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To further support the projects being funded by EOCA, we have introduced a Volunteering area to the website. Not only this, but you will also find other conservation organisations we have come into contact with, who are looking for volunteer help.
You can find links to all the organisations we have worked with on their specific project page. Those and others that are definitely keen on volunteer help are listed below:
- Inti Wara Yassi
- Biosphere Expeditions
- Nurture Lakeland
- Snowdonia Society
- Respect the Mountains
This could vary between single, regular work days, internships, or actually full time (voluntary) roles within the organisations.
European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)
Our Vision: The outdoor sector and the millions of people who enjoy the great outdoors are active champions for the conservation of nature and wild places*
EOCA defines 'wild places' as non-urban environments and ecosystems occuring in as natural a state as possible, given the area's location and use. This may include for example moorland, hills, mountains, coasts, rivers, forest, grassland, peatland, lake and ocean areas.
There are currently over 130 members of this 'not-for profit' Association, stretching from Norway to Spain and from the UK across to the Czech Republic. As a charitable organisation directly funding specific projects, the association wants to show that the European outdoor industry is committed to putting something back into the environment, and all working together a real difference can be made.
The projects chosen are as wide ranging as the members. The locations of these projects are not restricted to any geographical boundaries - thus far projects have included the establishment of an environmental trail in Nepal, clean-up operations on a mountain peak in Kyrgyzstan, the protection of brown bears in northern Spain, replanting of native ‘virgin’ forest in the Czech Republic, creation of a trans-boundary hiking trail in Macedonia and Albania, protection of marsh fritillaries in Ireland and the saving of an ancient forest in Sweden from logging.