After searching several years, A Rocha Czech has found an ideal site for a centre in a river valley near Dobruška, in Northeastern Bohemia. It was originally a grain mill, then a textile mill, located in one-half of an old, spacious building located on 2.5 hectares of land – meadows and forests – within thirty kilometres of the ecologically important Eagle Mountains, Grandmother’s Valley and the Rozkoš reservoir.
Protecting threatened birds – In East and South Bohemia A Rocha Czech is studying, monitoring and working to protect three species which have seriously declined in recent years: Common Kingfisher, White-throated Dipper, and Little Owl.
Protecting threatened habitats – Orlické Záhoří is a 904 hectare marshland and grassland site in Eastern Bohemia. The area holds important populations of Corncrake and Red-backed Shrike, both of which are priority species under the EU Birds Directive.
Helping people of all ages to enjoy, understand and care for creation is an important part of A Rocha Czech’s programme. Primarily focused on East and South Bohemia, our educational programmes include talks and lectures in schools, community centres and churches throughout the country.