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EOCA 2 Million Tree Campaign: The First Million Nurturing Saplings.  Photo WeForest To mark and celebrate the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) being 10 years old and having given €2 million to conservation, the Association launched the 2 Million Tree Project as part of ambitious plans to raise enough money to plant / regnerate 2 million trees over the next 2 years.  Following a ruthless selection process and 107 applications for funding last summer, the EOCA is delighted to be able to outline the first 5 projects it will be funding, as well as a project funded by one of EOCA’s members  - which together will plant just over 1,000,000 trees.   In addition, EOCA is launching a public fundraiser, to support an additional project based in Nepal, aiming to add a further 80,00 trees to the total!
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Get Together, Gear and Great Ambition at ISPO 2017 2 Million Tree Campaign Launching a public fundraiser, hosting a get-together and an all important gear sale are just some of the things the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) will be involved in at ISPO next month.
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Funds, Friends and Far-Reaching Ambitions at OutDoor '16 First tree! Funds enough for a new project, three new members and an ambitious scheme to plant 2 million trees around the world were all part of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)’s story at last month’s OutDoor trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany! 


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Celebrating with the planting of 2 Million Trees Replanting Virgin Forest - image Cmelak This is an important year for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).  During 2016, the Association is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and having raised and spent an incredible €2 million on conservation in that time!  To mark these milestones, an ambitious plan to plant or regenerate 2 million trees around the world is being launched at OutDoor.
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Conservation Worth Celebrating at OutDoor 2016 The Fundraiser is always popular! 2016 is a year of celebration for EOCA (European Outdoor Conservation Association). Two important milestones have been reached, new members have joined and there is a large number of events planned at the OutDoor Show next month in Friedrichshafen to mark the successes and continuation of the Association’s good work.... more detail
EOCA Online Conservation Vote now Live! Vote now! The bi-annual European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) public conservation vote has started in earnest and anyone with an interest in protecting or restoring wild spaces, species and habitats is being asked to go online and have their say as to which of the proposed nature conservation projects should receive funding of up to €30,000.

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EOCA at ISPO - Round Up EOCA proudly accept their ISPO Medal of Performance The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) began its tenth anniversary year in style at ISPO, by raising nearly €7000, hosting an After Work get together, and by being supported by members organising other fun and fundraising activities to mark the occasion.

Since EOCA was founded, €1.8 million has been raised and spent on conservation by the Association. This money, raised from and by member companies all operating in the European outdoor industry, has funded conservation projects in 36 different countries around the world, and made a real difference to many landscapes, habitats and local communities.
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EOCA at ISPO - Celebrating 10 Years of Conservation Look out for EOCA's new booth! During 2016, EOCA will be celebrating all that it has achieved in the ten years since the Association was formed. Celebrations will start at ISPO in Munich this month, with new members joining up, an After Work get together, plus fun and fundraising activities to mark the occasion.... more detail
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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