This review offers an overview of some of A Rocha’s work from around the world during 2019/2020. Inside you will read of new leadership as Dr Simon Stuart becomes our Executive Director after some years as an International Trustee (page 6). Our African Forest Programme and Marine Conservation Programme have made great strides (pages 10-13), and national organizations have responded creatively and courageously to the challenges of COVID-19 (page 7).
This review will give you a taste of some of A Rocha’s work around the world from 2018/2019. We hope you will be encouraged by the many hopeful stories: like our forest reserve in Dakatcha Woodlands, Kenya which has tripled in size; or the 10,000+ people that have benefited from A Rocha Uganda’s bio-sand filters, bringing clean water and reducing deforestation around Kampala. Thanks to your support, communities on six continents are making a real difference to the places and wildlife they love, and species as diverse the Grey-faced Petrel of New Zealand and the elephants of Bannerghatta, India are more secure.
'Climate change' - April 2019
In this review we give you a glimpse of some of A Rocha's work from 2017/2018. We hope you will be encouraged by the global movement growing through the Lausanne creation care initiative; by the many international conservation organizations, leading scientists, musicians and community members getting behind the campaign to protect Atewa forest from mining; and by the impact on biodiversity of A Rocha’s conservation efforts, including the Grey-faced Petrel in New Zealand and the Southern Water Vole in France.
‘Environmental education’ – April 2018
In this review, you will read about A Rocha International’s involvement in the IUCN World Conservation Congress, where A Rocha’s co-founder, Peter Harris shared a platform with powerful speakers to explore the connections between spirituality and conservation. There is encouragement from Peru following the catastrophic flooding and landslides that made more than 140,000 people homeless, including communities in our project areas of La Libertad. We also bring you an update on our marine programme and how we are helping people to tackle microplastic pollution on their local beaches and waterways, as well as many more inspiring stories.
'Change-makers' - April 2017
'Marine research and conservation' - December 2016
In this review, you will find out about our new project in Lebanon, a country that remains fragile following the arrival of two million Syrian refugees. You will read how children in Peru, like 11-year-old Coco Mendoza Vargas, are engaging with our dry forest restoration, growing plants at school and recycling their waste at home. Discover how Ugandan pastors are being trained in environmentally sensitive practices, which bring hope and health to their church communities and be encouraged by many more inspiring stories.
'Birds! Birds! Birds!' - April 2016
'Climate change changes everything' – December 2015
This review explores a small sample of the relationships involved in A Rocha projects: from Christian colleges to museum departments, and government agencies to some of the economically poorest communities on the planet.
'Conservation and food' - April 2015
'Research and conservation' - December 2014
Read some of our 'good news' stories from 2013/2014 that offer signs of hope.
'Faith in conservation' - April 2014
As we celebrate 30 years of creation care, what will the next 30 years look like?
'Water is life!' - April 2013
'Arts in environmental education' - December 2012
Find our what changed lives, a roadshow, a restaurant and research all have in common.
'Community: the heart of A Rocha' - April 2012
'Tropical forests - An A Rocha priority' - December 2011