People and Wildlife

Champions of the Endangered

On June 2022, Synchronicity Earth and the Ellen Fund invited friends, partners, and beyond to share stories which celebrate conservationists doing inspiring work to protect threatened species and ecosystems as part of the #ChampionsOfTheEndangered campaign. Organisations and individuals joined in from all around the world, sharing the stories of over 100 Champions of the Endangered. [...]

The home of a frog orchestra

An Interview with Dr Caleb Ofori-Boateng, Founder of Herp Conservation Ghana Dr Caleb Ofori-Boateng was the first formally trained herpetologist in Ghana, and has become a global champion for Ghana’s biodiversity, particularly its unique and threatened amphibians. He is the founder of Herp Conservation Ghana, the latest partner in our Amphibian Programme, and has [...]

By |2022-06-27T15:10:03+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Amphibians, Conservation, Conservation Optimism, Forests, Herp Conservation Ghana, Interviews, People and Wildlife|Comments Off on The home of a frog orchestra

A driving force for ocean conservation

An Interview with Dr Amanda Vincent, winner of the Indianapolis Prize, 2020 Dr Amanda Vincent has been a driving force for ocean conservation for more than three decades, anchored in her speciality of seahorses. She was the first person to study these extraordinary animals underwater and in 1996 she co-founded Project Seahorse, a conservation [...]

By |2020-07-29T15:07:45+00:00July 29th, 2020|Conservation, Fisheries, Interviews, Oceans, People and Wildlife, Southeast Asia|Comments Off on A driving force for ocean conservation

Turning a lens on community-based conservation

Chris Scarffe is an environmental filmmaker who has been lucky enough to work in some of Earth’s most unique and diverse locations, both on land and underwater. In 2019, Synchronicity Earth worked with Chris to produce a film to celebrate our tenth anniversary and showcase the brilliant work being done by some of the [...]

By |2020-04-02T10:07:25+00:00March 4th, 2020|Asian Species, Conservation, Films, Interviews, People and Wildlife, Photography, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa|Comments Off on Turning a lens on community-based conservation

Home is where the heart is: the true meaning of community conservation

The Mabuwaya Foundation is a conservation organisation based in Isabela province, in Northern Luzon, the Philippines. The organisation was started to build local protection for the Critically Endangered Philippine crocodile, or “bukarot” as it is known locally. The Philippine crocodile has the unwanted label of being the world’s rarest crocodile, and is only known [...]

By |2019-11-13T10:21:09+00:00November 13th, 2019|Asian Species, Community, People and Wildlife|Comments Off on Home is where the heart is: the true meaning of community conservation

Stepping up for our closest living cousins

Apes are our closest living cousins... In fact, we’re just a pair of chromosomes apart. Actually, we are apes. Humans and non-human apes all evolved from a common ancestor about 14 million years ago – not that long in the grand scheme of things. We are most closely related to