a green/grey zebra infront of a green circle

Congo Basin


Synchronicity Earth aims to empower civil society to resist and reduce threats to ecosystems and biodiversity from destructive developments. As an urgent priority, we provide critical support to organisations challenging destructive land grabs for industrial agriculture, mining, logging and hydropower in landscapes of high ecological integrity.

As extractive companies and their staff move into new forest areas, social norms, such as taboos against hunting of particular species, can be degraded and existing hunting pressures and demand for other forest products exacerbated, thus presenting serious threats to forest species, such as apes, antelopes, pangolins and certain species of birds, reptiles, and even amphibians.

Image: Ollivier Girard/CIFOR (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Our programme aims to resist and reduce threats to forest ecosystems by: