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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Conservation projects awarded EUR€175,000
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.
Topher Gaylord new Interim President
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.
The ‘Get Something for Something’ Fundraiser
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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The grant from the EOCA kick started WLT’s support of a new and vital Elephant Corridor project from Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, northern India, where local communities, currently encountering conflict with Elephants and Tigers are very keen to be relocated. As well as providing vital funding for this project the EOCA grant leveraged match-funding from another WLT donor which is testament to the importance of the EOCA’s support.
John A Burton, CEO, World Land Trust