• Your legacy can help nature
    October 26, 2017

    Your love of God’s earth can live on – by remembering us in your will. And we’ve produced a resource to guide you through the essential steps.

    The leaflet Create A Legacy explains how a will is an opportunity to provide for the people and causes you care most about. And it shows how you can help give nature a future in your will.


    ‘Leaving a gift in your will to A Rocha UK is a wonderful way to ensure that your faith, love and passion for nature lives on,’ says Create A Legacy. ‘Making a will means you can feel secure knowing your wishes will be carried out. Your will can be a lasting act of love.’

    A Rocha UK is unable to offer legal or financial advice, so information is offered on where to get that help for making a ... Read more...

  • Foxearth Meadows scoops special site status
    October 26, 2017

    It’s a pleasant cycle ride to ‘a tranquil haven’. Visit our nature reserve Foxearth Meadows – and leave your bike safely locked up – while you tour what is now officially one of the most valuable wildlife areas in Essex.

    Foxearth Meadows has been recognised as a Local Wildlife Site. The 11-acre reserve also boasts the recent installation of galvanised steel cycle racks to encourage more bike riders to visit. ‘The designation is recognition of the significant conservation interest Foxearth Meadows holds and acknowledges that the site is of county significance,’ said Local Wildlife Sites Officer for Essex Wildlife Trust John More.


  • Prehistoric poo to woo pupils
    October 26, 2017

    Dinosaur dung is among the latest additions to our exciting environmental education programme that’s been reaching out to hundreds of children across West London schools.


    Geologist Ian Graham has kindly loaned us the fossilised prehistoric poo specially for the occasion, to boost the new topics that have been created for our latest lessons. Subjects range from the biological – habitats, classifying animals, lifecycles of insects and plants – to the geological – rocks, fossils and soils.

    In addition, following on from last year’s popular ‘Bear Hunt’, we’re introducing a new activity called ‘Bear Hunt Adventure’ field work. We’ll go around the circuit as before, but looking at the animals and plants in those location habitats.

    We’ve been running a whole school science programme of study with Hayes-based Guru Nanak Sikh Academy from September until November. The academy is located near Minet, the former ... Read more...

  • Appeal: Help us show that Christians care for God’s earth
    October 26, 2017

    Massive changes mean massive opportunities. As Britain prepares to leave the EU, critical policies may challenge UK nature. If we can show that our projects work and people support them, we can make a difference. So we’re asking for your help.

    It’s vital that we unite communities to care for their environment. It’s vital that Christians lead the way, as a core expression of faith. It’s our hope that A Rocha UK will become their place of inspiration and provision for that work.


  • Comment: Bugs aren’t so snug
    October 26, 2017

    There is a crisis. A report this month, which featured in the national press, revealed the shocking statistic that German nature reserves have seen a 75 per cent reduction in the biomass of flying insects in the last three decades.


    It may be hard to imagine if you’ve found yourself in the middle of a cloud of midges in Scotland. But, anecdotally, we understand that similar things are happening here in the UK.

    This is a catastrophe.

    Even those of us who love nature aren’t always excited by creepy-crawlies. Mosquitos and funnel-web spiders don’t usually make it on to our ‘favourite creatures’ lists. But without the myriad species that make up the insect world, many of our ecosystems would collapse.


    Insects often inhabit the bottom end of the food chain, meaning much larger creatures ultimately rely on them for survival. The wildlife that ... Read more...

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