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Biodiversity

Key figures 2021

1.3M€

environmental investment

0

fines or delays due to environmental breaches

0

projects in protected areas according to local or international regulations

2,800

hours of environmental monitoring

400

hours of environmental training

Biodiversity Net positive impact

Biodiversity is key for the balance of ecosystems and the services they provide, such as water regulation, CO2 sequestration, nutrient cycling or protection against erosion. The more diverse an ecosystem, the more stable and resilient to adverse events.

Our target by 2025 is to identify and implement nature-based solutions aimed at restoring ecosystems and enhancing biodiversity to ensure a net positive impact of our operations.

Learn about some of our biodiversity protection projects and initiatives:

of steppe birds of prey
of steppe birds of prey

Conservation of the habitatof steppe birds of prey

Cuenca, Spain
Protection of the nesting habitat and feeding grounds of Montagu's harrier.

to climate change
to climate change

Forestry management for the adaptationto climate change

Valencia, Spain
Reduction of the high risk of fire in hyperdense pine forest, planting native species and creating a mosaic landscape.

restoration
restoration

Wetlandsrestoration

Cuenca, Spain
Ecological restoration of degraded wetlands to improve their ecological status, promote the conservation of associated species and habitats, and enhance CO2 capture.

in the dessert
in the dessert

Conservation of violetsin the dessert

Atacama, Chile
Tahay violet conservation Project, a vulnerable species that blooms for a single day.

nesting
nesting

Barn owlnesting

Cuenca, Spain
Installation of 10 platforms to promote the reproduction and breeding of the Barn Owl (Tyto Alba).

release programs
release programs

Amphibian rescue andrelease programs

Mexico y Chile
Species protection programs such as the Dryophites frog in Mexico or the four-eyed toad in Chile.

Environmental impact

We adopt a mitigation hierarchy to avoid, minimize, restore & offset.

We select adequate locations for our projects, seeking to minimize the environmental impact. We are committed to zero deforestation and to avoid operational activities in close proximity to World Heritage areas and IUCN Category I-IV protected areas.

Through exhaustive environmental impact assessments, we define protection measures to avoid and minimize any environmental harm and establish monitoring programs to ensure its implementation.

Restoration and offsetting actions ensure that, beyond causing no net loss, we achieve a net positive impact on biodiversity.

  • Impact avoidance
  • Impact mitigation
  • Restoration
  • Offsets