SPUN – Society for the Protection of Underground Networks

We protect unique underground ecosystems in the face of rapid environmental change

Beneath our feet, fungi complex underground networks of that regulate the earth’s climate and ecosystems. These hidden networks power the world’s soil, and act as a huge sink for atmospheric carbon. But these biomes are being rapidly destroyed: fires, pollutions, deforestation are killing the networks that have been on earth for hundreds of millions of years.

SPUN unites scientists, business leaders and activists to preserve underground networks. The underground houses one of the most diverse, yet vastly neglected, microbial communities on Earth. Our aim is to map underground biomes – in the same way scientists are mapping oceans or space, and drive innovation to utilize the underground as a climate solution.