ECOAN is an entity classified as a non-governmental non-profit organization in Peru. Our mission is to conserve the flora and fauna species in danger of extinction and threatened ecosystems, through the protection of biological diversity, the sustainable use of natural resources, restoration of habitats and environmental education. We develop a framework of participation and mutual commitment with the communities and their authorities in local, regional and national spheres.
In ECOAN, we work on the conservation of endangered species, the protection of threatened habitats and the improvement of natural resource use practices. Through Restoration and Reforestation projects with native species, we protect mainly endangered and endemic birds in Andean ecosystems. Our work includes the creation and management of Private Conservation Areas (PCA), management in the creation of Regional Conservation Areas (RCA), implementation of social and environmental projects in National Protected Areas (NPA) by the State, and reforestation programs, monitoring and improvement of the quality of life in peasant and native communities.
In our work philosophy, we involve people related to our work areas to achieve real and constant success. Through training in sustainable management of natural resources, we help communities to improve their productive capacity, locate themselves in better markets and adequately use forest and wetland resources, as well as opt for alternative, native and environmentally friendly crops. We develop ecotourism programs in our networks of Conservation Areas and we encourage communities to be part of this process.
Likewise, we conduct research and monitoring of our protected species and the environmental services provided by the forests and wetlands.