Ocean

Reflections from the United Nations Ocean Conference

Anna Heath (left) with Camille Rivera from Oceanus Conservation. How to scale up action for the ocean? This was the focus of the 2022 United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference, which opened in Lisbon, Portugal, on 27 June. Our Programme and Partner Manager, Anna Heath, went along to support our partners and add [...]

By |2022-07-13T08:56:11+00:00July 13th, 2022|Deep-sea mining, Fisheries, Marine, Ocean, Oceans|Comments Off on Reflections from the United Nations Ocean Conference

The new and improved Ocean Programme sets sail

Our High and Deep Seas Programme has been focused on these two overlooked areas of marine conservation for seven years. Building on its success, this programme has now been redeveloped into a broader Ocean Programme, expanding into new areas of critical but underfunded marine conservation. Programme and Partner Manager Anna Heath describes this exciting [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:35:38+00:00June 8th, 2022|Fish, Fisheries, Marine, Ocean, Oceans|Comments Off on The new and improved Ocean Programme sets sail

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

Funding destruction: we need to talk about fisheries subsidies

Fishing for human consumption is thought to be the biggest driver of biodiversity loss in our oceans, according to the recent Living Planet Report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Seafood is an important part of the diet of more than 3 billion people, and fisheries and aquaculture [...]

By |2020-10-22T11:05:13+00:00October 20th, 2020|Fish, Fisheries, Food, Ocean, Oceans|Comments Off on Funding destruction: we need to talk about fisheries subsidies

The last, great wilderness

An Interview with Dr Helen Scales Dr Helen Scales is a writer, marine biologist and broadcaster. She is currently writing a book on Earth’s ‘final frontier’: the deep ocean. From a young age, Helen has been a passionate nature-lover and she fell hopelessly in love with the ocean after seeing it for the first [...]

By |2020-01-15T14:41:53+00:00January 15th, 2020|Biodiversity, Fisheries, Interviews, Ocean, Oceans|Comments Off on The last, great wilderness

“The ocean is bearing the brunt of the climate crisis” says open letter to UK leaders urging ocean protection

In response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, Synchronicity Earth has added its signature to an open letter addressed to UK leadership urging rapid action for ocean protection. Four actions for oceans The letter, which was supported [...]

By |2021-10-13T11:17:03+00:00September 25th, 2019|Climate, Deep-sea mining, Fisheries, Ocean, Policy, Protected Areas|Comments Off on “The ocean is bearing the brunt of the climate crisis” says open letter to UK leaders urging ocean protection