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Lichen walks – and other wildlife wonders

Why not invite your local natural history society to show you the wildlife in your churchyard?

Boy pointing to lichenLook a lichen!

Judith Allinson enjoys showing people, especially children,plants and animals and lichens on their doorstep in her home town and surrounding villages.

Wild plants beside the churchyard wall

Last year Giggleswick village primary school “After School Church Club”

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Saving Wildlife and Biodiversity – 60% decline in world wildlife over last 40 years – populations of wild animals (vertebrates)

Today 30 Oct 2018 WWF announced (read the report)


Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined by 60% between 1970 and 2014, the most recent year with available data.


The Earth is estimated to have lost about half of its shallow water corals in the past 30 years.

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Saving Wildlife

GC’s New Biodiversity  Leaflet

Threats to Wildlife  + How can we help?   Quotes + Why does ‘Saving wildlife’ matter to Christians? 

Display the leaflet  alongside secular conservation leaflets of your choice produced by WWF, FOE, RSPB, your local Wildlife Trust etc.

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A message from Martha – The extinction of the passenger pigeon and its message for today book review

by Mark Avery.  Bloomsbury 304 pp rrp £16.99

Book review by Revd Peter Grimwood

 Mark Avery knows about birds having worked for the RSPB for twenty five years. This is his first book but I hope it’s the first of many.

“Martha” was the last passenger pigeon on earth.

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Have fun taking part in Church Wildlife Survey

Take part in this simple CEL churchyard wildlife survey! Encourage groups at your church to get inovlved

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Press Release: Record your churchyard wildlife

11 March 2013
for immediate release


Christian Ecology Link is using the occasion of its Annual Conference in Leeds on 16 March for the UK launch of a Europe-wide Churchyard Wildlife Survey.

You and church groups are invited to complete a simple questionnaire, 

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Biodiversity Working Group at ECEN statement and useful questionnaire

The ECEN Working Group on Biodiversity and Nature Protection had three 1.5 hour workshops in which to 

  1.  Share presentations (see end of this post)
  2.  Write a report, and recommendations to the whole Assembly (report shown immediately below) 
  3.  Plan future work.

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CEL 100 Churches Rainforest Fund

glade in tropical forest
CEL Rainforest Fund – 100 Churches

CEL is seeking 100 churches to raise £100 each
for habitat conservation projects   –    Could your church help?

  1. The need to save habitats
  2. Why your church should take part
  3. Which habitats?

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