Landscape Legacy: Fundraiser Project

Help EOCA raise funds for this vital conservation project!

You can get involved and help us protect the loss of biodiversity in a number of different landscapes across the Czech Republic!
 

Volunteering for Healthy Landscapes, Czech Republic

Species decline in the Czech Republic is due to expansion of the cultural landscape, spreading of invasive species and unsustainable agriculture and forestry.

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.

Volunteering
Volunteering
Wild Landscapes
Wild Landscapes

Through this project, Hnuti DUHA will continue to offer its volunteer week programme, with funding from EOCA enabling more weeks to take place, ensuring a larger area can be looked after.

14 week-long events will be organised for 160 participants, over the summers of 2021-22.  Each week will consist of 6 days in nature.  5 days will see participants involved in planting trees, protecting seedlings, removing invasive plants, and renewing peatlands and wetlands. The 6th day will be a guided excursion. An evening programme of educational activities such as lectures and debates will be provided to increase awareness and understanding of the issues facing the local area as well as the envrironment globally. Each event will take place in a selected location facing a specific threat such as a forest dealing with bark beetle, protected areas where wilderness is endangered or agricultural landscapes facing the loss of biodiversity.

 

EOCA Funded Projects Supporting Our Landscape Legacy

 
Volunteering.  Image Ester Dobiasove
Funded: 2021
HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR THIS VITAL PROJECT!!

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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Aerial View Area of Project Photo credit Antonio Márquez and Francisco Quintero
Funded: 2021
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.
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Andean bog habitat
Funded: 2021
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.
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Foulshaw Moss Ospreys
Funded: 2021
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.
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Portofino Marine Protected Area
Funded: 2021
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.
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Rewilding Oder Delta
Funded: 2021
 The Rewilding Oder Delta association aims to promote nature and landscape conservation.
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Restinga
Funded: 2021
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.
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Funded: 2021
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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Narcissi Valley
Funded: 2021
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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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