News Archive

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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2013 Conservation Roundup End of a good year! As the year draws to a close, the outdoor industry can look back with pride at what has been achieved in its name for conservation. The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), a charity bringing together 110 companies working in the industry to raise money to protect, enhance and restore the wild spaces so loved and valued by outdoor enthusiasts has announced what has been acheived in the last 12 months.
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Two new members sign up for conservation Continuing upwards.  Image John Fleetwood Technical footwear company La Sportiva and alternative bottle specialist Klean Kanteen are working together to support conservation by becoming the most recent companies to join the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).
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OutDoor 2013 Round Up - 108 Members and over €100,000 for Conservation EOCA annual Conservation Fundraiser draws the crowds As the dust settles after the OutDoor show, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) can look back at its most successful show to date: €18,000 raised for next year’s conservation projects, six new members signed up during the four days, plus a further 2 since the show ended! Add that to the 23 companies that joined in the first 6 months of this year and you have an association that has grown by over 30% so far this year. more detail
Championing Conservation at OutDoor Celebrate! There was an air of celebration at this year’s OutDoor party in Friedrichshafen as the names of the 2013 Conservation Champions and Summit Members of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) were announced.
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Snow leopards, Orangutans and Mountain Bikers: EOCA conserves wild places for the Outdoor industry Orangutans in Borneo. Photo credit:Thea Powell, OuTrop During the first day of the OutDoor trade fair in Friedrichshafen, the European OutDoor Conservation Association (EOCA) will be unveiling the 8 conservation projects it will be funding this year. In total, €181,000 is being committed to conservation by the association this year, ensuring that vital conservation work can take place around the world.

EOCA, which will also be celebrating signing up its 100th member at the fair, puts 100% of all the membership fees it receives from its members into conservation work, together with 100% of all monies it raises at OutDoor and other shows. Each project that EOCA funds can apply for up to €30,000 for their work.
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EOCA scores its first Century! Photo Credit: Steven France The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that it has now signed up 100 member and partners. This milestone, achieved in just 7 years, will be celebrated at this year’s OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen. more detail
Championing Conservation: EOCA at OutDoor Party! Following a very busy Spring, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is gearing up for some exciting fundraising events and special association announcements at the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen in July.
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Thousands involved in the EOCA 2013 Public Vote for Conservation Târnava Mare The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) public vote has come to a close, after four weeks of intense campaigning and voting. In total 3 projects have been selected to receive funding, 57,000 votes have been recorded and well over 8.5 million people have been reached worldwide! more detail
Boots, Boats, Baselayer, Blinkers BoFs and Blogs for Conservation! Spring Growth The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce another 6 new partners, each of whom have signed up to support conservation in the last 3 weeks!
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Boots, Loot and Lollies for ISPO 2013 Lovely Lollies! Raising funds for conservation will be, as ever, high on the list of priorities for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) at ISPO. To this end, EOCA members have stepped up to help in several events to raise money for projects to be supported in 2013.

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Super Seven Sign Up for Conservation! A great start to 2013! 2013 has got off to a flying start with six new members and one trade association giving their support to the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).
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Dr Matthias Hammer, Biosphere Expeditions