Going where the need for conservation is greatest
The heart of our approach lies in identifying ecologically important places, ecosystems and species, globally, that are threatened or face emerging threats, but are largely overlooked or poorly served by conservation funding and effort. Our goal is to build networks of support and funding for the people and organisations working to conserve these places and species.
While conservation funds and action are often directed towards iconic regions and charismatic species, our focus is on the gaps inbetween: a highly biodiverse region that receives little conservation attention; species that few people know or care about, but which are no less important; a vulnerable yet vital ecosystem that remains out of sight, out of mind to all but a few.
“Today’s problems are not simple single issues with obvious solutions, they are complex interwoven challenges that need connected thinking if we are to address them adequately. Synchronicity Earth is one of the few organisations taking the broad view, with sufficient ambition in scope and purpose to really make a difference.”
Dr Jerome Lewis, Lecturer in Social Anthropology, UCL Anthropology, University College London
Our conservation Programmes are the result of extensive research, analysis and funding. They are targeted at areas of significant need and they bring together a multi-faceted approach to challenges.
Through our Programmes, we seek to provide long-term support to organisations undertaking a range of activities to address challenges. We believe it is important to pool donor funds to coordinate funding, monitoring and impact reporting, reducing the load on organisations and bringing donors together to achieve impact at scale.
We connect organisations within our programmes, sharing learning and assisting them to build capacity.
If you support a Programme with a donation, all your funding goes to that Programme. We do not deduct management charges.
We work with a wide range of organisations, from small, local NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, to well-known international conservation charities and organisations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Our aim is to build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships to increase conservation capacity for overlooked and underfunded species and ecosystems.
Funding effective conservation shouldn’t be a challenge – not for the conservationist, and not for the donor. The good news is, conservation works, and there is excellent work worthy of our support. The not so good news – to have significant impact, we need to do much more.
Synchronicity Earth is creating new models for generating long-term strategic support for our partners. Smart giving, made simpler.
Stories from the field, interviews with our advisors and allies and deeper thinking.