EOCA, with the support of its members from the outdoor industry, provides funding for much needed grassroots conservation, protection and regeneration projects around the world (except in North America and Canada where The Conservation Alliance does similar work).

Since 2006, when EOCA was set up, it has funded nearly 200 projects, investing €5.4m in conservation in 65 countries.

The projects EOCA has funded are varied in location and conservation focus.  They have included establishing biking routes to enhance protection of landscapes through ecotourism in Romania and South Africa; cleaning plastic pollution from environments with paddle boarders, hikers, surfers and skiers; restoring, replanting and protecting forests in Scotland, Sweden, France, Indonesia, Spain; and conserving the habitats of bears in Italy and Spain, red squirrels in the UK, orangutans in Borneo and elephants in Thailand…..

The list goes on, AND, every time a new member joins EOCA, or a new project receives funding, the effects are multiplied!

EOCA, its members, and the organisations they support, are helping to make a hands-on nature positive impact.

Current Projects

Marginalised Communities Conserving Sea Turtles, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

The east coast of India has a wide diversity of important coastal and marine ecosystems, which many people depend on. Olive Ridley turtles […]

Rewilding our Mountains by clearing them of obsolete infrastructures, France

This project aims to dismantle and remove abandoned military, industrial, agricultural and tourist infrastructures in the French mountains as well as raise awareness […]

Mountain Zero Wild Waste in 2030, France

Funding will be focused on two main areas of Mountain Riders’ national program: coordination and training to enable a national clean-up campaign on […]

ACT and EDUCATE @PATRON 2024 – a movement towards plasticfree peaks

This project will undertake large-scale CleanUP events in the Black Forest, around Lake Constance, in Allgäu, Tyrol, South Tyrol and Vorarlberg to help […]

PATRON CleanUP Tour Germany 2024

Patron’s main goal is the restoration of wild spaces by actively reducing the plastic pollution that is endangering them, and the species that […]

Conservation of Ringed Seals 2024, Lake Saimaa, Finland

The Saimaa ringed seal is a sub species of the ringed seal and was isolated from the Baltic Sea in Lake Saimaa, Finland […]

TFT Trail Clean Programme 2024/25, UK

This project seeks to build on the work of earlier projects funded by TNF; to capitalise on the skill, passion and desire of […]

CleanALP – Protect and clean our mountains 2024, Italy

CleanAlp continues to build upon the achievements of previous years’ activities funded by The North Face. The project will clean up pollution (from […]

Be wild and rewild the mountains in the Cape Floral Kingdom, South Africa

The mountains of the Greyton Nature Reserve are within the Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa, a unique ecosystem recognised as a global […]