Christians in Conservation
A Rocha is a Christian nature conservation organisation, our name coming from the Portuguese for “the Rock”, as the first initiative was a field study centre near the Alvor Estuary in Portugal.
As Christians all over the world have recognised the urgent need to protect and restore important habitats, A Rocha has become a family of projects working in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America and Asia.
A Rocha projects are frequently cross-cultural in character, and share a community emphasis, with a focus on science and research, practical conservation and environmental education.
What we do
A Rocha’s first centre in Portugal
The first A Rocha project began in Portugal in 1983. A field study centre and bird observatory was established near the Alvor estuary and it has now been visited by thousands of people from many parts of the world.
All over the world Christians are realising that important habitats and their wildlife urgently need protection and so, since 1994, new A Rocha projects have started in other parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. The international cross-cultural strength of the Christian community has been making a unique contribution, not least as communities struggle to reconcile the need to protect bio-diversity with their hopes for sustainable development.
A Rocha projects have a community emphasis, bringing together people from widely differing backgrounds to work towards common goals.
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