The great richness of species is an invaluable resource that is under constant threat. ECOAN identifies key and endangered species that represent their ecosystems systems and we direct conservation efforts to vulnerable populations. Along the mountain chain of the Andes, we conserve flora and fauna by protecting and restoring their habitats.
Andean ecosystems not only harbor incredible biodiversity, they are also a source of important resources such as water. Through the creation of Conservation Areas and large reforestation campaigns we protect areas such as primary forests, basin headwaters and wetlands to preserve water resources and soils. In these processes, we involve local communities in conservation commitments.
The best strategy to conserve nature is to create alliances with local communities. We develop environmental education programs, training for the improved use of resources, alternative energy and sustainable agriculture. Likewise, we encourage ecotourism in our networks of conservation areas and strengthen production capacities in rural areas and native populations.