Join the public Conservation Vote!

Over the next few weeks, thousands of outdoor enthusiasts across Europe will be joining forces to vote for conservation projects worldwide.

In what is becoming an annual event, the European Outdoor Conservation Association, a partnership of outdoor businesses across Europe working together to raise money to put into grassroots conservation projects, is asking for help from the outdoor enthusiast in deciding which projects to support for the coming year.

In partnership with 4 national magazines – Trail in the UK, Alpin in Germany, National Geographic Germany and Lift / Bike & Trekking / Sport-Partner in the Netherlands, 19 projects will be put up for the vote. Each magazine will display totally different projects, and readers of each magazine will choose one project that will be funded by EOCA during 2011/12.

Until recently, the EOCA members have exclusively selecting the projects for funding. Then last year, a trial with readers of Trail magazine in the UK produced an astonishing response, with19,000 voters keen to make their voices heard. This year, voters across Europe will have the opportunity to have their say.