News Archive

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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La Sportiva Supports Conservation through Black Friday Sales La Sportiva Offices Italian technical footwear, clothing and accessories brand La Sportiva has used its online sales during the recent so-called ‘Black Friday’ weekend to support nature conservation.  By donating 15% of the weekend’s income to the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), La Sportiva has been able to boost the funds available to the Association and give back to the great outdoors. more detail
10 New Members for EOCA! Proud Members of EOCA This summer and autumn have seen an influx of new members to the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).  From agencies and distributors to drinks and mountaineering guides, the number of companies wanting to get involved in looking after the environment is continuing to rise.

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Public and Members Vote to Allocate EOCA Conservation Funding Salviamo l'Orso Image Francesco Culicelli For the third year in succession, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has held two annual funding rounds, this time allocating a total of €300,000 of funding to projects conserving threatened habitats and having a link to outdoor enthusiasts around the world.  During the latest autumn round, 131 conservation organisations applied for funding and five have now been selected through a public vote and a member’s vote to receive funding.

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EOCA Conservation Vote Goes Live! Image credit John Fleetwood The second of two annual European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) public conservation votes has gone live this morning (Wednesday 4th October).  Anyone with an interest in conserving threatened wild spaces, species and habitats is being asked to go online and have their say as to which of the proposed nature conservation projects should receive funding of up to €30,000.

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Breathing Space at OutDoor 2017 Klean Kanteen Tumblers - All we need now is ICE CREAM! The OutDoor Show at Friedrichshafen proved a successful one for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) last month, raising funds of over €35,500 from various events run by members and the popular Conservation Fundraiser.  Not only this, but the topic of trees was very much the subject of talks and discussions held by the Association at the show, in particular the benefits they bring to the outdoor industry and enthusiasts, through oxygen production, protection and providing space and room to enjoy outdoor landscapes.
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Arc’teryx, Ortlieb and Snugpak Named as EOCA Conservation Champions! Conservation Champions and Summit Members 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 Arc’teryx, Ortlieb and Snugpak as its Conservation Champions for 2017. more detail
Conservation Worth Celebrating at OutDoor 2017 Conservation Fundraiser The OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen this month will be a busy mix of fundraising, celebrating and business for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) and its members. Raising funds to conserve the great outdoors, celebrating projects being supported by the Association, supporting initiatives of existing members and engaging new companies, will all be priorities during the show.

Members of EOCA have been hugely generous with their donations to the ever-popular Conservation Fundraiser, including one of the newest members to the Association, Bestway. Held on EOCA’s stand in the East Entrance, members generously donate items which are then sold to visitors to the show with 100% of the money raised being used to fund conservation projects around the world. In the past few years, enough has been raised at each show to fund an entire extra project. This year is expected to be no different, with exciting items including sleeping bags, jackets, T-shirts, climbing helmets and packs all on offer.  more detail
More Conservation Projects Than Ever Supported In EOCA Spring Funding Round 2017 Flow Country credit Eleanor B (RSPB-images) The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is celebrating being able to support more projects than ever before during its 2017 Spring Funding Round. Three projects were chosen during a public vote which reached 60.4 million people worldwide, and a further three were chosen by EOCA members themselves. These are all to be funded from membership fees and fundraising monies raised from the European outdoor Industry. In addition, three further projects are being funded by three individual EOCA members. more detail
EOCA Trees Given 18,000 Boost by ISPO Collection from the Scandinavian Outdoor Vllage Following fundraising, donations and events at last month’s ISPO trade show, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that the total amount raised has equated to another 18,000 trees which can be planted towards its 2 Million Tree target launched last year.

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EOCA 2 Million Tree Campaign: The First Million Nurturing Saplings.  Photo WeForest To mark and celebrate the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) being 10 years old and having given €2 million to conservation, the Association launched the 2 Million Tree Project as part of ambitious plans to raise enough money to plant / regnerate 2 million trees over the next 2 years.  Following a ruthless selection process and 107 applications for funding last summer, the EOCA is delighted to be able to outline the first 5 projects it will be funding, as well as a project funded by one of EOCA’s members  - which together will plant just over 1,000,000 trees.   In addition, EOCA is launching a public fundraiser, to support an additional project based in Nepal, aiming to add a further 80,00 trees to the total!
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Get Together, Gear and Great Ambition at ISPO 2017 2 Million Tree Campaign Launching a public fundraiser, hosting a get-together and an all important gear sale are just some of the things the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) will be involved in at ISPO next month.
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The association’s main goal is not only to make a difference by raising funds to put something back into the environment, but also to inform and educate all those who use the outdoors as their playground.
Perry Laukens, EOCA President