Welcome to PanEco

PanEco is an international non-profit foundation with headquarters in Switzerland. Our work focuses on nature conservation and environmental education in Indonesia and Switzerland. We implement our own projects and support local partner organisations by technical advice and funding.

Our goals: 

  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Development of professional environmental education 
  • Improvement of the life standard of disadvantaged strata of society
  • Promotion of intercultural exchange

Areas of work in Indonesia:

  • Conservation of Sumatra orangutans
  • Conservation of peat swamp forests
  • Promotion of organic farming
  • Development of eco-tourism

    About the projects

Areas of work in Switzerland:

  • Environmental education in the Zurich Weinland
  • Promotion of global awareness
  • Conservation of birds of prey
  • Intercultural exchange

    About the projects
Naturzentrum Thurauen Sumatranorangutan YEL Ruebisundstuebis


Orangutan rescue taking place in Tripa Peat Swamp Forest

The SOCP Team was heading into the forest to rescue and relocate an Orangutan who trapped in a small pocket of protected forest surrounded by encroaching palm oil plantations. The adult male orangutan has been trapped in over the last months. He has no longer the food to support his existence. See more about the rescue highlights >>

Tripa is on fire!

The Governor of Aceh, Irwandi Yusuf, issued a permit to a local oil palm company, PT Kallista Alam, to convert 1,605ha of deep peat in the Tripa peat swamps into an oil palm plantation. Tripa is on fire right now and those orangutans are disappearing... for more information to help >>

Publication: Developing Palm-oil Production

This publication provides detailed information on the implications of palm-oil production on degraded land. It is based on a unique field project lead by the PanEco Foundation with support of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

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