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EGP for the protection of the Lear’s Macaw and biodiversity

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EGP for the protection of the Lear’s Macaw and biodiversity

In Brazil, near our Delfina wind farm, we’ve launched a conservation program for the species Lear’s macaw, which, thanks to EGP’s efforts, is flying again in its natural habitat. Safeguarding nature is at the heart of our daily efforts.

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Metallic blue feathers with green shading and a large black beak with a patch of yellow skin just beneath it: Lear’s macaw is one of the rarest treasures of the caatinga, the largest dry forest in South America, touching 10 Brazilian states. This place is one of the richest in the world in terms of biodiversity.

But Lear’s macaw is also an endangered species.

In the state of Bahia, near our Delfina wind plant, the Environment division of Enel Green Power came up with an initiative that applies new innovative technologies to the protection of biodiversity. It has allowed Lear’s macaw to return to flight in the Brazilian forest.

In line with Enel’s policy on biodiversity, contributing to the United Nations’ goals of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), we plan all our actions to avoid and prevent negative impacts on biodiversity in the areas where we build our plants.
 

The wind farm that protects the habitat of the Lear's Macaw parrots

The first stage of the resettlement project for Lear’s macaw started in August 2017, when Enel Green Power acquired 6 specimens from the Loro Parque Foundation in Tenerife, Spain.

In the second stage, in September 2018, the parrots were held in the Boqueirão da Onça region, in the Brazilian state of Bahia, where the 209.4-MW Delfina wind farm is located. There, we studied their habits, territory, flight routes and places for feeding, resting and breeding, using innovative GPS devices.

In January 2019, following an adjustment period when the Lear’s macaws learned to feed, hone their flying skills and recognize predators, we freed the specimens born in captivity, for the third and final stage.

 

“This program shows that our actions can play a positive role in the protection of biodiversity. There are few investments in this kind of research project in the northeastern region of Brazil. Today, the construction of renewable plants made it possible to develop important initiatives for the protection of biodiversity.”

– Valéria Ladeira, Head of EGP Brazil’s Environment Division

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Sustainability Above All

In 2018, in part because of our safeguarding project for Lear’s macaw in the state of Bahia, EGP was named Brazil's most sustainable country by Exame Magazine.

 

“We are very proud to be heading this project. In addition to being the leading solar and wind energy provider in Brazil, we are at the top of the list for biodiversity conservation.”

– Valéria Ladeira, Head of EGP Brazil’s Environment Division

 

The construction license for the Delfina wind plant included an environmental clause to identify key areas for shelter and feeding for the species. The reintroduction plan is an initiative that demonstrates, once again, our commitment to safeguarding the environment and biodiversity.

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