Welcome – Australia!

1st April 2016

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The continent-island of Australia exhibits great natural contrasts: its distinctive deserts are complemented by rainforests and coral reefs; frequent droughts are interrupted by severe floods.

Australia boasts extensive wilderness areas but, despite a low density of human inhabitants, it suffers from widespread landscape degradation. Agriculture, urbanisation and mining have brought water shortages, salinity, feral animals, weeds and deep scars, while many remnant ecosystems and endemic species have declined or been lost.

In Australia, A Rocha was established in 2015, after more than a decade of patient development. It will support nature conservation projects that are managed by local members and associates. Several potential projects focus on revegetation, threatened species and community education and engagement.

The directors and members of A Rocha Australia—spread over five States—are finalising how this new organisation will seek to build momentum for caring for God’s creation in this country.

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