A Rocha is an international Christian conservation organization. Active in 20 countries, we run practical community-based nature conservation projects, conduct scientific research and provide environmental education programmes. A Rocha International Registered charity number This Harvest, could you help A Rocha International provide the training and mentoring needed to strengthen and support sustainable farming projects that are better for people and the planet? Please continue! Thank you for all you do. I'm Raising money for A Rocha's microplastic project for Marine Programme because plastic is hurting the ocean and people. I'm I'm running my first marathon for David Bookless because I'm passionate about caring for God's world. Skip Links Skip to main menu links Skip to content Skip to footer. A Rocha International We run Christian conservation projects to care for the natural world God gave us.
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We run Christian conservation projects to care for the natural world God gave us
A Rocha is an international network of environmental organisations with a Christian ethos. A Rocha, which means "the rock" in Portuguese see entry Rocha , was founded in Portugal in Each organisation is independent.
The first A Rocha project began in Portugal in 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 countries. All over the world, Christians are realizing that important habitats and their wildlife urgently need protection and so new A Rocha projects have started in other parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Australasia. 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 biodiversity with their hopes for sustainable development. A Rocha is active in a number of practical conservation projects around the world. These projects focus on resolving issues that threaten ecosystems and their biodiversity. Our programmes are designed for the different faith groups and secular organizations that we serve. A Rocha resources Christians for environmental action in countless ways, including hands-on conservation projects, written materials, teaching in churches, seminaries and conferences and by involvement in global networks.
In La Libertad the dry forests are suffering some of the starkest reductions, directly threatening flora and fauna dependent on the ecosystem. A few dry forest remnants can be found scattered across the provinces of Ascope, Chepen, Pacasmayo, Trujillo, and Viru, which are of incalculable worth and the only natural remnants along the La Libertad coast. As such, urgent action is now needed to restore and sustainably manage dry forests in La Libertad to protect the unique biodiversity they harbour and for the benefit of its local population. The objective of the project is to restore, conserve and sustainably manage dry forest landscapes for the benefit of nature and society. In the first year of the project, we will work with the communities in the Pacasmayo province to restore the degraded dry forest landscapes working on four components: 1 Conservation, 2 Applied Research, 3 Capacity Building, and 4 Knowledge Management. The project will have a significant long-term impact by providing a thriving habitat for endangered wildlife and a vital natural resource for the local community and future generations.