Past Projects - 2014/15

Please see below for details of past projects supported by EOCA, along with updates following the work that was carried out.
Restoration of important habitats for the Gangetic Dolphin, India Gangetic Dolphin.  Image Udayan Borthadur
Aaaranyak aims to foster conservation of biodiversity in Northeast India through research, environmental education, capacity building and advocacy for legal and policy reform to bring about a new era of ecological security.
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Glen Affric Forest Landscape Project, Scotland Glen Affric Landscape
Trees for Life has the goal of restoring the Caledonian Forest, and all its constituent species of flora and fauna to the Scottish highlands. Trees for Life enlists volunteers of all ages in the practical work to achieve this, to provide a powerful and educational experience for people that will promote the work of restoration and lead to increased support for the return of the forest.
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Restoring Roaches Footpaths, UK Morning View!
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust aims to protect and enhance the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire and to promote understanding, enjoyment and involvement in the natural world.
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Trossachs Gateway Project Trossachs Gateway, credit LLTNP
The Great Trossachs Forest is one of the most significant native woodland conservation projects to take place in the UK for a generation. It is a 200 year commitment by RSPB Scotland, Woodland Trust Scotland and Forestry Commission Scotland. Covering 160 square kilometres, this is a ‘forest in the making’, where habitats are being restored to create a continuous area managed for the benefit of wildlife and people.

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Saving Armenia's Leopard Armeian Leopard camera trap.  Image FPWC
The World Land Trust (WLT) mission is to protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems of the world to conserve their biodiversity. Focussing on threatened habitats and endangered species, WLT works with local conservation partners who protect the land that is saved and engage support and commitment from the people who live there.
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Batumi Raptor Trail Development, Georgia Georgian children.  Image Kalle Meller
SABUKO (Society for Nature Conservation) - formerly Bird Conservation Georgia - aims to promote the conservation of wildlife in Georgia, increase the valuation of nature by the public and encourage the sustainable use of natural resources.  It protects wild birds and their habitats, raising awareness about the value of nature and the importance of its protection.

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Sea turtle conservation, Costa Rica Hatchlings.  Image Widecast
Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST) Costa Rica is part of WIDECAST’S Latin American programme to ensure the survival of Latin American sea turtles and their habitats through research, conservation, outreach, education, capacity building and, above all, human commitment.
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Kanchenjunga to Makalu: conserving Himalayan landscapes Farming medicinal herbs
The Mountain Institute works with communities in the Andes, Appalachians and Himalayas to conserve mountain ecosystems, preserve mountain cultures and sustainably develop mountain economies. Since its founding in 1972, The Mountain Institute has listened to those who live in the mountains and worked hand in hand with them to identify and implement solutions to their most critical challenges.
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Bla Bheinn Path Repair, Isle of Skye, Scotland Bla Bheinn.  Image Ken Paterson
The John Muir Trust is a UK conservation charity dedicated to protecting wild places. They work to restore the rich wildlife and habitats of wild land, helping native woodland and peatland to thrive. They campaign for long term legal protection of wild land and educate people on conservation of these areas.
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Combating wildlife crime in the Leuser Ecosystem, Sumatra Leuser Sumatran Tiger.  Camera trap FKL
Forum Konservasi Leuser (FKL) serves to protect the Leuser Ecosystem, one of the most biodiverse hotspots in the world; home to rhino, orangutan, tigers and elephants. The area is under enormous threat from poachers and deforestation to make room for roads and palm oil plantations

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Peter Weber, Deutsche Alpen Verein