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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2014 Conservation Round Up
Building on the massive growth of membership in 2013, 2014 has been another incredible year for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). Big strides have been made in what the European outdoor Industry has achieved in the name of conservation.
First UK Retailer Joins EOCA as the Association Continues to Grow
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to welcome its first UK retailer into membership. George Fisher Ltd, based in Keswick, has led the way in becoming the first retailer in the UK to contribute to conservation work around the world via EOCA. In addition, new members have been welcomed into all of EOCA’s membership categories over the summer.
EOCA OutDoor 2014 Roundup – Record Levels of Funds Raised!
OutDoor 2014 proved to be an incredibly fruitful show for EOCA. Thanks to the huge support and generosity of its members, EOCA was able to hold its most successful Conservation Fundraiser ever, raising nearly €31,000 during the four days of the show. That is enough to fund an extra entire conservation project this year.
Maruba Sports Publishers, Klean Kanteen and Roc Noir Named as EOCA Conservation Champions!
Every year, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) gives the ‘Conservation Champion’ award to members that have gone ‘the extra mile’ to support conservation through the Association. It is about members taking the initiative to raise money and awareness of the Association, in order to make a positive difference for conservation. EOCA is delighted to name Maruba Sports Publishers, Klean Kanteen and Roc Noir as its Conservation Champions for 2014.
Sustaining Members step up to multiply Industry's impact on Conservation
A select number of members of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) have underlined their increasing commitment to the growth of the Association by becoming its first ‘Sustaining Members’. Seven member companies have signed a declaration at the OutDoor international press conference pledging to support the Association from January 2015 to the tune of an extra €10,000 per year for the next three years, over and above their annual membership fee. This money will be used to finance the running of the Association and support its sustainable growth.
Three new members and some Expert Advice!
As interest in the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) continues to grow, the Association is delighted to welcome 3 new members and an additional Scientific Advisor into the fold. This brings to 13 the number of new members that have joined the organisation since January 1st meaning there are currently 120 organisations in the outdoor industry engaging with conservation in this way.
Pacsafe and Osprey Europe Top Out as Summit Members of EOCA!
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that both Osprey Europe and Pacsafe have each committed to sponsor a conservation project through EOCA, and so become Summit Members. Through tailor-made environmental giving programmes provided by the Association, they will be providing invaluable funding for hands-on conservation of species of particular relevance to their organisations.
Conservation Success at ISPO!
The European OutDoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is celebrating several successes at ISPO this year. Eight new members were welcomed to the association, and over €8000 was raised for conservation during the 4 days of the show.
EOCA Raising Funds for Conservation at ISPO!
EOCA is hoping to raise a record amount of funding for conservation during ispo this year. Events held on the EOCA stand, and by their partners at the show aim to create a significant boost to the amount of money put into conservation projects by the association during 2014.
A Flying Start to 2014 for EOCA!
Following its 39% growth in membership in 2013, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to start 2014 in a similar fashion! Three new members joined the association on 1st January, all commited to help fund vital conservation of outdoor spaces around the world.
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The grant from the EOCA kick started WLT’s support of a new and vital Elephant Corridor project from Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, northern India, where local communities, currently encountering conflict with Elephants and Tigers are very keen to be relocated. As well as providing vital funding for this project the EOCA grant leveraged match-funding from another WLT donor which is testament to the importance of the EOCA’s support.
John A Burton, CEO, World Land Trust