25 Oct Help to secure a 60,000 Euro funding award to save Scotland’s mountain paths
WE NEED YOUR VOTES
The European Outdoor Conservation Trust (EOCA) has shortlisted OATS and Mountaineering Scotland’s It’s Up to Us Campaign as one of just two international conservation projects that could be awarded 60,000 Euros.
Following a rigorous selection procedure for this award, EOCA has put their shortlisted projects for 2023 into two categories – Forest and Wild Places.
It’s Up to Us is one of four projects to be shortlisted in the Wild Places category, a varied selection of projects, all working to protect valuable biodiversity and precious habitats in wild places and landscapes around the world. It is the only UK project selected in both categories!
As they can not fund all the short-listed projects, they are leaving it to the voting public to choose one in each category to receive 60,000 Euros.
It’s now down to our supporters to vote
Please vote, share and ask all your mountain path and outdoor-loving friends and family to help boost our fundraising appeal to repair the badly eroded path on An Teallach. We need to raise £300,000 to complete the renovation project to the 3km of path and surrounding habitat.
It really is up to us
Go to the EOCA website now and find It’s Up to Us in the ‘Wild Places’ category – https://www.eocaconservation.org/our-projects/project-voting/. There is a quick and easy registration process before you vote.
Votes close at 12.00 midday GMT / 13.00 CET on Wednesday 1st November 2023.
Extract from EOCA website:
It’s Up To Us! – An Teallach, Scotland
An Teallach’s deep corries, sheer cliffs and jagged ridge were fashioned in the last ice age. It has outstanding examples of glacial and periglacial landforms and supports a variety of upland heath and grassland habitats with nationally rare plant species. Through this project, Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland and project partners Mountaineering Scotland, will bring together those who care for mountains and conservation to help fix the erosion scars on the An Teallach Site of Special Scientific Interest, through path restoration using natural local rock materials. The 1250m of upland path and 1300m of light touch path works will protect the hill from further loss of biodiversity and allow habitat recovery in the eroded area. The project will use habitat restoration techniques to recover 4.95 acres of the lost upland peatland habitats.