Posts Tagged ‘Conservation’

Group protesting church tree removal want council to bring back heritage tree register

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

The Lumsden Tree Lovers group has been protesting the removal of 130-year-old cypress trees from the Lumsden Presbyterian Church grounds this week. On Monday, a small group of people gathered at the church and chained themselves to one of the trees in protest of a decision to fell the trees, planted in the 1890s, to Read more

The Vatican Gardens are going “green”

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Inspired by Pope Francis’ call to protect the environment, the Vatican will eliminate all chemical pesticides and fertilizers. The head of the Vatican’s extensive gardens has announced an initiative, already underway, to totally eliminate the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Rafael Tornini, head of the Garden and Environment Service of the Vatican, told L’Osservatore Read more

Nuns help to save the axolotl

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Conservationists from Chester Zoo have formed an unlikely partnership with an order of nuns – in a project that could save a critically endangered amphibian from extinction. A salamander that is unique to Mexico – has almost been wiped out of its freshwater habitat by pollution and over-fishing. Read more

Vatican Museums release conservation ethics book

Monday, March 5th, 2018

A new book “Ethics and Practice of Conservation: Manual for the conservation of ethnographic and multi-material assets” has been released from the Vatican museums. The ethics and practice of conservation is the result of nearly a century of experience at the Anima Mundi Ethnological Museum. Read more

Rising sea levels an indisputable fact say Bishops

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

A statement from a meeting of Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania has expressed concern about “the indisputable fact of rising sea levels.” “In some cases, entire regions and nations are under threat from the indisputable fact of rising sea levels,” the statement says. “Examples from this part of the world include the Carteret Islands, Read more

Of fish and faith and Fiji

Friday, November 28th, 2014

To link church leaders with stewardship, the Locally Managed Marine Area Network in Fiji (FLMMA) has gone to the source: working directly with colleges that train Methodist pastors. This strategy started about five years ago with the largest Methodist seminary in Fiji. Theology colleagues there have begun to integrate resource management into their curriculum. Priests Read more

PNG: Young men arrested for stopping logging in conservation area

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Twelve youths from Bairaman in the Ralopal Concession area under the Sigete/Mukus Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) Project Site in East New Britain have been arrested and charged for allegedly threatening logging company workers. Police in Kokopo said the men were arrested and charged for threatening workers at a conservation land area in Pomio. Read more

CWL Fiji run successful Clean Pacific project

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Work initiated by the Clean Pacific campaign has provided further impetus for ongoing work Catholic Women’s League in Fiji is doing on waste management in Lami. The CWL have been conducting a waste management survey and taught 35 women the skills to convert trash into usable items. “Our Memorandum of Understanding with the Catholic Women’s League is strengthening Read more

Auckland Anglican Synod to end investment in fossil fuels

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The Anglican synod in Auckland is to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. The synod has decided to move away from fossil fuels because it encourages companies to find and exploit more oil, gas and coal. A spokesman said the church is concerned about the long term health of investments in the fossil fuel industry Read more

Churches say no to mining research in the Pacific

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The Pacific must not be allowed to become a testing ground for deep sea mining and regional governments must stop issuing licences immediately. Pacific Conference of Churches Treaties Adviser Murray Isimeli says the region cannot afford damage to the environment by testing. “There is no evidence on what effect testing or mining will have so Read more