• Comment: Hang on to hope

    New Year offers new hope. We abandon unwelcome aspects of the past and grasp new opportunities to do better in the year ahead. CEO Andy Atkins sees three opportunities for the UK to do better for natural environment in 2017.

    First, on nature. The Government will publish its 25-year plan for nature. We need it to be good. UK nature is in deep trouble, according to the 2016 State Of Nature report by charities – which included A Rocha UK (pictured is the report presented by David Attenborough. Photo: RSPB). More than one in ten of 8,000 species studied could disappear from these shores. We urgently need a strong plan to reverse this, led by Government, supported by the public. That would bring hope to supporters of conservation charities.

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Eco Church enjoys Manx welcome

Manx Christians have welcomed Eco Church to their island – after A Rocha UK ran a series of meetings and interviews there. Churches And Theology Director Dr Ruth Valerio spearheaded a packed programme of media interviews and speaking engagements to launch A Rocha UK’s Eco Church award scheme on the Isle of Man. Many churches were surprised to find they were already on the right path – with some naturally qualifying for an Eco Church award. Dr Valerio visited the Isle of Man on the first weekend of the First Sunday of Advent. Christian Aid IoM helped her run the Eco Church launch programme.

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