EOCA at ISPO – Celebrating 10 Years of Conservation

During 2016, EOCA will be celebrating all that it has achieved in the ten years since the Association was formed. Celebrations will start at ISPO in Munich this month, with new members joining up, an After Work get together, plus fun and fundraising activities to mark the occasion.

Since the Association was founded, €1.8 million has been raised and spent on conservation. This money has funded conservation projects in 36 different countries around the world, and made a real difference to many landscapes, habitats and local communities. It has been spent on replanting and protecting forests, maintaining trails, removing rubbish, restoring habitats and protecting endangered species that people hope to glimpse sightings of when exploring the outdoors, such as snowleopards, red squirrels, tigers, birds of prey, deer and orangutans.

The €1.8 million has been raised by EOCA members. Currently 126 companies from the European outdoor industry are members of the Association and 100% of their annual membership fees are spent on conservation. Two new members have joined this January to ensure that more money can be put into conservation in the future. EOCA is delighted to welcome Throne, a Swedish outdoor garment supplier and WaterNlife, whose personal, portable water filters are award winning, into EOCA membership.