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1 April 2015
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Easter eggs under threat

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easter eggs under threatEaster eggs are under threat. We need to protect them now – along with the people who make them. That’s the season’s message from A Rocha UK and its friends in the Climate Coalition.

In a timely blog that features an entertaining video (pictured), they have issued the warning that climate change is reducing the areas suitable for growing cocoa – the basis for chocolate.

But chocolate lovers can protect their treat by joining the Climate Coalition and demanding that world leaders respond to the challenge. Concerned consumers are being called to a day of action on 17th June – when A Rocha UK will also help run two ecumenical services as part of the programme.

People across the planet eat a staggering seven million tonnes of chocolate every year. But the pressure is on the land – and the people who farm it – say campaigners. John Mason of the Nature Conservation Research Council in Ghana, predicted in 2010 that ‘in 20 years chocolate will be like caviar’. It would become so expensive, ‘the average Joe just won’t be able to afford it’.


4 March 2015
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Zero carbon hub hosts Canterbury talks

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England’s oldest diocese used one of Europe’s newest venues to explore the ‘greening’ of Canterbury churches with A Rocha UK and Tearfund. Nearly 40 […]


4 March 2015
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New holiday offers ‘seal’ of approval

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Swimming with seals is just one of the unusual activities being offered on a unique new holiday pioneered by A Rocha UK this spring. […]


4 March 2015
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Adventure charity joins A Rocha UK

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Outdoor pursuits charity Adventure Plus have joined A Rocha UK’s growing network of Partners In Action. A Rocha UK are helping to put conservation […]


4 March 2015
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Birds – some good news, and some bad

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Conservation efforts have often focussed on protecting rare species that are most at threat of extinction with less attention given to the more common […]


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