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Stories that matter

Stories help us to make sense of the world. In conservation, the stories are often familiar – powerless local communities fighting a losing battle against big corporate greed destroying or stealing their land; yet another species being pushed ever closer to the brink of extinction while we look on, powerless to do anything to stop it; the slightly eccentric field scientist dedicating a life to understanding and conserving one small, mysterious species that most people have never heard of…

We have all these and more. But we also want to bring you stories of success and stories of hope. Conservation really does work, when it’s done well. Change can happen and we want to see more of it.

We draw inspiration from the people we work with – conservationists on the frontline, dedicated researchers, artists, activists, enlightened funders, and many more.

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Rethinking African conservation funding

Rethinking African conservation funding

4 minutes read

“The most important things in the world that need doing cannot be done by large organizations. They will be done by ma (...)

A job in the environment sector? I never thought of it until now…

A job in the environment sector? I never thought of it until now…

6 minutes read

In March 2022, Reefah Chowdhury began working with us as part of the Race for Nature's Recovery (R4NR) programme. She j (...)

On a learning journey to support locally-led conservation

On a learning journey to support locally-led conservation

4 minutes read

Sophie Grange-Chamfray, Synchronicity Earth Knowledge and Learning Manager, reflects on what she has learnt through her (...)

Reflections from the United Nations Ocean Conference

Reflections from the United Nations Ocean Conference

5 minutes read

Anna Heath (left) with Camille Rivera from Oceanus Conservation. How to scale up action for the ocean? This was the foc (...)

What is agroforestry?

What is agroforestry?

6 minutes read

The agroecological systems of farmers, growers, and Indigenous Peoples everywhere have shaped and cared for landscapes f (...)

Champions of the Endangered

Champions of the Endangered

6 minutes read

On June 2022, Synchronicity Earth and the Ellen Fund invited friends, partners, and beyond to share stories which celebr (...)

An interview with Nemonte Nenquimo

An interview with Nemonte Nenquimo

12 minutes read

Nemonte Nenquimo is an Indigenous leader of the Waorani people in the Ecuadorean Amazon province of Pastaza, one of the (...)

The new and improved Ocean Programme sets sail

The new and improved Ocean Programme sets sail

7 minutes read

Our High and Deep Seas Programme has been focused on these two overlooked areas of marine conservation for seven years. (...)

Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

10 minutes read

With a wave of new pledges of large grants to environmental organisations, as funders, we need to reflect on how our phi (...)

The glass slipper of the greenhouse: what is the cost of the orchid trade?

The glass slipper of the greenhouse: what is the cost of the orchid trade?