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3 September 2015
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Call for new fundraiser

3 September 2015, Comments Comments Off on Call for new fundraiser

Turning dreams into reality is usually the work of a fairy godmother. A Rocha UK has found if you don’t have one of those, […]

30 July 2015
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Dragonflies are booming at Foxearth

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A Rocha UK’s 12-acre nature reserve Foxearth is teeming with a rich variety of dragonflies and damselflies, recent surveys have confirmed. Trustee David Chandler […]

29 July 2015
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Search is underway for ‘strategic leader’

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steve hughes newSaving the planet sounds like a job for Superman. But if you’re not faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, why not lead A Rocha UK instead?

The West London-based Christian conservation charity – which seeks to restore the natural world through projects and people – is searching for a new Chief Executive Officer to take it to even greater heights.


The organisation’s previous CEO Mairi Johnstone left the post in February. Chair of trustees Steve Hughes (pictured) stepped back into the role to give his colleagues chance to reflect on the requirements for a new leader.

Having spent time planning the way ahead, the trustees are now actively seeking a new CEO. ‘We’re looking for a strategic leader who’s passionate about caring for God’s creation,’ said Steve Hughes.

29 July 2015
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A Rocha UK to help spirits soar at Birdfair

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Helping spirits soar at this year’s Birdfair – ‘the birdwatcher’s Glastonbury’ – are Christian conservationists from both A Rocha UK and A Rocha International. […]

9 July 2015
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Churches urged to lead green revolution

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A Rocha UK Conservation Director Andy LesterChurches should take the lead in the green energy revolution, since the Government has now abandoned that cause. That’s the call from Christian conservation charity A Rocha UK – who say they are ‘dismayed’ with the July budget.

Chancellor George Osborne’s statement wiped out subsidies for offshore wind farms, blocked low carbon power projects, increased road tax on eco-friendly cars and ended investment schemes in renewable energy. That was in addition to the recently announced sale of shares in the Green Investment Bank.

Reeling from the shock of such decisions, A Rocha UK is encouraging churches to continue to take a lead in promoting alternative energy. ‘Churches and communities can still invest in renewables, disinvest in fossil fuels and persuade their MPs to take a strong line on climate,’ said Conservation Director Andy Lester (pictured).

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