Past Projects - 2011/12

Please see below for details of past projects supported by EOCA, along with updates following the work that was carried out.
Cochabamba Flowers in the forest
The ArBolivia Project is an initiative to promote reforestation, improved land use and fair trade. The initiative seeks practical solutions to increasing worldwide deforestation, climate change, and poverty in developing countries.
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Wild Ennerdale Red squirrel
Wild Ennerdale is a partnership of people and organisations with a vision to see the Ennerdale Valley develop as a wilder place for the benefit of people and nature. Ennerdale is a uniquely wild valley lying within the world famous Lake District National Park. The organisation aims to protect and expand its valuable and fragile habitats and species, and the sense of wildness experienced by visitors.
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Conservation and Restoration in Snowdonia Maintaining the PYG Track on Snowdon
The Snowdonia Society was established in 1967 in response to a growing number of serious threats to Snowdonia National Park. Its work continues to protect the Park from over development, but also enhances and celebrates the National Park as a home for native flora and fauna, and as a top outdoor visitor destination.
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Lake District Path Repair Massive erosion
Fix the Fells is a partnership encouraging greater understanding and support for upland access, as well as repairing seriously eroded landscapes in the Lake District National Park. In 1999, 180 paths were identified as in need of urgent repair. With over 8 million visitors each year, and despite repairing over 150 paths, there are a further 60 now in need of repair.
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Yorkshire Three Peaks Route Horton Moor
Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) works to support the environmental, social and economic well-being of this special area, through raising, managing and distributing of funds to projects, and by delivering projects in the area.
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Cleaning Up Mount Everest Discarded Oxygen Cylinders
EcoHimal promotes the sustainable economic and social development of the countries located in the Himalayan regions, as well as to preserve the environment and protect natural resources as a basis for sustainable development.
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Cleaning up the Alps (Mountain Wilderness) Removing barbed wire
Mountain Wilderness aims to unite alpinists and mountain lovers throughout the world in the defence of the mountains. Its goal is to preserve the last mountain wilderness areas for the use of present and future mountaineers.
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10,000 hectares of Wilderness Protecting the wildlife
PAN Parks Foundation was set up to protect the last remaining pieces of truly untouched areas in Europe, by creating a network of well-managed wilderness parks which would provide a unique experience for visitors. Wilderness conservation in Europe has been largely ignored in the past and such areas are in danger of being lost. PAN Parks Foundation’s ambition is to bring one million hectares of European wilderness into guaranteed protection, safeguarding it for future generations, by 2015.
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Reduce Plastics Campaign Tonnes of rubbish
Surfrider Foundation Europe is dedicated to defending, improving and managing in a sustainable manner the ocean, coastline, waves and the people who enjoy them. Created in 1990, the organisation brings together about 1000 volunteers, 5000 members, 40 local groups, and more than 15,000 supporters across Europe. Surfrider’s programmes are dedicated to the enhancement and protection of the environment and education and awareness-raising for all ages.
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Sustainable Tourism in Iceland Fimmvorduhals - Kristjan Jonasson
Landvernd - The Environmental Association of Iceland was formed in 1969 to preserve Iceland´s unique natural environment. Its objective is to promote nature conservation and the sustainable use of land and ocean resources, and protect the country's cultural landscape.
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If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support us, please click on the donate button below. Money received will help support the small EOCA team and its conservation work.
The grant has helped fulfil an important goal for us, providing mountaineers with safe access to the Alps, supporting awareness of the beauty and wilderness of this unique alpine landscape.
Peter Weber, Deutsche Alpen Verein