Ocean

Our connection with the ocean

The ocean is intrinsically entwined with our experience of the world, influencing our climate, our air, our food, our energy and more. Yet for many people, particularly those who live away from the coast, what is happening underwater, beyond our shores, feels too far away to contemplate or care about. But re-establishing the vital [...]

By |2022-12-06T13:37:24+00:00December 5th, 2022|Alternative Livelihoods, Community, Fish, Fisheries, Marine, Ocean|Comments Off on Our connection with the 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