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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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 Hansj√∂rg 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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Cascade Designs is delighted to be a founding member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association. We hugely value the broad remit to preserve and restore wild places for the betterment of the planet and humanity. In addition we find the 100% application of donations to projects to be refreshingly compelling along with the transparent and efficient project selection process.
Joe Mc Swiney, President Cascade Designs