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a Rocha South africa

A Rocha {uh RAW sha} is a family of Christian conservation organizations begun in 1983 in Portugal where our name means “the rock”. Our mission is to inspire, equip and engage Christians and all who will work with us to steward the Earth where they live. We currently work in 20 countries around the globe conducting scientific research, running hands-on conservation projects and operating environmental education programs—all in community settings and with a holistic approach to improve the wellbeing of both people and places.

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 programs 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 organisations and individuals who share our concerns for a sustainable world.