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EOCA celebrates tree planting milestone

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has announced it has successfully planted more than two million trees in the last two years, surpassing the target it set as part of a project launched to celebrate having raised €2 million for conservation projects since its creation a decade earlier.

The ‘2 Million Tree Project’ was unveiled at the OutDoor exhibition in Friedrichshafen in 2016. It was launched to mark EOCA’s achievements since its launch in 2006. 

The group has now contributed to the planting of 2,081,276 trees. This has included rewilding projects in Scotland, Spain and Romania; forest restoration in Kenya, Malawi, Borneo, Uganda and India; and replanting of mangroves in Madagascar and Indonesia. EOCA members like VF, WL Gore, Marmot and KEEN have also been involved in tree planting projects. 

EOCA has said that when tree planting projects prior to 2016 are included, a total of 2,668,722 trees are now standing that would not otherwise exist. 

The organisation is also celebrating having funded more than 100 conservation projects around the world since 2006. The 105 projects are spread across 53 different countries and involve issues like wilderness protection, removal of invasive species, reducing poaching, marine litter and climate change. It has put over €2.4 million into these projects thanks to the support of its members from across the outdoor industry. 

At the forthcoming OutDoor exhibition (June 17-20), EOCA will present its newest projects and will hold its regular Conversation Fundraiser. In addition, a number of EOCA members, including Bergans of Norway, KEEN, Ternua and The North Face, will be working to raise further funds. 

Tanya Bascombe, joint general manager of EOCA, said: “The achievements we will be celebrating at OutDoor have only come about through the steadfast and continued support of our members.   The amount that has been raised through the Association is testament to what an industry can do by working together when the issues faced are so much greater than each individual”.

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