Please see below our press releases, archived by year, so you can see what we have been up to since our start in the summer of 2006.
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Conservation Celebrations at OutDoor
There were celebrations aplenty at the recent OutDoor show. The European OutDoor Conservation Association (EOCA) announced the reaching of its first €1 million for conservation, with funds being raised towards its next €million, new members joining up and a dedication at the Saturday night party from Germany’s top coverband.
EOCA Names its 2012 Conservation Champions
During the infamous OutDoor Party at the OutDoor Show, Friedrichshafen this weekend, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) took to the main stage to announce that they were naming Original Buff, S.A., Wild Roses (International) AG, and Nikwax Ltd as their three 2012 Conservation Champions.
2012 Conservation Projects from EOCA
Following 74 project applications for funding this year, National Geographic Germany, Alpin (Germany), TGO (UK), Lift (Netherlands), Bike & Trekking (Netherlands) and Wider (France) all published details in their magazines and online to encourage their readers to vote for their favourite project in three separate project categories: nature, outdoor and alpine.
EOCA OutDoor Celebrations
This July is going to be a game of two halves for EOCA: celebrating reaching the first €1 million for conservation and fundraising for the second!
Newly Appointed Scientific Panel for EOCA
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce the appointment of a Scientific Panel of experts, to assist with the selection of conservation projects. Four eminent scientists, well regarded for their expertise in four different areas of conservation have kindly agreed to form the panel.
55,000 Votes for Conservation!
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to be able to announce the three conservation projects chosen by the public to receive funding from the association this year. A staggering 55,263 votes were cast to select these three projects from the shortlisted projects which appeared online and in magazines across Europe.
EOCA has KORS for Celebration!
In an exciting new development, EOCA are delighted to announce that it has received confirmation of its first donation from a member of the 1% for the Planet organisation.
New Leaders for Conservation
Following the untimely death of Holger Bismann, Managing Director of Patagonia Europe and President of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) last autumn, the association is pleased to announce two new leaders who have agreed to steer the association until the Annual Assembly in July. At the Annual Assembly, there will be a formal discussion followed by a vote to approve the changes.
EOCA on Top of the World as it Announces Rune Gjeldnes as its Newest Ambassador!
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that Rune Gjeldnes has agreed to become its newest Ambassador, promoting the work of the association. Rune was approached about the role by Bergans of Norway, one of his sponsors and an active and supportive member of EOCA. In his new role, Rune will be a passionate advocate for the work that EOCA and its members achieve in supporting the conservation of threatened wild spaces worldwide.
Join the Public Conservation Vote!
With record numbers of applications this year for the European Outdoor Conservation Association’s (EOCA) funding round, the association is now asking the public to get involved in helping decide which conservation projects to support in 2012.
Conservation Success at ISPO Munich
Following a snowy, but extremely busy ISPO, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce the raising of over €6,500 during the show to support projects in 2012.
Bikes, Bags and Breakfast Smoothies
With the countdown to raising the first €1 million ticking ever faster, there are numerous ways of helping the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) edge ever closer to their goal at ispo this year.
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"Support from The North Face Explore Fund via EOCA has completely transformed our Project. We have hired two new staff members, expanded our volunteer programme, supported the regeneration of tens of thousands of native trees, hosted new primary schools and restored an upland peat bog. Over the past 12 months we have made impressive progress towards our long-term goal of restoring 630 hectares of wild native woodland in the Lake District National Park. Support from EOCA has raised our ambition. We now have our sights set on even larger scale restoration of native woodlands and other wildlife habitats. "
Dominick Spracklen and John Hodgson, Restoring Hardknott Forest, University of Leeds