Following the receipt of over 250 funding applications in November 2020, a comprehensive assessment process, a two week public vote and a members-only vote, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has now committed over €185,000 to seven new conservation projects, thanks to the continued generous support of its members.
This spring funding round is the first of four over 2 years which will fund projects in line with the ‘Wild for Nature: EOCA’s Landscape Legacy Project’ focus. All projects funded will address the double threats of biodiversity loss and the climate emergency, in various wild landscapes around the world. By being wildly enthusiastic about nature, the outdoor industry can protect wild habitats for nature.
The projects selected for funding by the general public, outdoor enthusiasts, and members of EOCA are:
Bogs: the Best Weapons Against Climate Change, UK
Removing Biological invasions in Coastal Ecosystems, Brazil
Promoting Wildlife Comeback in Ina River, Poland
Portofino Seaweed Garden, Italy
Walk the Trail, Argentina
Saving La Primavera’s last wildlife corridor for pumas, Mexico
In addition, EOCA has launched a Fundraiser Project, which the general public and members are invited to donate to. This project will host volunteer weeks, designed to restore and conserve various habitats in the Czech Republic:
Volunteering for Healthy Landscapes, Czech Republic
You can find more information on all of these projects HERE.