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The Whitley Fund for Nature

The Whitley Fund for Nature promotes and supports change for the sake of wildlife and the sustainable development of local communities. The WFN Fund raises funds and grants to support the work of proven conservation leaders working in resource-poor countries with rich biodiversity. More about The Whitley Fund for Nature

European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)

There are currently over 150 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. EOCA 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. More about EOCA


MOUNTAIN SAFETY PIONEERS SINCE 1980. At ORTOVOX, everything revolves around protection. Protection in the mountains through innovative products and the sharing of knowledge – and the protection of nature through socially and environmentally sustainable actions. Since 1980, the South German company produces emergency equipment, backpacks and functional apparel made from and with sustainable wool for discerning mountain athletes. Innovative equipment and digital training tools as well as practical courses offered as part of the ORTOVOX SAFETY ACADEMY contribute to saving lives by making mountain sports that much safer.

Based in Munich, Germany, ORTOVOX Sportartikel GmbH has over 120 employees worldwide and is part of Schwanhäußer Industrie Holding GmbH & Co. KG.

 Carpathian Wetland Initiative (CWI)

The Carpathian Wetland Initiative (CWI) is a regional initiative of the Ramsar Convention, which seeks to support, conserve and make judicious use of wetlands in the Carpathians and beyond.

The Carpathians is Europe’s largest mountain area with unique natural areas and biodiversity, as well as the region’s water reservoir. These areas are characterized by a variety of valuable wetlands, such as forest peatlands, swamps and ponds, natural rivers and lakes, springs and wet meadows. At the same time, the rapid economic development of the region leads to significant changes and challenges for these mountain areas.

The NGO Danube-Carpathian Program shares the values ​​of the Carpathian Wetland Initiative and works with CWI to preserve and sustainably develop valuable wetlands in the region. More about the Carpathian Wetland Initiative (CWI).


Eurosite is working to create a Europe where nature is cared for, protected, restored and valued by all. Eurosite does this by providing practitioners with opportunities to network and exchange experience on practical nature management.

We are a network of natural site managers bringing together non-governmental as well as governmental organisations, and individuals committed to our vision. Nature knows no boundaries: we believe the future protection and conservation of Europe’s nature will only be achieved through international cooperation. Read more… 


The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.

The International Renaissance Foundation

The International Renaissance Foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in Ukraine. Since 1990 we have been helping to develop an open society based on democratic values in Ukraine. During its activity, the Foundation has supported about 20 thousand projects, to which more than 60 thousand activists and organizations of Ukraine have joined. The funding amounted to over $ 200 million. Site: