From Portuguese wetlands to coastal forests of Kenya, A Rocha‚Äôs environmental education programmes are introducing thousands of people, young and old, to the beauty of their surroundings. Through positive and practical encounters with nature we are inspiring communities to take care of our planet.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1136041)
Since time immemorial, the activities of humans have been taking an enormous toll on our planet. Whether out of ignorance, apathy or greed, we continue to pollute the air, overfish the seas and destroy the forests, driving species to the brink of extinction. But at A Rocha we believe there is hope because we‚Äôre learning to look at the world with new eyes: seeing the world not as a bottomless pool of resources, but as a precious gift to take care of and use wisely.
It was once said, "We care for only what we love. We love only what we know. We truly know only what we experience." That‚Äôs why we believe that getting people to engage directly with the world around them - whether that's holding a frog or planting trees - is fundamental to environmental conservation. By introducing people to the beauty of our world and the challenges it faces, we are encouraging people to develop a deeper appreciation of nature and how to help take care of it.
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