A Rocha International

A Rocha International

Charity information

A Rocha International

We are a Christian organization working in 20 countries to engage communities in nature conservation. Our first initiative was a field study centre in Portugal, and so our name is Portuguese and means ‘The Rock’.

Founded 1983

  • Mission statement

    A Rocha is an international Christian organization which, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific research, environmental education and community-based conservation projects.

    In all the countries where we work, A Rocha is identified by five core commitments and to a practical outworking of each:

    Christian - Underlying all we do is our biblical faith in the living God, who made the world, loves it and entrusts it to the care of human society.

    Conservation - We carry out research for the conservation and restoration of the natural world and run environmental education programmes for people of all ages.

    Community - Through our commitment to God, each other and the wider creation, we aim to develop good relationships both within the A Rocha family and in our local communities.

    Cross-cultural - We draw on the insights and skills of people from diverse cultures, both locally and around the world.

    Cooperation - We work in partnership with a wide variety of organizations and individuals who share our concerns for a sustainable world.

  • Aims

    A Rocha International aims to:

    • Scientific research: Across all our projects, A Rocha teams undertake long-term research and monitoring programmes, most of which aims to inform conservation priorities.
    • Community-based conservation: A Rocha works with communities to restore and protect threatened habitats and endangered wildlife.
    • Environmental education: Through our environmental education work, both with children and adults, A Rocha is helping people to appreciate the beauty and fragility of nature and to care for it.
    • Equipping the church: A Rocha resources Christians for environmental action through teaching and involvement in practical conservation projects.
    • Ethical leadership and mentoring: In all of our work, we seek to uphold the needs of the poor and marginalized, give a voice to a voiceless creation, promote justice and offer hope.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1983

    Registered Charity Number: 1136041

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 10

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: +44 1387 710286

    Address: 89 Worship Street, London EC2A 2BF

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