At EDP we recognize the value of Nature. For this reason and in line with the United Nations' SDG 15, we are committed to protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.
- We set a No Net Loss goal. In other words, we are committed to implementing a strategy to mitigate the impact of our activity on the biodiversity.
Our indicators since 2015
- New No Net Loss infrastructure projects: 25
- Protected area: 300 km
- Protected species: 47
Development of relevant environmental actions at the local level
An example of these actions is JaT - Junto à Terra. Promoted by EDP Produção in conjunction with local partners in several counties in the northeastern region of Trás-os-Montes, the initiative aims to raise awareness among young people about the importance of biodiversity and the role that ecosystems play in our well-being.
Support for the reintroduction of osprey
EDP, in partnership with the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources at the University of Porto, started the project to reintroduce the osprey. This species stopped breeding in Portugal at the beginning of the last decade. Annually, 10 birds will be sent to Portugal, for a minimum period of 5 years.
Fish nurseries and fish ladders
In order to mitigate the effects of the implementation of dams, we always implement compensatory measures. An example was the creation of a “nursery” for the nesting of fish in the Sabor river, a structure that works mainly in years of drought, when the flow of the stream is very low.
In addition to this structure, we have implemented fish ladders, which allow fish to circulate between the upstream and downstream sections (and vice versa) of the dams where they are installed. They consist of stairs, in the normal sense of the term
Reducing the speed of wind turbine blades
In order to reduce the mortality rate of birds and bats, in Spain, we reduced the speed of the wind blades at sunset, a period when these species leave their nests and caves to hunt.
Throughout 2018, EDP employees continued their reforestation work in areas impacted by the 2017 fires. More than 6,000 plants "painted" green, some of the most affected landscapes in the country.
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