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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 insideoutdoor.eu 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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2014 Conservation Round Up Image John Fleetwood 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.
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First UK Retailer Joins EOCA as the Association Continues to Grow George Fisher Ltd become first UK retailer to join EOCA 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. more detail
EOCA OutDoor 2014 Roundup – Record Levels of Funds Raised! Conservation Fundraiser at EOCA's stand
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.
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Maruba Sports Publishers, Klean Kanteen and Roc Noir Named as EOCA Conservation Champions! Klean Kanteen named as EOCA 2014 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. more detail
Sustaining Members step up to multiply Industry's impact on Conservation All our Sustaining Members 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.
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Three new members and some Expert Advice! Always moving onwards 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.


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Pacsafe and Osprey Europe Top Out as Summit Members of EOCA! Sea Turtle Conservation (photo credit Widecast) 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. more detail
Projects, People and Presidents - EOCA Spring Vote 2014 Roundup Bla Bheinn.  Image Ken Paterson Following an exciting couple of weeks during the annual European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) public conservation vote, 53,000 votes were cast, over 10 million consumers were reached and support from unlikely places was registered – including from the President of Costa Rica!
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Conservation Success at ISPO! Happy Hour at ISPO.  Photo insideoutdoor.eu 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.
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EOCA Raising Funds for Conservation at ISPO! Happy Customers at ispo 2013 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.
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A Flying Start to 2014 for EOCA! Looking forwards ... 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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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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Thumbs Up for New Section of Three Peaks Route Snowy Ingleborough.  Photo Gill Pinkerton A new section of the iconic Three Peaks route in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is now open for business.
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EOCA Ambassador Rune Gjeldnes awarded The Mungo Park Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society Rune is awarded the Mungo Park Medal EOCA Ambassador Polar explorer Rune Gjeldnes was awarded The Mungo Park Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, on 14 June, at Perth Concert Hall. This is the first time since Thor Heyerdal received the medal in 1950 that a Norwegian has been so honored. In addition Rune was granted Honorary Membership of the Society.

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Envirotrek Litter Pick in the Peaks - Light Switches, Wheelbarrows and Dog Poo Bags Hard at work Have you ever wondered what sorts of things people are prepared to ditch on their walks out in the wild? Apart from the usual sweet and crisp wrappers, I mean? Well the proof was in the pudding - or rather, in the large number of biodegradable bin bags - filled at the last ‘Envirotrek’ of a series run across Europe over the summer by Dutch non profit organisation and 2012 EOCA grant recipient, Respect the Mountains.
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Conservation Celebrations at OutDoor Glasses Galore! There were celebrations aplenty at the recent OutDoor show. The European OutDoor Conservation Association (EOCA) announced the reaching of its first €1 million for conservation, with funds being raised towards its next €million, new members joining up and a dedication at the Saturday night party from Germany’s top coverband.
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EOCA Names its 2012 Conservation Champions Conservation Champions Take to the Main Stage! During the infamous OutDoor Party at the OutDoor Show, Friedrichshafen this weekend, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) took to the main stage to announce that they were naming Original Buff, S.A., Wild Roses (International) AG, and Nikwax Ltd as their three 2012 Conservation Champions. more detail
2012 Conservation Projects from EOCA Wolves - Karel Broz (Hnuti Duha) Following 74 project applications for funding this year, National Geographic Germany, Alpin (Germany), TGO (UK), Lift (Netherlands), Bike & Trekking (Netherlands) and Wider (France) all published details in their magazines and online to encourage their readers to vote for their favourite project in three separate project categories: nature, outdoor and alpine.
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EOCA OutDoor Celebrations OutDoor, Messe Friedrichshafen This July is going to be a game of two halves for EOCA: celebrating reaching the first €1 million for conservation and fundraising for the second!
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EOCA Celebrates: One Million Euros and Four Million Consumers! Celebrate! Following the achievements of 2011 was always going to be tough. Yet this July at OutDoor, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) stands proudly with more successes to report - and more than was ever imagined 12 months ago.
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Newly Appointed Scientific Panel for EOCA Professor Charles Sheppard The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce the appointment of a Scientific Panel of experts, to assist with the selection of conservation projects. Four eminent scientists, well regarded for their expertise in four different areas of conservation have kindly agreed to form the panel. more detail
55,000 Votes for Conservation! Surfers Against Sewage - Beach Clean The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to be able to announce the three conservation projects chosen by the public to receive funding from the association this year. A staggering 55,263 votes were cast to select these three projects from the shortlisted projects which appeared online and in magazines across Europe. more detail
The Power of Blue - Nadine Horn as EOCA's first female ambassador Nadine Horn Think of a challenge that you have pondered undertaking but decided it was too difficult. Then multiply it by at least 100 and you might come slightly closer to the adventure Nadine Horn, the first female ambassador for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), is planning. more detail
Climbing to greater heights with new EOCA Ambassador Hansjörg Auer Hansjoerg.  Photo:Damiano Levati/TNF The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that top Austrian climber, Hansjörg Auer , has agreed to become the association’s third ambassador.
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EOCA has KORS for Celebration! KORS In an exciting new development, EOCA are delighted to announce that it has received confirmation of its first donation from a member of the 1% for the Planet organisation. more detail
New Leaders for Conservation John Jansen Following the untimely death of Holger Bismann, Managing Director of Patagonia Europe and President of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) last autumn, the association is pleased to announce two new leaders who have agreed to steer the association until the Annual Assembly in July.  At the Annual Assembly, there will be a formal discussion followed by a vote to approve the changes. more detail
EOCA on Top of the World as it Announces Rune Gjeldnes as its Newest Ambassador! Rune Gjeldnes - Polar Explorer The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that Rune Gjeldnes has agreed to become its newest Ambassador, promoting the work of the association. Rune was approached about the role by Bergans of Norway, one of his sponsors and an active and supportive member of EOCA. In his new role, Rune will be a passionate advocate for the work that EOCA and its members achieve in supporting the conservation of threatened wild spaces worldwide.
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Join the Public Conservation Vote! Join in and have your say! With record numbers of applications this year for the European Outdoor Conservation Association’s (EOCA) funding round, the association is now asking the public to get involved in helping decide which conservation projects to support in 2012.
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Conservation Success at ISPO Munich Smoothie bike in action! Following a snowy, but extremely busy ISPO, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce the raising of over €6,500 during the show to support projects in 2012.
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Bikes, Bags and Breakfast Smoothies Pedal your way to a delicious, healthy smoothie! With the countdown to raising the first €1 million ticking ever faster, there are numerous ways of helping the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) edge ever closer to their goal at ispo this year.
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ILAND green technologies SA Power Growth of EOCA iLand logo The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to welcome ILAND green technologies SA, the leading Swiss company in the market of portable solar generators, as its latest member, growing the number of members of the association to 71.
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All the Gear - and no lack of idea Map and compass - your most important bits of kit? Conservation Charity launches Gear section on Website
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Conservation on Ice with Es Tresidder as EOCA’s First Ambassador Ski Mountaineering The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to name Es Tresidder as its first Ambassador. more detail
EOCA pays tribute to association President, Holger Bismann Holger Bismann, an inspiration The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is paying tribute today to its president, Holger Bismann, who passed away this weekend after battling with cancer over the last few months.


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Outdoor Industry raises over €23,000 for Conservation EOCA Conservation Fundraiser draws in a crowd! As the last monies come in from the OutDoor show in July and the figures are added up, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that the industry has raised over €23,000 for conservation. more detail
Wild Roses Brings The Feminine Touch to Conservation Wild Roses Logo Conservation has received a boost on the feminine side today as women-only technical clothing brand, Wild Roses (International) AG has signed up to join the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). Following discussions at OutDoor in Friedrichshafen last month, Wild Roses has already shown excitement and enthusiasm for their new membership, suggesting further fundraising events they wish to undertake for the growing organisation. more detail
Patagonia Europe Named as EOCA Conservation Champion Conservation Champion Logo - and EOCA becomes approved 1% for the Planet Recipient.
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EOCA names Original Buff, S.A. as its first Conservation Champion Conservation Champion Logo During the infamous OutDoor Party at the OutDoor Show, Friedrichshafen this year, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) took to the main stage to announce that they were naming Original Buff, S.A. as their first ever Conservation Champions. more detail
Project Announcement 2011 Oxygen bottles waiting for removal at Everest Base Camp And here it is!  The news you have been waiting for - all 10 projects (which is a record in itself) that EOCA will be supporting in the 2011/12 funding round.
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Events at OutDoor 2011 Beer and Fun at Outdoor! Sandals, Savings and South Pole for Conservation at OutDoor 2011!!

In anticipation of a hectic OutDoor this July, the European Outdoor Conservation Association is asking visitors and exhibitors to take a minute to plan a bit of conservation into their day. more detail
31,000 Votes for Conservation A great step forward for conservation The European Outdoor Conservation Association is celebrating today having seen over 31,000 people across Europe get online and vote for conservation. more detail
European Conservation wrapped up by Original Buff Original Buff supports conservation Funding for conservation projects across Europe has been given a hefty boost today by Original Buff. more detail
Marmot Signs Up! Marmot signs up! Outdoor brand Marmot has signed up to get involved as a member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). more detail
Join the public Conservation Vote! Project Voting Over the next few weeks, thousands of outdoor enthusiasts across Europe will be joining forces to vote for conservation projects worldwide. more detail
A Fistful of Firsts for Outdoor Conservation A Fistful of Firsts Following a very successful ispo, launching a new identity in a joint party with Patagonia, fundraising with Keen and Berghaus and increasing membership, the European Outdoor Conservation Association is delighted to have been able to clock up some ‘firsts’ from its members as well. more detail
Relaunch Party and Fundraising Relaunch Party The European Outdoor Conservation Association (formerly the EOG Association for Conservation) is relaunching at this year’s ispo with a joint party with Patagonia and fundraising event sponsored by Berghaus. more detail
Conservation by Another Name Conservation by another name Following a vote at its recent Annual Assembly, the EOG Association for Conservation has agreed to move the Association forward through a change of name - to European Outdoor Conservation Association. more detail
€20,000 Conservation Funding Boost Habitat at Pipar Following the most successful series of fundraising events yet, the EOG Association for Conservation is delighted to announce that €20,000 has been raised in aid of conservation at this summer’s OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Every last cent will be put straight into conservation projects in 2011.
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Gear, Beer and Meltdown at OutDoor! Makay Nature Project With anticipation of the rush and bustle around a show like OutDoor, the EOG Association for Conservation is asking visitors and exhibitors to take a minute to plan a bit of conservation into their day.
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2010 Conservation Projects Announcement 2010 Projects Following a tense battle between the projects on the shortlist, it came down to the final member vote to decide which projects were going to be supported by the EOG Association for Conservation in 2010!
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Outdoor Industry Conservation Charity joins IUCN News Image Holder Following a lengthy and detailed application process, the EOG Association for Conservation is thrilled to announce that it has been admitted into membership of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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Make yourself at HOME at ispo News Image Holder The EOG Association for Conservation is thrilled to be able to present the ‘stunning visual portrayal of Earth’ in the film ‘HOME’ by the award-winning French aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
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Celebrating our 50th Member News Image Holder Following a very successful show at OutDoor in Friedrichshafen this summer, the EOG Association for Conservation is continuing to celebrate. Not only have new members joined from as far afield as India and the Ukraine, but the Association has just welcomed its 50th member – and the numbers are still rising!
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New President and Board Members for Conservation Association News Image Holder At the recent Annual Assembly of the EOG Association for Conservation, members voted in a new President and two new Board members with immediate effect.
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Conservation projects awarded EUR€175,000 News Image Holder As a generation we are taking a journey that none of those going before us has had to face – our world is changing quickly, dramatically and possibly irreversibly. An initiative launched in 2006 by the European outdoor sector, the EOG Association for Conservation, is aiming to make a difference. Its key objectives are the preservation of the natural, wild areas that as outdoor enthusiasts, we care so passionately about and to raise awareness within the industry for the need to conserve and protect the environment.
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Topher Gaylord new Interim President News Image Holder The EOG Association for Conservation has announced that Topher Gaylord, President VF Outdoor and Action Sports International, (The North Face, Vans and Reef brands), based in Italy has agreed to become Interim President.
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The ‘Get Something for Something’ Fundraiser News Image Holder With the popularity and success of the EOG Association for Conservation Fundraiser at the OutDoor show in summer 2007, which helped to raise an additional EUR€15,000 for projects, the Board of the Association has decided to run the event again.
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All volunteers welcome News Image Holder The EOG Association for Conservation has been set up to provide grants to help conservation projects, but it also hopes to be able to provide a community for the industry and those receiving funding. To further support the projects being funded the Association is pleased to introduce a Volunteering area to the website.
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All change at EOG Association for Conservation News Image Holder In July the EOG Association for Conservation held its first AGM. All members were invited to attend a lunch event which also included announcements of the first conservation projects to receive funding. Presentations were made by three of the five projects being supported during 2007. In this the first year of the existence of the EOG Association for Conservation the not-for-profit organisation has managed to fund five projects to a total of EUR€125,000.
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EUR€125,000 awarded to international projects News Image Holder From the launch of the EOG Association for Conservation the focus has always been to generate enough money to enable the funding of as many key international conservation projects as possible. In its first year the Association has been able to give EUR€125,000 to five diverse and exciting projects. These projects cover many different aspects of conservation from the affects of climate change in Europe’s Mont Blanc Massif and protecting wet land biodiversity in Ireland to ensuring a sustainable form of tourism in Nepal.
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New Year – New Initiatives for the EOG Association for Conservation News Image Holder As the year came to a close the deadline for the first round of EOG Association for Conservation project proposals was reached. The first funding cycle is now truly underway with quite a number of diverse and interesting proposals having been submitted.
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EOG Association for Conservation off to a Fantastic Start News Image Holder As an industry directly linked to the environment, the outdoor sector is only too aware of the pressure that the environment is under. The launch of the new EOG Association for Conservation during the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany was a firm indication from the outdoor industry of its commitment to ensuring that we preserve and protect the outdoor environment for future generations. New President of the EOG Association for Conservation, Hervé Chabert commented after the launch “I felt the launch of the EOG Association for Conservation went extremely well and was clearly well attended. The true success now lies in the number of companies becoming members. We have had a lot of companies saying they will join. This industry seems to be ready for such an initiative, so I’m very optimistic.”
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“The excitement we felt at hearing we had been awarded EOCA funding for the Fix the Fells project has now been matched by our excitement at seeing the completion of the vital path repair works to two of our most stunning Lakeland fells; Scafell Pike and Striding Edge on Helvellyn. Thanks to the money generously given by EOCA these two popular routes are now fighting fit for the future.”

Ruth Kirk, Nurture Lakeland