We now have a committed team and board, and a network of remarkable volunteers working across the country that all love our beautiful landscape and wildlife.
Together we want to see ecosystems restored and communities all across New Zealand actively caring for the earth.
To protect and restore the environment through community-based conservation projects, research, and education.
We are committed to the five commitments central to all A Rocha projects around the world.
A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand’s specific goals are:
- Hands-on conservation: protecting and restoring natural ecosystems and the people, plants and animals that depend on them.
- Community-building: encouraging a community response to local environmental needs and a culture of genuine partnership, care and support.
- Environmental education: inspiring and empowering people with conservation knowledge and skills, and encouraging the church to adopt creation care as an integral part of the Christian life.
- Research and monitoring: studying natural ecosystems to foster knowledge and love of them, to enable informed conservation action.