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New housing in Sussex threatens Nightingales

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There are plans for up to 10,000 new houses to be built as part of a new development close to the Sussex village of […]


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Is it a bird or a plane? No, it’s a bat

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With cartilage shaped like an ‘S’ supporting its wing membrane, it could be mistaken for a visitor from Krypton. But it’s been found happily […]


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Struggling Hill farmers

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Cumbrian hill farmers and environmental agencies have conflicting demands on England’s largest National Park. Hill farmers are facing falls in income, a lack of […]


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Families find kites are rubbish

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More than 70 parents and children discovered that kite-making is a load of rubbish when they took part in a recent two-day A Rocha […]


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Sense of wonder under threat

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dragonflies spread 3Spiritual as well as physical damage is being done by our disconnection from nature. That’s the main message of the latest edition of A Rocha UK’s magazine ‘Root & Branch’ – which lands on supporters’ doormats soon.

In his column for the publication, Conservation Director Andy Lester explains how people have told him they miss ‘a sense of awe and wonder’ about the natural world. ‘There’s something deeply spiritual about our connection to nature,’ writes Andy, ‘and we’re losing that connection at a very rapid rate.’

Editor Jean Morgan warns of ‘the relentless pursuit of “progress”‘. She points out, ‘That loss in the natural world causes the loss of something within ourselves as well.’ In her introduction, she unpacks the journal’s theme – and how it’s reflected in such articles as an interview with celebrated birder, author and journalist Dominic Couzens and a highly colourful spread on dragonflies.


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