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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Smartwool and Vaude Named as EOCA Conservation Champions! Conservation Champion Vaude Every year, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) gives the ‘Conservation Champion’ award to members that have gone ‘the extra mile’ to support conservation. The award recognises members that have taken the initiative to raise extra money for and awareness of conservation through the Association. EOCA is delighted to name Smartwool and Vaude as its Conservation Champions for 2015. more detail
Good Things come to Those who Wait – EOCA OutDoor Round Up Raising money for conservation on EOCA's stand Success comes to those who wait, and came in abundance for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) at last month’s OutDoor. Not only did four new organisations sign up to be involved in the Association’s work, but the target of the show to reach €30,000 in fundraising was met as the final donations were counted after the show. more detail
New Leadership for EOCA Anna Maria Rugarli Following a vote at its Annual Assembly last week, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is proud to announce that it has a new president in the form of Anna Maria Rugarli, who will start her new role with immediate effect.
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Fundraising for an extra Project - EOCA at OutDoor 2015 Raising money for conservation on EOCA's stand Every year at the OutDoor trade show, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) holds a fundraiser on its stand to raise money for future projects. The figures for each show have been increasing annually and, as 100% of all money raised wil go directly into hands-on conservation projects, this year EOCA is aiming to raise enough funds to support an entire additional project – equivalent to €30,000.

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Thousands help EOCA choose conservation projects to receive €180,000 CAT Walkers credit Harrison Ooi, MyCAT Many thousands of outdoor enthusiasts have joined European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) members to choose six vital conservation projects for EOCA to fund this spring. In total, nearly €180,000 has been pledged to projects in six different countries, with all funds coming from membership fees and fundraising monies raised from the European outdoor industry. EOCA holds two funding rounds per year, with the second one taking place in the autumn. more detail
Footwear and Festivals – 2 new Members for Conservation Welcome to EOCA! The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is celebrating the arrival of Spring by welcoming two new members to the organisation – Zamberlan and Kendal Mountain Festival – bringing the total number of members to 126.
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More than €8,000 for Conservation is No Mean ‘Feet’ at ISPO Thanks to the SOG and Messe Munich! The total amount collected by EOCA (European Outdoor Conservation Association) from the recent ISPO trade show in Munich came to record €8556 this year. Not only this but four new companies signed up either at the show itself or immediately afterwards, bringing the total number of members of the growing conservation organisation to 125.
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Conservation at ISPO Happy Hour 2014.  Photo Conservation will again be coming to ISPO this winter as the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) prepares to raise awareness of its work and funds for its projects in 2015.
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Amazonian Boost for European Conservation Amazon The New Year has started with a huge vote of confidence for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) thanks to the new membership of its first online retailer, Amazon EU Sarl.
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Trust completes £60k footpath repair work on Skye’s Blà Bheinn Bla Bheinn airlift Contractors have finished restoration work on the 3.8km footpath that rises 928 metres to the spectacular summit of the ‘Blue Mountain’ on the edge of the Cuillin.
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an excellent partner and whose support has enabled us to divert more much-needed funds into local projects.
Dr Matthias Hammer, Biosphere Expeditions