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Petzl's roots lie in the desire of its founders to serve one passion: exploration. Since its beginnings in caving, the company’s mission has remained constant: to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Today that pioneering spirit, passion for exploration and ethic have not changed. More than forty years later, Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night.

 

Conservation of difficult access ecosystems

© Romain Guenard

Activities involving vertical access often take place in fragile sites of great natural beauty. The Petzl Foundation supports non-profit organizations whose role is to discover and protect biodiversity on cliffs, in caves and in mountain ranges.

Vignette du projet Au chevet des grands séquoïas de Californie

UNITED STATES - HOW CALIFORNIA’S GIANT SEQUOIA RESPONDS TO DRAUGHT

California recently experienced an unprecedented 5-year drought (2012-2016) that led to declining growth rates and increasing mortality levels in many trees and forests (...)

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Vignette du projet Silence !

FRANCE - SILENCE!

Europe’s mountains are easily accessible and have a highly developed infrastructure compared to mountain ranges elsewhere in the world. In these densely populated and highly frequented (...)


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Vignette du projet grand nettoyage au Yosemite

UNITED STATES - YOSEMITE ENJOYS A MAJOR CLEAN-UP

In 2017, they collected more than three tonnes of litter from the trails and the zones around the cliffs. Clean-up operations have also taken place on the famous big wall of El Capitan (...)


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Project thumbnail :FRANCE : HAVENS OF TRANQUILITY IN THE MOUNTAINS

FRANCE - MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS FRANCE, TO PRESERVE THE MOUNTAINS

The Mountain Wilderness France association defends a global approach to the mountains where conservation of the natural environment and improving the economy (...)

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Vignette du projet Écologie verticale

FRANCE - VERTICAL ECOLOGY

The ‘Vertical Ecology’ project, supported by the Écrins National Park and the Alpine Ecology Laboratory, is a botanical study of the origin and evolution of plants in high mountains. (...)

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Project thumbnail : SEEKING THE LAST LOST WORLDS

WORLDWIDE - SEEKING THE LAST LOST WORLDS

The adventurer Evrard Wendenbaum set out on a series of scientific expeditions to discover the last unexplored areas on the planet. His project called "Lost Worlds" aims to gain knowledge of the last remaining biological treasures (...)

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Vignette du projet Des sentiers rénovés pour Indian Creek

UNITED STATES - RENOVATED TRAILS FOR INDIAN CREEK

Climbing sites in Indian Creek and Donally Canyon in Utah are among the most famous in the American West. Due to its popularity with both climbers and hikers (...)

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Working together to protect wild places

UNITED STATES - WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT WILD PLACES

The Conservation Alliance’s mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect threatened, wild places in North America. They collect annual membership (...) 

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Project thumbnail: Vietnam, researchers in the treetops

VIETNAM - RESEARCHERS IN THE TREETOPS

In September 2015, researchers from the Paris Natural History Museum organized a scientific expedition in Vietnam, to the Cuc Phong National Park, which was created in 1962 (...)

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Project thumbnail: Exploration scientifique des karsts Papous

INDONESIA - SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION IN PAPUAN KARSTS

For two months, the Franco-Indonesian expedition Lengguru 2014 explored the heart of theforest of West Papua (Indonesia) (...)


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Project thumbnail : WORKING WITH ARON RALSTON TO PROTECT UTAH'S REDROCK DESERT CANYONS

UNITED STATES - WORKING WITH ARON RALSTON TO PROTECT UTAH'S REDROCK DESERT CANYONS

In 2003, climber, adventurer and wilderness advocate, Aron Ralston was trapped by a falling boulder in Utah's remote Blue John Canyon. (...)

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Project thumbnail : THE MEDITERRANEAN MONK SEAL, AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

MAURITANIA - THE MEDITERRANEAN MONK SEAL, AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

The monk seal, a rare Mediterranean species, is in critical danger of extinction on a world-wide level. (...)

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Project thumbnail : RESEARCH IN THE CAMEROONIAN CANOPY

CAMEROON - RESEARCH IN THE CANOPY

To better understand and protect tropical forests, researchers need access to the canopy. In November 2013, two members of the EnQuête d'Arbres association went to Cameroon (...)

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Project thumbnail : FRANCE: THE BEARDED VULTURE RETURNS TO THE ALPS

FRANCE - THE BEARDED VULTURE RETURNS TO THE ALPS

A magnificent bird with an approximate wingspan of three meters, the bearded vulture was disappearing from the Alps at the beginning of the 20th century, a victim of legends (...)

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Project thumbnail ENCOURAGE RESPECTFUL CLIMBS IN A MAJOR SITE: PIEDRA PARADA

ARGENTINA - ENCOURAGE RESPECTFUL CLIMBS IN A MAJOR SITE: PIEDRA PARADA

In the heart of the Patagonian desert, in the Province of Chubut (Argentina), Piedra Parada, the "stone", rises like a monolith. Behind her, La Buitreta Canyon (...)

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Project thumbnail : MADAGASCAR : EXPLORING THE LAST EDEN OF THE MAKAY

MADAGASCAR - EXPLORING THE LAST EDEN OF THE MAKAY

A mountain range in south-west Madagascar, the Makay is one of the last unexplored areas of the island. To study the exceptional biodiversity of the Makay, two scientific expeditions (...)

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Project thumbnail LIVING WITH THE BONELLI'S EAGLE, AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

FRANCE - LIVING WITH THE BONELLI'S EAGLE, AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

The Bonelli's Eagle, a large bird of prey typically found in Mediterranean regions, has become increasingly rare over the twentieth century. (...) 

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Project thumbnail : ULTIMA PATAGONIA, AN UNDERGROUND SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION DEEP IN CHILEAN PATAGONIA

CHILE - AN UNDERGROUND SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION DEEP IN CHILEAN PATAGONIA

The Madre de Dios archipelago is an exceptional site for scientific research being totally isolated and in an extreme geographic location (...)

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Project thumbnail : REUNION ISLAND: SUCCESSFUL COHABITATION OF TROPICBIRDS AND CLIMBERS

REUNION ISLAND - SUCCESSFUL COHABITATION OF TROPICBIRDS AND CLIMBERS

The White-tailed Tropicbird, emblematic of the Reunion Island, has been dislodged from its usual nesting areas. Indeed, the cliffs where they used to nest were partially covered(...)

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Project thumbnail : KIDS EXPLORE GLACIERS IN AUSTRIA

AUSTRIA - KIDS EXPLORE GLACIERS

The area of the ÖtztalerAlpen is part of the European Union Network Natura 2000. The glaciers here are the second largest in the Eastern Alps. (...)

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Project thumbnail PROTECT BATS WITH CAVERS

FRANCE - PROTECT BATS WITH CAVERS

The Rhône-Alpes region hosts 30 of the 34 species of French bats. Despite its lack of popularity, they are all protected species (...)


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Project thumbnail : PHENOCLIM, A SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM MEASURING CLIMATE CHANGE

FRANCE - PHENOCLIM, A SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM MEASURING CLIMATE CHANGE

Phénoclim invites the public to measure the impact of climate change on the vegetation of the Alps by making simple observations. (...)

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Project thumbnail KENTUCKY : ENSURE ACCESS TO RED RIVER GORGE CLIMBING SITE

UNITED STATES - KENTUCKY: ENSURE ACCESS TO RED RIVER GORGE CLIMBING SITE

The Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition (RRGCC) is a group of climbers that has come together to protect, promote and guarantee responsible climbing (...)

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Project thumbnail : THE VULTURES ARE SETTLING IN THE BARONNIES

FRANCE - THE VULTURES ARE SETTLING IN THE BARONNIES

Present in the Mediterranean coast until the early twentieth century, the vultures may have just disappeared from the French landscape. The causes are related to man: hunting, poisoning (...)

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Project thumbnail MOZAMBIQUE: THE LAST MYSTERIES OF MOUNT NAMULI

MOZAMBIQUE - THE LAST MYSTERIES OF MOUNT NAMULI

With its imposing granite cliff face standing a gigantic 700m tall, the Namuli, 2,419m, is the second highest mountain in Mozambique. The civil war and the difficulties involved in accessing it (...)

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Project thumbnail ECOTOURISM TO PROTECT THE TSINGY,THE STONE FOREST OF MADAGASCAR

MADAGASCAR  - ECOTOURISM TO PROTECT THE TSINGY, THE STONE FOREST

The Tsingy of Bemaraha offer one of the most spectacular sights on the Big Island. Here are real rock cathedrals of limestone sculpted into blades or sharp needles (...)

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