Past Projects - 2019/20

Please see below for details of past projects supported by EOCA, along with updates following the work that was carried out.
Protection of Critical Orangutan Habitat, Borneo Orangutan. Image Bernat Ripoli
The Borneo Nature Foundation supports and empowers community-led initiatives to protect the forest and its biodiversity. It has particular expertise in monitoring the distribution, population status, behaviour and ecology of Borneo’s flagship ape species, the Orang Utan.
more detail
Clean up Chandragiri to Champadevi Trail, Nepal Hiking Trail Chandragiri Hills
Small Mammal Conservation and Research Foundation serves as consultancy, advocacy, research and conservation development in the field of small mammals and least studies wildlife in Nepal.
more detail
Clean up Synevyr National Nature Park, Ukraine Waste heading downstream ....
European Wilderness Society is the only pan-European, wilderness and environmental advocacy non profit organisation.  It aims to identify, designate and steward Europe’s last wildernesses, including coasts, rivers, forests and islands.

more detail
Protect the Clouded Leopard, Nepal Mountain Habitat Image Acap Uco Sikle
Friends of Nature (FON) enhances socio-cultural and environmental conditions through applied research, advocacy and model project interventions
more detail
Angofa grassland restoration and nature trail Green Bike Trails
Fundatia ADEPT Transylvania preserves the natural and cultural diversity of the historic regions of Transylvania and catalyses the development of a viable rural economy based on the sustainable use of natural resources.
more detail
Clean-up Himalaya to sustain High Altitude Heritage, Nepal Clean Up in Gosaikunda.  Image Ajit Parajuli
Resources Himalaya Foundation aims to conserve biodiversity in the Himalayas, promoting sustainable use of natural resources including soil, water, forest and rangeland, improving livelihoods of the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised sections of society.
more detail
Mountain Clean-Up Tour 2020 Hasliberg Clean Up
Summit Foundation aims to reduce the environmental impact of human activity in high traffic locations by proposing concrete solutions and awareness-raising methods, both to public bodies and to companies
more detail
Ocean Initiatives, Europe Beach litter.  Image Surfrider Europe
FUNDRAISER PROJECT - Plastic Free: Mountain to Sea. ALL funds have now been raised for this project - thank you to all who contributed to making this project a success!

Surfrider Foundation Europe is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Europe’s oceans, seas, beaches, lakes, rivers and coastlines.
more detail
ECO Relief, Lesvos, Greece Beach Cleaning
Lighthouse Relief is based in a very small community on Lesvos, Greece.  Founded in response to the thousands of refugees arriving every day in rubber dinghies, the organisation is embedded in the local community providing a humanitarian response to the crisis.  ECO Relief was formed in response to the huge amount of refuse left as a result of the refugee landings.  The work not only protects the local environment but also the local main economies of fishing and tourism.

more detail
Campaign for a plastic free Ria Formosa, Portugal Ria Formosa
RTV - Associação para o Estudo e Conservação dos Oceanos (AECO) – Responsible Tourism Volunteer – Ocean Research and Conservation Association. The organisation’s mission is to support marine environment research, education and conservation, creating awareness and inspiring action towards the protection of sea life.
more detail
Bird Watching to Reduce Plastic Pollution, Brazil The dangers of ghost nets
Instituto Curicaca contributes to the viability of all life forms, promoting respect for ecological processes, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, cultural diversity and valorization of assets, expressions, practices and knowledge in the Atlantic Forest, Pampa and Coastal region biomes.
more detail
Plastifisharen Kostera, Spain Clean Up
Itsas Gela- Aula del Mar was created with the objective of making known the wide range of possibilities that maritime culture offers, from a perspective of conservation and respect towards the environment and its people.
more detail
The Himalayan Cleanup, India High Altitude Clean Up
Integrated Mountain Initiative’s vision of ‘Making the people of India proud of our mountains” aims to focus attention on India’s Himalayan Regions (IHR) to mainstream the concept of Sustainable mountain development into the administrative planning concept of IHR.

more detail
Montaña Limpia, Latin America Volunteers.  Image Pila Elorriaga
Acceso PanAm aims to ensure that all appropriate climbing areas are open, free from unreasonable restrictions and maintained as high quality climbing environments for current and future climbers
more detail
 Restoring Hardknott Forest
This project is a historic opportunity to restore native woodlands and other natural habitats amongst some of England’s most dramatic mountain landscapes. The project will work to restore one of the largest conifer plantations in the Lake District National Park to a wild native woodland.  more detail
Conservation of Ringed Seals, Lake Saimaa, Finland Making snow drifts for seals to make dens in
The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (FANC) is the largest non-governmental organization for environmental protection and nature conservation in Finland. Its purpose is to protect the environment, promote nature conservation, preserve cultural heritage, and promote active citizenship and environmental awareness. more detail
 Fix The Fells - Scafell Footpath Repair Carrying out path repair
England’s highest and most iconic mountain is Fix the Fells’ number one priority for path repair due to worrying levels of erosion caused by the sheer numbers of people visiting each year.   more detail
 Alpine Biodiversity Voluntary Camps in Berchtesgaden, Germany Moosenalm - photo by Alicia Loreth
Nationale Naturlandschaften e.V., is a non-profit organisation which works on the protection and preservation of the unique natural and cultural landscapes of Germany. The Berchtesgadener Land Biosphere Region is a member of Nationale Naturlandschaften e.V.. UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, such as the Berchtesgadener Land, are model regions for sustainable development. They aim to successfully balance the interests of the livelihoods of people with those of nature conservation, building on local participation and a knowledge-based approach. more detail
LESS PLASTIC, MORE LIFE: Fighting Single-Use Plastic to Protect Loggerhead Turtles,Italy Caretta caretta, Loggerhead turtle
Istituto Oikos is a non profit organisation that operates in Europe and in the South of the world to safeguard biodiversity and to promote the widespread adoption of more sustainable lifestyles. Istituto Oikos will work in collaboration on this project with local volunteering organisation Caretta Calabria Conservation. more detail
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