Proyecto AVE (a.s.b.l) is the Luxembourg adaptation of an initiative that originated in the remote rainforests of deepest Venezuela. In 2002, the Passariello brothers, journalists, and wildlife photographers decided to build a photographic and audio-visual archive of native, endemic, and endangered flora and fauna in a country known worldwide for its gigantic biodiversity.
Throughout this adventure, which extended to Colombia, Brazil, the Guyanas, and South Florida, the biological diversity of these countries was documented in order to produce educational content that eventually resulted in the publication of 4 books on Neotropical ornithological fauna, dozens of educational campaigns, photographic exhibitions and perhaps one of the most important achievements and without precedent in the region, the creation of the Mobile School of Alternative Environmental Education (UMIAA) according to its acronym in Spanish; More than 300 educational workshops were given to indigenous and peasant communities to whom vital information was transmitted for eco-sustainable and harmonious development with the environment.
20 years later, Proyecto AVE begins activities in Luxembourg, with the vision of giving continuity to this important work in favour of environmental education, now, with the vision of building its own archive on European biological diversity and continue promoting through photography, green thinking and thus continue to narrow the gap between man and his natural environment.
Luxembourg will be in the coming years the operational centre from which we will activate our strategies and educational plans that we hope will bear as much fruit as in America, where we left an indelible mark that for years will leave a record of commitment to education in the service of a better understanding of nature and its importance for humanity.
We trust that our experience and the alliance we are establishing today with Batiment 4 will allow us to complement the efforts of thousands of people who have dedicated their lives to research and the dissemination of scientific knowledge and to contribute our grain of sand in favour of the construction of new ways of relating to nature, promoting the idea of a world that is increasingly eco-friendly and aware of the importance of living in harmony with the environment.