Join the Public Conservation Vote!

Release date: 24 February 2012

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.
 
Join in and have your say!
Join in and have your say!

Following a total of 31,000 votes across Europe last year and 74 application for funding this year, EOCA is again working with several magazines, which will be showcasing the shortlisted projects and asking readers to choose the projects they feel are most deserving of funding.

Divided into 3 categories – nature, outdoor and alpine, the public will be able to vote for one project in each category during March, with the results being announced online during April, and officially announced, along with projects chosen by EOCA members, at the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen in July. With 100% of funds raised through trade shows and membership fees going directly into conservation projects, EOCA and its members also hope by the summer show to be able to announce the raising of its first €1 million since its inception just 6 years ago.


 
Everyone can get involved
Everyone can get involved

For more information on the projects in each category and to vote click here where you can either vote immediately, or follow a link to the magazine partners’ websites and vote on their sites and in their languages. The voting dates for each category are as follows:



Nature Category National Geographic, Germany 24 Feb- 1 April
Outdoor Category TGO (UK), Wider (France), LIFT/Bike & Trekking (Netherlands) 1-22 March
Alpine Category Alpin (Germany) 13-27 March


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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