Six winning projects will be receiving funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (Eoca), following the public and private votes that were held this autumn. The six winning projects are: Clean Up Chandriagiri to Campadevi Trail, Nepal – nominated by Rab; Protect the Clouded Leopard, Nepal – nominated by Lowe Alpine; Angofa Grassland Restoration and Nature Trail, Romania – nominated by Vaude; Mountain Clean Up Tour 2020, Switzerland – nominated by Transa; Clean Up Himalaya to sustain High Altitude Heritage, Nepal – nominated by Grangers; and Protection of Critical Orang Utan Habitat, Indonesia – nominated by Keen.
The above projects were selected through 31,570 votes cast by the public and the 49 cast by Eoca's members.
Nine more projects have been shortlisted and are still looking for funding. The nine shortlisted projects are: Prevention of Human-Wildlife Conflict, Tanzania – nominated by Proagencies; Free Ranging Rhinos Forever, Namibia – nominated by Unterwegs; Protecting Newborn Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Cabo Verde – nominated by Goal Zero; Reforestation of 10,00 trees, Ecuador – nominated by Gregory; Conservation of the Maroon fronted parrot, Mexico – nominated by Snugpak; Protecting the Forest Frontier, Cambodia – nominated by Icebug; Solving Human Bear Conflict in Vayots Dzor, Armenia – nominated by Nikwax; Clean Up Synevyr National Nature Park, Ukraine – nominated by Schöffel; and Cleaning and Restoration of Coastal Lagoons, Uruguay – nominated by Paramo.
The companies that are interested in completely or partially funding any of the nine remaining projects can contact Eoca directly at email@example.com for further details.