International Projects

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A Rocha's first project started in Portugal in 1983. A field study centre and bird observatory were set up near the Alvor estuary.

The site has since been visited by thousands of people from many countries.

All over the world, Christians are realising important habitats and their wildlife urgently need protection.

As a result, new A Rocha projects have started in other parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Australasia.

The international cross-cultural nature of the Christian community has made a unique contribution.

That is seen particularly in the struggle to reconcile the need to protect biodiversity with hopes for sustainable development.

A Rocha projects have a community emphasis. They bring together people from widely differing backgrounds to work towards common goals.

Read about just some of these exciting schemes from across the globe...

Peru

Help restore Huarango forest, one of the most threatened of the earth’s ecosystems, so as to save the endemic wildlife, prevent desertification and provide traditional food and fuel supplies for the local communities.

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Kenya

Support the campaign to prevent the destruction of one of Kenya’s largest and most important freshwater wetlands, the Tana River delta, threatened by new plantations for sugar production and "eco-friendly" bio-fuels.

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Ghana

Protecting elephants and chimpanzees, running wildlife clubs, planting new forests and reducing proverty – the team here would make good use of your support!

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Uganda

Help slum dwellers on the edge of Kampala protect the wetland on which they depend for water, food and building materials so that they and the wildlife can thrive together.

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India

If you love elephants or want to help subsistence farmers whose crops get damaged by them, support the India team as they find new ways to resolve these human-elephant conflicts.

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France

Rehabilitation of wetlands: In partnership with the Parc naturel régional des Alpilles, A Rocha France leads a collaborative project entitled "Envisioning the Future of the Ancient Baux Wetlands." The first phase was finalised in June 2008, and a second phase is currently wrapping up. For more information, consult the site of the Ancient Baux Wetlands.

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How you can help change the world
You can contribute financially to A Rocha projects overseas here.