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Shall we help to recover the Telheiro Beach cliff?

  A ROCHA is pleased to join the Telheiro Beach Defence Group, from January 16th, to work on the recovery of this is very unstable cliff, as a result of wrong human action. The work consists above all on natural engineering work using native plants and seeds to correct inclination and prevent run off erosion. All this will help nature to speed up the recovery process. If you want to join simply fill in the form at this link.

Shall we help to recover the Telheiro Beach cliff?2017-06-12T14:37:15+01:00

Looking for a Communications and Development Assistant

Once, when meeting with a potential large donor, we were told this: your product, what you do and how you do it, it’s great, but your window shop is very poor. We realized then that it’s difficult to get others to joins us in our good work if we don’t communicate it well. For this reason we are starting the process which will lead to contract someone for our permanent staff team. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be interested,

Looking for a Communications and Development Assistant2016-11-04T15:28:39+01:00

Post for Volunteer Cook

A ROCHA Portugal is looking for a suitable volunteer for a cooking post. If you are interested do read further.

Post for Volunteer Cook2016-11-04T15:27:15+01:00

New scientific paper on the Alvor estuary

Scientific research has always been an essential part of A Rocha’s community conservation programmes. For this reason we are happy to announce the publication of a case study on the Ria de Alvor in the journal ‘Ocean and Coastal Management’. Because Ria de Alvor is a small estuary, it is sensitive to small environmental disturbances that can result in dramatic consequences both for its habitats and those who depend on it, from birds and plants to fishermen and shellfish gatherers. But if its size

New scientific paper on the Alvor estuary2016-11-04T15:26:02+01:00

A ROCHA at ‘Our culture is going out to the streets!’

A ROCHA was present at the event ‘Our culture is going out to the streets!’ in Mexilhoeira Grande. We had a stand where many visitors heard about the natural heritage of Ria de Alvor and the work that A ROCHA has done until now. Adults and children were amazed by the diversity of butterflies and moths found in the area. It was a pleasure to be part of this event!

A ROCHA at ‘Our culture is going out to the streets!’2016-11-04T15:24:39+01:00

Another amazing visit and outdoor experience at A Rocha, Portugal

At the middle of July 2016, Quarter Mediation organized in Portugal a new Erasmus +. KA1 structured course with the aim to build the environmental awareness of the people involved in education and to empower the 19 participants from Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia and Romania with the relevant competencies and skills for making the teaching and learning process more attractive and motivating, organizing outdoor lessons, combining traditional teaching with experiential learning and organizing more student-centered activities. We used this opportunity to share with the participants, on

Another amazing visit and outdoor experience at A Rocha, Portugal2016-11-04T15:22:06+01:00

Cruzinha as a field station for students

We are promoting Cruzinha as a field station for students, interns and volunteers to do research and field work in Ria de Alvor and other nature areas in the Algarve. We are also inviting students to work on our database and to help us with our ongoing monitoring schemes. Click here for all opportunities and information.

Cruzinha as a field station for students2017-06-19T19:57:08+01:00

New reports and a guide about moths

Two new reports are published about the moth monitoring in Ria de Alvor and the garden of Cruzinha in 2014 and 2015, one in English and one in Portuguese. We have also uploaded the Moth photo guide that we have published before. This guide includes the macro moths in the Algarve and might help you to identify the moths you find around you! You can find them here.

New reports and a guide about moths2016-11-04T15:19:26+01:00

ANHER Project progress

A ROCHA Portugal attended the third project meeting in Edinburgh of the project ANHER (Erasmus+ 2014-1-PL-KA202-003565), in which we are involved together with five other European partners. The goal of this project is to combine natural and cultural heritage in the work field. Nature and cultural professionals work in the same landscape, but often they are not working together. In order to increase mutual understanding, this project will develop an online course on the integration of natural and cultural heritage. In this project, A

ANHER Project progress2016-11-04T15:17:29+01:00