Please see below our press releases, archived by year, so you can see what we have been up to since our start in the summer of 2006.
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Smartwool and Vaude Named as EOCA Conservation Champions!
Every year, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) gives the ‘Conservation Champion’ award to members that have gone ‘the extra mile’ to support conservation. The award recognises members that have taken the initiative to raise extra money for and awareness of conservation through the Association. EOCA is delighted to name Smartwool and Vaude as its Conservation Champions for 2015.
Good Things come to Those who Wait – EOCA OutDoor Round Up
Success comes to those who wait, and came in abundance for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) at last month’s OutDoor. Not only did four new organisations sign up to be involved in the Association’s work, but the target of the show to reach €30,000 in fundraising was met as the final donations were counted after the show.
New Leadership for EOCA
Following a vote at its Annual Assembly last week, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is proud to announce that it has a new president in the form of Anna Maria Rugarli, who will start her new role with immediate effect.
Fundraising for an extra Project - EOCA at OutDoor 2015
Every year at the OutDoor trade show, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) holds a fundraiser on its stand to raise money for future projects. The figures for each show have been increasing annually and, as 100% of all money raised wil go directly into hands-on conservation projects, this year EOCA is aiming to raise enough funds to support an entire additional project – equivalent to €30,000.
Thousands help EOCA choose conservation projects to receive €180,000
Many thousands of outdoor enthusiasts have joined European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) members to choose six vital conservation projects for EOCA to fund this spring. In total, nearly €180,000 has been pledged to projects in six different countries, with all funds coming from membership fees and fundraising monies raised from the European outdoor industry. EOCA holds two funding rounds per year, with the second one taking place in the autumn.
More than €8,000 for Conservation is No Mean ‘Feet’ at ISPO
The total amount collected by EOCA (European Outdoor Conservation Association) from the recent ISPO trade show in Munich came to record €8556 this year. Not only this but four new companies signed up either at the show itself or immediately afterwards, bringing the total number of members of the growing conservation organisation to 125.
Conservation at ISPO
Conservation will again be coming to ISPO this winter as the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) prepares to raise awareness of its work and funds for its projects in 2015.
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"Support from The North Face Explore Fund via EOCA has completely transformed our Project. We have hired two new staff members, expanded our volunteer programme, supported the regeneration of tens of thousands of native trees, hosted new primary schools and restored an upland peat bog. Over the past 12 months we have made impressive progress towards our long-term goal of restoring 630 hectares of wild native woodland in the Lake District National Park. Support from EOCA has raised our ambition. We now have our sights set on even larger scale restoration of native woodlands and other wildlife habitats. "
Dominick Spracklen and John Hodgson, Restoring Hardknott Forest, University of Leeds