ECOPROSUISSE

Profile
EcoPro was created in 2002 in Geneva (Switzerland) as a Swiss (NGO) Non-Governmental & (NPO) Non-Profit Organization. It has set up a strategic partnership for social and humanitarian programs with The Sidéco Group of Companies on a per project basis under the name ECOPROSUISSE.

Activities
The combined objective of EcoPro is the active interaction between : Economy – Progress – Ecology – Prosperity. The organization has been involved since 2002 in educational, social and humanitarian projects in South America's Andine region. Working both with local, regional and national Authorities, ECOPROSUISSE has concentrated on environment friendly development projects which favour the indigenous populations in a rapidly changing world.

Cooperation
Some one hundred EcoPro experts function as its independant Advisers to companies, international organizations, foundations or other entities which actively share its objectives or promote its goals on selected projects. A strategic partnership was set up with The Sidéco Group of Companies. On the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and the International Year of Biodiversity, the United Nations organized a high-profile event at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in 2010 : the Jananpacha exhibition was co-sponsored by ECOPROSUISSE with the Ministry of Environment of Peru, under the High Patronage of the Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva and the Ambassador of Peru.

Environment
EcoPro has been active in Latin America since 2002. Home to several of the world's fastest growing economies, this region is also described as being one of the lungs of the world. The Amazon rainforest by itself, represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests and encompasses 1.2 billion acres (7 million km2) with parts located within nine nations, including most of those in which ECOPROSUISSE has been active. The region is home to more than half of the planet's 10 million species of plants, animals and insects. Some experts estimate that one square-kilometre may contain some 90,000 Tons of living plants and some 450,000 species of plants of economic and social interest have been registered in the region so far. One in five of all birds in the world live in the rainforests of Amazon.