Alpine


This category contains those projects located in some of the tallest, steepest, coldest, most inaccessible and most breathtaking areas of the world. See below for the projects which are asking for your help in gaining support from the European Outdoor Conservation Association this year.
 
Please read though the details of the projects looking for your vote, and then select the one you would like to receive funding from EOCA this year. A difficult choice as they are all very worthwhile projects!

This category of projects is also being supported by Mountainblog and you can visit their website, read about the projects in Italian and vote here.

Voting in this category runs from 22nd September to 6th October 2014.

 

Looking For Your Support


Conservation of Rwanda’s chimpanzees

Website: http://rwanda.wcs.org/

Nyungwe National Park, is a globally important montane rainforest covering over 1000 km2 with 13 species of primates, including the endangered eastern chimpanzee which has a population of about 400. Key threats are forest loss, degradation and fire, often started accidentally by people collecting honey, or harvesting forest products. Chimpanzee tourism provides key income to the park; however it is currently focussed on one group in an isolated forest fragment, putting stresses on this small population. This project aims to secure the long term sustainability of chimpanzee tourism in Nyungwe by establishing great ape tourism best practices and creating 20km of trails and 2 campsites to facilitate access to other chimpanzee groups in the main forest block of Nyungwe. It will also restore 30 hectares of chimpanzee habitat degraded by fire through assisted natural regeneration, support fire prevention and readiness meetings and organise school visits to promote awareness.

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Conserving Red Pandas,  Nepal

Website: http://redpandanetwork.org/

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Glen Affric Forest Landscape Project, Scotland

Website: treesforlife.org.uk

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Mountain Forests Catalonia 2015

Website: http://www.projecteboscos.cat

Offering outdoor users a new vision of the outdoors through real experiences working with professional foresters and conservationists. This project will fund 9 weeks of volunteer work in the Catalan Pyrenees and include activities such as forest thinning and restoration, path restoration, native tree replanting, canal restoration and bio-engineering work against erosion.

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Red panda and Tourism in the Darjeeling Himalayas

Website: WWW.atree.org

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Restoring Roaches Footpaths, UK

Website: http://www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk

The 400 hectare Roaches Estate in the Peak District National Park is internationally important for its upland wildlife (including red grouse and peregrine) and its rock climbing. It draws over 100,000 visitors, mainly walkers and climbers, and is renowned as a great place for first time climbers and those who are more experienced. However, the area’s popularity has left huge erosion scars on the landscape, disturbing the surrounding habitat as visitors cut new paths to avoid treacherous conditions. Not only are these scars ugly, the loss of habitat is affecting the wildlife population and threatens the water quality of nearby Titteworth reservoir which provides much of the local drinking water. This project will totally reverse the damage, restoring 20km of paths using traditional footpath techniques which will minimise future maintenance. Drainage will be improved and areas re-landscaped to allow areas to recover.

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Wildfjords Restoration, Iceland

Website: www.seeds.is

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If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support our projects, please click the donate button below.
The funding is enabling us to repair a damaged section of the iconic Three Peaks long distance footpath and restore an area of internationally important upland habitat. Voting for our project was a simple but highly effective way for our supporters to show how strongly they felt about improving access and protecting the landscape of this wonderful area. Thank you , EOCA!
Don Gamble, Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust