Our goals

We devote a significant part of our lives to actively work on preserving the natural environment.
We are doing this through our PANDO Association, with clear objectives and goals:

  • scientific research;
  • environmental education;
  • ecological restauration;
  • promoting social participation in decision making affecting the natural environment;
  • promoting a sustainable lifestyle;

What does "Pando" mean?

Pando is a colony of approximately 40 000 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees, having the same genetic material. It is located in the state of Utah, United States of America covering 43 hectare. Because of the same genetic material it's regarded as a single organism, with an estimated 80 000 years old root system. It's believed to be the heaviest and one of the oldest organism on Earth.