Past Projects - 2022/23

Please see below for details of past projects supported by EOCA, along with updates following the work that was carried out.
Drop by Drop, Italy Project area
Salviamo l’Orso (Save The Bear) is an association of volunteers that aims to carry out practical actions to save the Marsican brown bear (Ursus arctos marsicanus) from extinction and is becoming a reference point for the public who cares about bear conservation issues. more detail
Coral, Climate, Community: Protecting a Fragile Ecosystem, Philippines COT control
People and the Sea is supporting coastal communities in the Philippines to sustainably manage and benefit from their vital marine resources. People and the Sea aims to improve local livelihoods and protect marine biodiversity through a range of community-led initiatives focused on waste reduction, sustainable fishing, marine research, youth education and the economic resilience of coastal communities. more detail
Protecting Biodiversity in the Odiel Marshes, Spain Collared pratincole. Photo credit Daniele Dessì
With birds as a flag, SEO / Birdlife focuses on conserving biodiversity with the participation and involvement of society. more detail
Saving Marion Island's Seabirds Marion Island
The Mouse-Free Marion project aims to restore the critical breeding habitat of over two million seabirds on Marion Island in the sub-Antarctic by completely eradicating mice from the island. more detail
Strengthening Human-Elephant Coexistence, Ghana Forest Elephants
Conservation Alliance International (CA) aims to improve wildlife and habitat management, and create wealthier healthier communities for local people and visitors. Its purpose is to empower communities in Africa to lead in biodiversity conservation and create opportunities for economic growth.
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Maloti-Drakensberg’s Vanishing vultures, South Africa Lesotho, Kingdom of the Bearded Vulture
Endangered Wildlife Trust was founded in 1973 and operates throughout southern and East Africa, focusing on the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems.
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Coral for the Climate! Coral Reef Ecosystem Expansion, Zanzibar Surveying the damaged reef
Africa Foundation aims to nurture, restore and protect wild landscapes and seascapes by empowering the communities that are the custodians of these systems.
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Reducing Plastic Pollution in San Quintín Bay, Mexico The scale of the problem
Terra Peninsular, A.C. is a non-profit civil association with activities in favor of the conservation of Baja California's ecosystems, sustainable management of the region's natural resources, protection of flora and fauna, and promotion of community participation.
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Critical Habitat Restoration for the Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Ecuador Male Umbrella Bird. Photo Maxine Aliaga
Fundación para la Conservación de los Andes Tropicales (FCAT) is a grassroots Ecuadorian NGO dedicated to empowering local communities to restore vanishing forests and conserve endangered species.
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Feel Good at "Talgud": Practical Nature Conservation, Estonia Black Stork nest
Estonian Fund for Nature (SA Eestimaa Looduse Fond; stands for the preservation of natural diversity. It keeps an eye on the Estonian government in their processes of drawing up environmental regulations and of compiling development plans, participates in and convenes with different parties to plan discussions, restores damaged areas, and advises on sustainable management practices.
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Community Loggerhead Conservation, Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde Hatchlings trapped in marine debris
Cabo Verde Natura 2000 defends the environment, the conservation of natural resources and their ecosystems, the promotion of sustainable development and the preservation of the historical and archaeological heritage in the Cape Verde archipelago.
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Fell Care Days including Great Cumbrian Litter Picks, UK Fell Care Day
Friends of the Lake District aims to: care for the scenic beauty, rich wildlife and historic heritage of our county’s landscapes; ensure Cumbria's landscapes are passed on to future generations in as good or better condition than they are now; and encourage people to appreciate our special county – everyone has a right to enjoy Cumbria’s magnificent landscapes.
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The Plasticfree Peaks CleanUP Tour 2022, Germany & Austria Photo credit:
Patron’s mission through its initiative Plasticfree Peaks is to take an active role in the protection, restoration, and conservation of wild spaces by actively fighting plastic pollution. Their goal is to inspire action, and to awaken the protective instinct that lives in each of us.
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Zero Waste Mountain, France Stop Waste Tour credit Yann Lamaison
Mountain Riders is a non-profit organisation promoting ecological transition in the mountains since 2001. It works with citizens, pupils, companies, or ski resorts all around France to sensitize them about sustainability in the mountains and help them to improve their practices through pedagogical tools and concrete actions.
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CleanALP - Protect and clean our mountains, Italy Rubbish found in remote places
The European Research Institute (ERI) is a non-profit organisation that works to promote research and experimentation for innovation in scientific and social fields. Its main objective is to improve the environment, economic, and cultural conditions of European citizens and promote respect for the territory and the living being. more detail
 Let’s Do It Ourselves (DIO) - Protecting and Enhancing our outdoor playgrounds Trail Clean (Photo credit: Sam Dugon)
Trash Free Trails (TFT) is a community-focussed, non-profit organisation; a positive call to arms for riders, runners, and roamers alike. TFT exists to protect our trails and the wild places they take us, and they are starting with single use pollution (aka; Litter!). more detail
 Conservation of Ringed Seals, Lake Saimaa, Finland Ringed seal (Image: Eero Korhola)
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
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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