A ROCHA Portugal

A ROCHA is an international Christian organization dedicated to conservation and environmental protection, founded in 1983. We are committed to carrying out scientific research to help us understand and conserve important species and areas of high natural value. We are also committed to actively defend the conservation of unique habitats, with the cooperation of local communities, schools, government organizations and other partner organizations devoted to environmental protection.

Throughout the year, our centre hosts students and volunteers from around the world who contribute to our projects. They gain professional experience, receive additional training in their various fields of study and have an intercultural community experience.

We find it motivating to create a sense of responsibility for taking care of nature.  We make use of science and environmental education to raise awareness and develop critical thinking, leading to improvements in environmental citizenship. We hope to make a significant contribution to changing attitudes and behaviours in people and in the wider society.