Tag Archives: A Rocha

Bird Fair

Last weekend we both flew to the UK to attend what is generally called the Bird Fair at Rutland Water. It is formally the British Birdwatching Fair, which makes it sound a bit geeky, but in fact it covers almost … Continue reading

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Tree studies at Courmettes

We have just come back from an extremely busy week up at Les Courmettes. For a number of years A Rocha has been running a program to look at how much carbon is taken out of the atmosphere by trees … Continue reading

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Travels across the Mediterranean

As an update to last week’s blog noted we realised, very shortly after praising Ventimiglia for its pizza, that the town had quietly slipped onto the front page as the focal point for a good deal of human misery. Scores … Continue reading

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A landmark event

Last weekend saw a significant event at Courmettes. As we’ve probably mentioned elsewhere in these blogs, Courmettes was bought for the Protestant church in France in the 1920s. It is pretty much agreed that it never really became the church … Continue reading

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A quick trip to Cyprus

Last week saw Chris’s much anticipated trip to Cyprus so these are some comments from him. There is a major environmental problem in Cyprus to do with migrating birds. Unlike Malta where they are merely shot indiscriminately, there still exists … Continue reading

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Congregating at Courmettes

For us this week was dominated by four days of meetings up at Les Courmettes, with a gathering of many people from A Rocha, including founders Peter and Miranda Harris, and Paul Jeanson, whose vision and determination has driven the … Continue reading

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A new month

September has come to the French Riviera and the world has changed. The children have gone back to school, but more importantly the tourists have vanished. Rather like those times when you have somewhat awkward and demanding guests to stay … Continue reading

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