Past Projects - 2021/22

Please see below for details of past projects supported by EOCA, along with updates following the work that was carried out.
Volunteering for Healthy Landscapes, Czech Republic Volunteering.  Image Ester Dobiasove

Since 1998 Hnutí DUHA has been organising volunteering weeks to make it possible for volunteers to get directly involved in conservation whilst learning to better understand nature and the environment. Over the course of 23 years, a total of 2,246 volunteers have spent 77,460 hours working voluntarily to support nature and biodiversity, planting more than 200,000 trees and benefitting numerous meadows, forests, peatlands and other precious habitats and ecosystems.
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Protection, Restoration and Sustainable Management of Biodiverse Rainforest Landscape, Southern Borneo credit Berat Ripoll Capilla/BNF
Borneo’s peatland forests are important for rural communities, biodiversity, and as a globally-significant carbon store, but increasing frequency of wildfires is destroying the forest, damaging human health and causing globally-significant greenhouse gas emissions.  more detail
Improving the Circle of Life in the Central Apennines, Italy
This project aims to increase populations of vultures and other birds in the Velino Mountains in the Sirente Velino Regional Park.  more detail
Empowering women through Orangutan Habitat Restoration and Ecotourism, Indonesia.
The project is addressing the critical threat to the Sumatran Orangutan and other species of global conservation importance that are depending on the integrity of the Leuser Ecosystem and the Gunung Leuser National Park within it.  more detail
Blue Renewable Energy to Restore Coral Reefs, Indonesia
Gili Eco Trust has been replenishing and restoring damaged coral reefs in Gili Matra marine park in Lombok, Indonesia, using different restorative methods for almost 2 decades. Biorocks have shown remarkable success, enhancing coral growth and increasing reef resilience.  more detail
Restoring forests in Vietnam
This project will conserve 630 hectares of natural forest in Van Ho district, Vietnam, home to a diverse range of threatened flora and animals, including the Northern white-cheeked Gibbons.  more detail
Conserving Namibia’s Endangered Desert Elephants
Namibia’s desert elephants are one of two desert elephant populations worldwide, surviving the extreme conditions of Namibia’s arid northwest where annual rainfall averages 150mm. As a keystone species, the elephants’ presence in the desert helps ensure the survival of other species that rely on their feeding habits, water-digging abilities and seed dispersal. They also generate revenue from tourism and create jobs for rural communities.  more detail
Saving La Primavera's Last Wildlife Corridor for Pumas, Mexico Aerial View Area of Project Photo credit Antonio Márquez and Francisco Quintero
CIPAD-Centre for Research and Projects in Environment and Development is an independent organisation based in Jalisco Mexico. It is focused on contributing to conservation and sustainable management of natural capital that results fromsocially equitable sustainable development. more detail
Walk the Trail! Bog Protection in Patagonia, Argentina Andean bog habitat
Banco de Bosques Foundation is non-profit and its purpose is to defend, protect, maintain and develop forests and ecosystems in danger of extinction, whether due to deforestation, clearing or any other reason attributable to man and / or nature, and promote the sustainable management of the natural resources found in them, and the conservation of natural ecosystems. more detail
Bogs: the Best Weapon against Climate Change, UK Foulshaw Moss Ospreys
Cumbria Wildlife Trust is the only voluntary organization devoted solely to the conservation of wildlife and wild places of Cumbria, UK. Their conservation work has created 43 spectacular nature reserves in the county, supporting valuable habitats. more detail
Portofino Seaweed Garden, Italy Portofino Marine Protected Area
Portofino are a society made up of passionate professionals of the sea and the outdoors, committed to promote: education, experiences, emotions, research and communication projects related to the local area, the environment and its sports, with the overall aim to prompt a change towards a better future for us and our planet. more detail
Promoting Wildlife Comeback in Ina river, Poland Rewilding Oder Delta
 The Rewilding Oder Delta association aims to promote nature and landscape conservation. more detail
Removing Biological invasions in Coastal Ecosystems, Brazil Restinga
The purpose of The Horus Institute is to improve the management of invasive alien species, to prevent biological invasions and restore natural ecosystems, while increasing awareness and governance capacity. more detail
ForestSeeders - Restoring Sierra de Lujar
Semillistas' mission is to look after the earth, the community, ensure that rural development is sustainable and undertake opensource biotechnical development.  In particular, stopping desertification and thereby climate change is a particula focus through the reforestation of land destroyed by fire and human action, at the same time as promoting a participative and resilient society.
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 Rescue the "Narcissi Valley", Ukraine Narcissi Valley
The purpose of the NGO Danube-Carpathian Program is to preserve and sustainably use natural heritage, support democratic processes and introduce innovative visions in nature conservation for the 21st century. It is a team of experts and scientists on ecology, conservation biology, sustainable development of natural ecosystems and natural resources and ecological legislation. They carry out research studies, environmental projects implementation, conservation management activities, environmental impact assessment, public campaigns support, work on improving environmental legislation etc.
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Conservation of Ringed Seals, Lake Saimaa, Finland Ringed Seal. Image Ossi Kokki
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.
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Peter Weber, Deutsche Alpen Verein