Scientific research has always been an essential part of A ROCHA conservation programs, because its findings confirm our conservation objectives. For this reason we are happy to have published a paper about Ria de Alvor on Ocean and Coastal Management journal. You can read more at https://www.arocha.pt/news/2016/09/new-scientific-paper-on-the-alvor-estuary/. This year, as in previous, we continued the monitoring of birds and moths in the Ria de Alvor. Some of the rarities ringed at Cruzinha included Yellow-browed warbler Phylloscopus inornatus and the first capture a Western olivaceous warbler
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In the year of the 25th anniversary of the environmental education program we reached 2,186 students, teachers and the general public, we conducted a training program for kindergarten teachers of the municipalities of Lagos, Vila do Bispo and Aljezur, Lagoa, we carried out activities for the Scientific Summer Program, we collaborated with the Algarve Water Authority on coastal water quality monitoring, visited schools and kindergartens of Portimão and Lagos, offered three new activities on Thursdays, we have had projects with nine partners and received
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.
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,
A ROCHA Portugal is looking for a suitable volunteer for a cooking post. If you are interested do read further.
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
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 will be present in Mexilhoeira Grande on the 24th of September 2016, as a part of 'A nossa cultura sai à rua!'. You are welcome to join us!
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
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.