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!
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.
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
At the beginning of March 2014 we received the very sad news that our friend and supporter Dr. Penny Wolff had passed away. Penny knew beforehand that her life was coming to an end, but she still decided to invest in A ROCHA Portugal. She did it not only do it with a financial contribution but also with her time, her energy and her guidance. All her support has been an enormous encouragement for A ROCHA Portugal and in particular for the community at Cruzinha.As
In 2014 we started a new project of monitoring moths with the goal of knowing the richness and abundance of species in the different habitats of the Ria de Alvor Natura 2000 site and of publishing the results of acquired data and research. Six sites were selected in the main habitats of this area: dunes, marshes and agricultural fields, two sites in each habitat. Each site was monitored once a month with a moth trap type ‘Heat Trap’, which has an UV-lamp. A total