Together with Ecoánime Foundation we promote the environmental integration of photovoltaic plants in Extremadura
Iberdrola and the Ecoánime Foundation have signed a collaboration agreement to continue improving the environmental integration of photovoltaic plants in Extremadura, coexisting with the environment and making the necessary improvements to protect biodiversity.
- The signing of an agreement between the two entities will serve to further improve the coexistence between ecosystems and renewable projects.
Iberdrola and the Ecoánime Foundation have signed a collaboration agreement to continue improving the environmental integration of photovoltaic plants External link, opens in new window. in Extremadura, coexisting with the environment and making the necessary improvements to protect biodiversity.
Ecoánime will implement the environmental measures associated with 16 of Iberdrola's photovoltaic projects in Extremadura. These measures are aimed both at achieving the appropriate environmental integration of these facilities and at promoting biodiversity and protecting and improving the natural resources of the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, contributing to and participating in the conservation programmes underway (steppe bird conservation campaign, feeding of necrophagous birds, Iberian lynx reintroduction plan ....) and increasing the material and human resources available.
The tasks to be carried out include the planting of native species that regenerate plant diversity, the conservation of potential areasExternal link, opens in new window. that favour the presence of endangered bird species, such as steppe birds, the installation of nesting boxes, the creation of water troughs for livestock that will naturally control the vegetation of the plants and naturalised ponds to promote fauna groups linked to aquatic environments... All of these projects will be carried out under the supervision and in collaboration with the Regional Government of Extremadura, with the ultimate aim of improving the environment in which the installations are located and providing a new ecological value to photovoltaic installations in Extremadura.
Ecoánime Foundation is a private non-profit organisation located in Don Benito, Badajoz, whose scope of action is mainly focused on Extremadura. Its aims include the defence of nature through the improvement and protection of biodiversity and environmental conservation, and the promotion of social, environmental and economic sustainability, encouraging ecological transformation as a basis for improving people's quality of life, promoting local employability and fairness in the distribution and distribution of benefits.
The autonomous nature of the Foundation contributes to the implementation of environmental measures, other values of a social nature, such as the promotion of local employment and awareness and education in aspects such as renewable energies, the conservation of steppe birds, biodiversity or the natural heritage of Extremadura. A corporate territorial responsibility alliance for sustainable local development.
Committed to nature
Iberdrola thus shows its clear commitment to the territories where it operates, all integrated under the "Plan ConviveExternal link, opens in new window. " that the company has already launched and a Biodiversity Plan that was publicly presented at the World Summit in Canada.
The Campo Arañuelo III External link, opens in new window. plant in Romangordo was awarded the UNEF Sustainability Seal of Excellence a few months ago. Among the environmental measures implemented at this plant is the installation of 40 hives from which the world's first organic honey was extracted, also offering beekeepers safe spaces free from theft and pesticides. Along the same lines, the land of this facility in Cáceres is used for sheep grazing, where more than 650 holm oaks have been planted and rabbit breeding nuclei have been built with the aim of improving the habitat of the Iberian lynx.
Also at the end of 2022, Iberdrola received an award at Sustainability Day for its environmental and social integration measures at the Francisco PizarroExternal link, opens in new window. photovoltaic plant. At this plant, specific measures were taken to improve wildlife habitats, such as the creation of a controlled reproduction centre for rabbit breeding, the installation of nesting boxes and the establishment of bird feeding protection zones. Iberdrola also participated in the Spanish Ornithological Society's (SEO Birdlife) campaign to monitor steppe birds in Extremadura, identifying and protecting a breeding area for these birds that will be of particular use to the little bustard.