria Ghosh

An Interview with Miriam Supuma

Miriam Supuma has been working for over ten years with conservation organisations in Papua New Guinea, a country that comprises 1% of the world’s land but around 7% of its biodiversity. Miriam joined Synchronicity Earth in April 2021 to lead its Biocultural Diversity Programme (formerly the Flourishing Diversity Programme), which focuses on the recognition [...]

By , |2022-02-04T11:44:05+00:00August 2nd, 2021|Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Indi