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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La Sportiva’s Black Friday Sales Turn Green
For the second year in a row, Italian technical footwear, clothing and accessories brand La Sportiva has used its sales during the ‘Black Friday’ weekend to support nature conservation. By donating 20% of the weekend’s income to the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), La Sportiva has been able to boost the funds available to the Association’s conservation projects.
EOCA’s Autumn Conservation Vote Brings Total 2018 Funding To Over €330,000
Following a public vote which reached millions, and a members’ only vote, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce the 5 projects selected to receive funding this autumn. This brings the total number of projects to receive funding from the Association and its members during 2018 to 14, in 12 different countries.
ENO and Stanley 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. 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 Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) and Stanley – a PMI brand, as its Conservation Champions for 2018.
OutDoor 2018 Round Up
Following a successful 4 days at the show, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce having raised over €25,000 for conservation and gained 3 new members.
Amidst the flurry of activity that saw the staging of the 25th OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen last month, there were fundraisers, cocktails, sandals, press conferences and tree celebrations making it one of the most successful ever for the conservation charity.
2 Million Breaths of Fresh Air at OutDoor 2018
EOCA Members have successfully planted over 2 million trees in 2 years, benefitting wildlife, local communities, outdoor enthusiasts and leaving a long and lasting legacy! Celebrating this fundraising for further conservation and the launch of its 100th project are all part of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)’s plans at OutDoor in Friedrichshafen at the weekend.
EOCA Conservation Vote Starts Friday!
The next European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) public conservation vote will be going live in less than 48 hours. Anyone with an interest in conserving threatened wild spaces, species and habitats is being asked to go online and have their say as to which of the proposed nature conservation projects should receive funding of up to €30,000.
Record Breaking ISPO Fundraiser
In a thrilling start to 2018, the fundraiser held on the stand of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) during ISPO last month smashed all previous records for the amount of money raised for conservation.
EOCA at ISPO 2018
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is poised once again to raise funds for vital conservation projects at ISPO at the end of this month. With a stand in the West Entrance, a presence in the new CSR hub in A4, a target of planting 2 million trees by the summer and a conservation fundraiser on its stand, the scene is set for an exciting show.
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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