The PanEco Foundation campaigns for endangered species and habitats. We are committed to ensuring that nature is conserved in all its diversity, that people deal with the environment responsibly and carefully and we are also committed to fighting the causes of climate change.
Species and nature conservation
Where do we conserve nature and species in our projects?
- The Thurauen Nature Centre run by PanEco is the gateway to the biggest floodplain in the Swiss Plateau. The renaturation of the Thur means a little piece of wilderness has been created since 2008. A pasture landscape of 400 hectares which the river itself can now shape again. Although seven years is a very brief moment for nature, the Thurauen floodplain has already changed considerably. Natural riverbanks have emerged which, for example, now provide the kingfisher and little ringed plover with suitable breeding grounds again and supply sufficient food for waders.
> Thurauen Nature Centre project
- The Berg am Irchel Bird of Prey Sanctuary – in addition to its main activity of looking after birds and returning them to the wild – is also occasionally committed to protecting the habitats of indigenous birds of prey.
.> Berg am Irchel Bird of Prey Sanctuary project
- The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme SOCP was founded by the PanEco Foundation. For more than 15 years it has been focused entirely on protecting the endangered orangutans and their habitat, the tropical rainforest. With monitoring work, mapping, research and lobbying, PanEco is active locally to bring about the implementation of Indonesian nature conservation laws and to initiate and establish new nature reserves.
> SOCP – Rainforest Conservation project
- With the Sustainable Palm Oil pilot study launched in 2008, PanEco was able to prove that successful organic cultivation of palm oil plantations is possible on degraded land.
> SOCP – Sustainable Palm Oil Study project