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Introducing A Rocha video

Introducing A Rocha (6:46 minutes) – Melissa Ong & Daniel Tay 

This video provides an overview to what A Rocha is, what we do and why we do it. It also highlights the relationship between poverty and environmental degradation.

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Is Theology for the Birds? (57:11 minutes) – Regent College / A Rocha Canada

Regent College President Rod Wilson invited A Rocha International Founder Peter Harris to an evening of story-telling exploring the connection between the work of theology at Regent and A Rocha’s environmental stewardship and conservation initiatives around the world.

A Rocha people - Timothee Schwartz

A Rocha people: Timothée Schwartz (4:43 minutes) – Melissa Ong

Meet Timothée Schwartz, A Rocha France's Science Director, and find out how he and his band of volunteers are trying to learn as much as possible about the the hundreds of thousands of Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica that roost in reed beds in Provence, on their way to southern Africa.

A Rocha people - Dave Bookless

A Rocha people: Dave Bookless (5:42 minutes) - Melissa Ong

The first in a series on the great folks behind A Rocha, this video features Revd Dave Bookless, our Director of Theology. He and his wife Anne founded A Rocha UK, and he is author of Planetwise and God Doesn't Do Waste.

A Rocha and Christians in Conservation Philippines at the Manilla conference

Good news from South East Asia (3:04 minutes) – Melissa Ong

Dave Bookless reports on the Lausanne South East Asia Regional Conference on Creation Care and the Gospel, organized jointly by the Lausanne Creation Care Network and the World Evangelical Alliance Creation Care Task Force and hosted by the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC).

Dave Bookless - God's Word to the Church, Manilla

'God's Word to the Church', by Dave Bookless (45:29 minutes) – Melissa Ong

This plenary by Revd Dave Bookless was recorded at the Lausanne South East Asia Regional Conference on Creation Care and the Gospel, in Manila (18 Mar 2014). He gives a solid biblical basis for caring for God's world and clarifies some misinterpretations of the Bible that may have led Christians to an incomplete understanding of the gospel and God's good Earth.

Discover A Rocha Portugal’s laid-back birding holidays (3:38 minutes) – Melissa Ong

Looking for a birding holiday that supports conservation? A Rocha EcoServices in Portugal offers just that! Let Marcial, and our expert guide, Gui, tell you more about the new "Laid-back Birding" Trips in addition to our intensive "Birds, Birds, Birds!" Trips in this video. The sites you'll visit are the Ria Formosa, Sagres, Monchique hills, Alvor estuary, Salgados and the Alentejo.

Sign up for a trip: arocha.org/ecoservices

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Paradise beneath the waves (3:31 minutes) – Tim Gordon

Enjoy the glorious underwater world of Watamu Marine National Park. ‘Paradise beneath the waves’ was filmed by Tim Gordon, a volunteer with A Rocha Kenya’s marine research team. The team, led by Dr Robert Sluka and Benjamin Cowburn, is currently focusing their efforts on cataloguing and assessing threats to marine wildlife in the park, as well as developing resources towards a Christian understanding of marine conservation and research. Come visit the park for a holiday, staying at our field study centre Mwamba or apply to join our research team for short or long term work.

Screenshot for ‘Planting Hope across Ghana’ video

Planting Hope across Ghana (8:38 minutes) – Melissa Ong & Barbara Mearns

Visit schools and villages throughout Ghana with Martin Kaonga, our Science and Conservation Director.

See how quickly the trees are growing in new Climate Stewards forests!

Meet community leaders at Atiwa Forest, Lake Bosomtwe and Mole National Park who are determined to change the way they use their land, so that wildlife and people can prosper.

The Salish Sucker caught on video for the first time!

The Salish Sucker caught on video for the first time! (30 seconds) – Melissa Ong

For over three decades, the Salish Sucker was thought to have disappeared from the Little Campbell River, British Columbia. Then, in 2011, the A Rocha Canada team found one of these endangered fish in a pond, by the river, on their Brooksdale property. This is probably the world's first Salish Sucker to be caught on video.

Why A Rocha works in forests (video still)

Why A Rocha works in forests (2:07 minutes) – Melissa Ong

Today, human behaviour is leading to massive deforestation around the world. All of A Rocha’s national projects are involved with protecting and planting trees or forests, and A Rocha International’s Tropical Forests Programme links several of these. In fact our human lives are dependent on trees in multiple ways.

Girl with Huarango tree seedlings

A Rocha Peru: Planting Huarango forest in Peru  (2:48 minutes) – Melissa Ong

Huarango forest is one of the world's most endangered habitats.  Watch our movie to learn how A Rocha Peru is working with churches and other community groups to plant forests of native, desert-loving Huarango trees.

A Rocha Uganda: A healthy wetland and healthy lives

A Rocha Uganda: A healthy wetland and healthy lives (4:51 minutes) – Melissa Ong

Meet Sara Kaweesa, our National Director in Uganda, and hear about how A Rocha is studying and protecting the Lubigi Wetland through their work with the local communities.

A Rocha Brazil: Turning bottles into brooms

A Rocha Brazil: Turning bottles into brooms (3:59 minutes) – Melissa Ong

Hear about A Rocha Brazil's exciting developments and the story of one innovative little church.

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Restoring a corner of creation in the Pacific Northwest (4:32 minutes) – Melissa Ong

This short video shows how A Rocha USA is helping two different kinds of landowner in Lynden, Washington State.

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Elephants and farmers - can they co-exist? (4:25 minutes) – Melissa Ong

This film focuses on the plight of farmers living close to the Bannerghatta National Park whose crops are often raided by elephants from the park.

Just Growing video

A Rocha Canada: Just Growing (9:44 minutes) – Five Door Films

In this film we meet Jennifer Kornelsen and find out about her work with people on the economic margins in the inner-city of Winnipeg as she involves them in the wonderful adventure of planting, growing and harvesting their own food.

Taking care of creation video

Taking care of creation (7:41 minutes) – St Luke's Church, Great Crosby, Liverpool

This film shows how one church has been rethinking the way it uses its grounds and buildings and looking after them in a more environmentally-friendly way.  This has been taking place with the help of Eco-congregation, a project of A Rocha UK.

A Rocha: "Why should Christians care for creation?" video

A Rocha: Why should Christians care for creation? (15:28 minutes) – Melissa Ong & Daniel Tay

This video features theologians (John Stott, Alister McGrath, James Jones) and scientists (Ghillean Prance, Simon Stuart) who talk about the biblical basis for creation care.

Graham McAll and his electric car video

Graham McAll and his electric car (3:05 minutes) – Melissa Ong & Daniel Tay

This short film profiles Dr Graham McAll and his electric G-Wiz car. Find out what drives his earth-keeping ethics and how this car helps keep his medical practice green.

ASSETS - A story of hope video

ASSETS - A story of hope (19:44 minutes) – Melissa Ong & Daniel Tay

This film introduces ASSETS (Arabuko-Sokoke Schools and Ecotourism Scheme) as a best practice holistic approach to tackling forest conservation. ASSETS aims to conserve Kenya’s Arabuko-Sokoke Forest (ASF) and Mida Creek by simultaneously contributing to meeting the needs of people who depend on it, ensuring they benefit directly from its conservation. It has been established by A Rocha Kenya through partnerships with government agencies, conservation NGOs, schools, community leaders and the local tourism industry.

A new creation: Living Waterways in an urban desert video

A new creation: Living Waterways in the urban desert (25:23 minutes) – A Rocha UK

A Rocha Living Waterways has been working with local landowners, Hillingdon Council and other community groups to turn a 90 acre wasteland site between Southall and Hayes into the Minet Country Park, with recreational space and nature conservation areas.  This video tells the story of the transformation.

Transformation - children's video
Transformation - children's video (7:43 minutes) – A Rocha UK

This children's video tells the story of the transformation of a 90 acre wasteland site between Southall and Hayes into the Minet Country Park, with recreational space and nature conservation areas.

A Rocha France: Le Rollier d'Europe video

A Rocha France: Le Rollier d'Europe (5:16 minutes) – Melissa Ong & Daniel Tay 

This video (in French, with English subtitles) features A Rocha France and their practical conservation work with the European Roller in the Vallee des Baux, Provence.

A Rocha Canada video

A Rocha Canada (5:50 minutes) – Melissa Ong & Daniel Tay 

A video featuring A Rocha Canada and the work that it does in Conservation & Monitoring, Environmental Education, and Sustainable Living.

Matthew Sleeth on "The Good Samaritan" video

Matthew Sleeth on "The Good Samaritan" (7:15 minutes) – Melissa Ong & Daniel Tay 

Dr. Matthew Sleeth (former Executive Director of A Rocha USA) used to be an emergency room director and chief of medical staff, but now writes, preaches, and teaches full-time about faith and the environment.  His inspiring and practical book Serve God, Save the Planet addresses such questions as How can I live a more equitable and meaningful life? How can I be less materialistic? How can I live a more charitable life? What would happen if I led a slower-paced existence?

Simon Stuart at the IUCN World Conservation Congress video

Simon Stuart at the IUCN World Conservation Congress (1:06 minutes) – Melissa Ong & Daniel Tay

Dr Simon Stuart, one of A Rocha International's Council of Reference, is the Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Filmed on the day of his election, Simon Stuart talks about what this new role means to him. He highlights how A Rocha is able to act on the themes and discussions that have arisen from the IUCN World Conservation Congress, held in Barcelona, 5-14 October 2008.

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A Rocha in Asia: Graham McAll on the medical community and climate change (1:22 minutes) – Melissa Ong & Daniel Tay

In the wake of the Malaysia/Singapore conferences in July 2009, Dr Graham McAll states that health care professionals can be the bridge between the scientific community and the people at large when it comes to climate change.

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