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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EOCA Celebrates a Record Number of New Members, Supporting Conservation Together Newest Members The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has been delighted to welcome 23 new companies into membership already during 2019 – more than in any other single year in the history of the association. This brings the total number members to 150 and will make a significant difference to the number of hands-on conservation projects the association can support. more detail
Single-Use Plastic Waste Reduction Success at OutDoor by ISPO Provide a source of drinking water: EOCA Plastic Pledge The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) was delighted to see the effects of the launch of its Plastic Pledge during the recent 4 day OutDoor by ISPO trade show in Munich and the reduction in single-use plastic waste it led to.
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Record Amount raised for Conservation at OutDoor by ISPO EOCA Stand Records were broken the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) at the recent OutDoor by ISPO in Munich earlier this month, in terms of the amount of money raised for conservation thanks to the generous donations by members to the Conservation Fundraiser, the number of members organising fundraising events on their own stands for EOCA and new members signing up to the association.

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EOCA Enables European Expansion of the North Face Explore Fund TNF Explore Fund The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that it is working in partnership with The North Face (TNF) to support the brand’s grant funding programme for conservation projects in Europe more detail
EOCA Fundraising for Conservation and Reducing Single-Use Plastic at OutDoor by ISPO. Funrdaiser on Stand The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) looks forward to meeting with many of its members and others within the outdoor industry next week at the OutDoor by ISPO show in Munich. The Association is excited to celebrate its latest successes, present its latest funded conservation projects, raise further funds for conservation and to play a key role in reducing single-use plastic waste generated at the show. more detail
Eight New Members and partners for EOCA EOCA member The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to welcome 7 new members and a trade partner, all committed to conserving the great outdoors. All 8 have signed up to the association since the ISPO show in February, a number specifically joining to support the work of EOCA in tackling Plastic Pollution. more detail
EOCA Conservation Funding Reaches €3 million Mountain clean up This March thousands of outdoor enthusiasts joined European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), and its members, to participate in its annual spring public vote. As a result of the public vote and also the members private vote, six new conservation projects have been selected for EOCA to support. With almost €150,000 being pledged to these six projects, this also marks a new milestone in the history of EOCA – the funding of €3 million in vital conservation projects around the world!
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26 Companies sign EOCA's Plastic Pledge for Tradeshows! Bring it. Use it. Repeat! In an exciting step forwards in the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)’s new focus on tackling plastic pollution, the association has asked exhibitors at this summer’s OutDoor by ISPO trade show to sign up to a pledge to reduce the amount of single-use plastic on their stands at the show. The association is delighted with the reaction, with 26 exhibitors having already signed up to the Plastic Pledge. more detail
EOCA Leads the Industry with Plastic Pledge for Trade Shows Bring it. Use it. Repeat! In an exciting step forwards in the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)’s new focus on tackling plastic pollution, the association is asking exhibitors at this summer’s OutDoor by ISPO trade show to sign up to a pledge to reduce, if not eliminate, the amount of single use plastic at the show.
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New Public Fundraiser for EOCA Doing your bit!  Image Surfrider Foundation Europe As part of its newly-launched focus on plastic clean-up, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has launched a public fundraiser to raise money to help reduce single use plastic.  The project, part of Surfrider Foundation Europe’s ‘Ocean Initiatives’ programme will work to raise awareness and educate thousands of people through waste collection and clean-up events.
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EOCA Public Vote Underway Vote now! The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has launched the first of its two annual public online votes to help it choose which conservation projects to support, and will run to midday (GMT+1) on 11th April.
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EOCA at ISPO 19 - Round Up A busy stand! Munich covered in 25cm of snow proved to be the perfect platform for EOCA as it launched its new 2 year focus and raised €19,000 for conservation during ISPO 19

Thanks to the generosity of EOCA’s members, the Conservation Fundraiser boasted its largest number of items yet - with offerings from hammocks to skiwear, mugs to climbing harnesses and everything in between. In addition, Bergans of Norway, Klean Kanteen and Ternua held fundraisers on their stand to benefit EOCA. With a generous top up from ISPO, EOCA was delighted to raise a total of €19,000 during the 4 days of the show! 100% of this will be spent on the conservation projects EOCA supports this coming year.
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EOCA Conservation at ISPO: Fundraising and Forwards to the Future EOCA at ISPO Looking forwards to a cold and snowy ISPO in Munich at the end of the week, there is much news from the European Outdoor Conservation Association to melt even the largest icicles.  The Conservation Fundraiser is back with fundraising efforts around the show, a Happy Hour and the launch of EOCA’s new focus are helping to shape a busy few days to come.
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Thank you ever so much for your help and the support of EOCA - the association is a wonderful idea and clearly has huge potential to do good.
Dr Philip McGowan, Director, World Pheasant Association