Association for the Defense of Nature

The Association for the Defense of Nature (ADN) was founded in 1986 as a result of the concern of a group of people for the environment. It is a non-governmental organization that aims to protect and study nature in Andorra.[1] The ADN pursues its aims through three basic lines of action: conservation, study and information.

Association for the Defense of Nature
Associació per a la Defensa de la Natura
TypeNon-governmental organization
Area served



ADN carries out direct action of nature conservation:

  • Promotes planning to streamline the human presence (industrial, tourism, etc.) In the Valleys of Andorra.
  • Work for the creation of protected natural areas, suggesting areas, management measures, ways of sustainable use, etc..
  • Vigil for the safeguarding of endangered species, both animal and vegetable.
  • Claim effective solutions to the problems of pollution and waste.
  • Collaborate with other institutions to create, adapt and apply the laws of environmental protection.



ADN contributes to research on the environment and this protection:

  • Promotes and develops scientific basis for conservation actions and proposals.
  • Learn lesser known natural elements of our country, analyzing the situation and proposing measures for their protection.[2]



The ADN is to discover and appreciate nature and therefore:

  • Organizers:

Check educational tours to the mountain and protected natural areas Conferences, symposia and debates. Shares of environmental education with a solid scientific basis, in coordination with other institutions.[3]

  • Edit and spreads:

Informative publications on the natural heritage of Andorra and the need to preserve it. The periodical "Aigüerola".



It is affiliate to BirdLife International.[4] BirdLife is the largest world organization for the study and protection of birds and their habitats.[5]

Maintains contact and exchanges with many international organizations with similar objectives.[6][7]

Participates and organizes symposia and international conferences.[8]


  1. ^ "ADN organitza una projecció de fotografies del sud-est d'Àsia". Diari Bondia Andorra (in Catalan). 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "La petjada ecològica d'Andorra: càlcul i educació ambiental" (PDF). UNESCO Andorra (in Catalan). 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "ADN obre el debat entre el jovent sobre l'alt nivell d'insostenibilitat". Diari Bondia Andorra (in Catalan). 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "L'Associació per a la Defensa de la Natura is the BirdLife Affiliate". Birdlife International. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "About BirdLife". Birdlife International. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Pour un plan global de restauration et de cohabitation avec l'ours dans les Pyrénées". Pays de l'ours (in French). 2010-05-11. Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Les pro-ours se retrouvent en Andorre". Pyréné (in French). 2010-05-11. Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "2010 Any Internacional de la Diversitat Biològica - Programa d'activitats" (PDF). UNESCO Andorra (in Catalan). 2010-05-08. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 23, 2012. Retrieved 2011-04-23.