The coldest days
may be yet to arrive, but we already feel the temptation to bring each day to an
end by sitting in front of the fireplace in the living room of Cruzinha, with a
comforting mug of tea or coffee in one hand, and a good book in the other.
Sadly, that isn’t always possible. Sometimes an early night is needed in
preparation for an early morning’s start, whatever that may involve: setting up
the nets and ringing birds, walking a good few kilometers for the sake of
fieldwork, or coordinating the
renovations to the
building. But in the midst of our work, we are often rewarded by the beauty
of creation: by the sighting of noteworthy birds (as was the case with
birdwatching tours), by an interesting caterpillar in the garden or by a
landscape that takes our breath away.
Our Centre in the Algarve and the team that work there make up the
experiences that touch us and become cherished memories. We have with us a
new team of
volunteers, who have come here to help with our current work and activities.
In this issue we find out who they are, and over the next few months we will get
to know them better.
But it’s not only in the Algarve that A ROCHA is making a difference. This
month in Alcobaça the dynamic local group joined the
Clean-up, where they worked to clean up two beaches.
Find out the stories about what we’ve been up to, and
prepare your turn to be
part of one.
See you soon!
Get your Christmas gifts with us4 December 2013
Still searching for the perfect Christmas gift? Looking for something
original, exciting and memorable? Why not treat your loved ones to one of A
Rocha Portugal’s alternative gifts?
Starting this ... (read more)
Birds this Autumn27 November 2013
guided birdwatching tours took place in the beginning of autumn, a time of year
that continues to be a high point for seeing the many species that migrate south
through Europe towards Africa i... (read more)
New volunteers in the Centre26 November 2013
now, A ROCHA has the support of five fantastic volunteers, three of whom came to
us through the European Voluntary Service program. Esther Brouwer, from the
Netherlands, studied forest manag... (read more)
After renovation24 November 2013
This year we
were able to invest in the refurbishment of our facilities, thanks to a generous
donation. We could finally stage an intervention in parts of the building that
have long been in so... (read more)
Alcobaça Beach Clean-up24 November 2013
A Rocha group from Alcobaça took a trip to the beach. On the 16th we joined up
with the Liga para a Proteção da Natureza (Nature Protection League) and the
Alcobaça town council for the
Alcoba... (read more)