Villatobas Aerial Surveillance Squadron

Villatobas Aerial Surveillance Squadron

  • The project is developed with the involvement of professionals from companies in this area in the province of Toledo, both in planting and maintenance work. 
  • The reforestation is part of the Iberdrola Forest Defence plan for the development of initiatives to improve, protect, and conserve the environment and promote biodiversity at various military installations.

Iberdrola has taken another step forward in its commitment to a sustainable energy and development model that contributes to the fight against biodiversity loss, global warming, and its consequences. Through its Foundation in Spain, the company has inaugurated the reforestation of the Villatobas Air Surveillance Squadron in Toledo. This project is part of the company’s Tree Program, which will promote the planting of 20 million trees during this decade, which will absorb approximately 6 million tons of CO2 in 30 years.

This reforestation is the fourth undertaken by the foundation as part of the Iberdrola Forest Defence plan and has involved the planting of 17,000 native trees over an area of nearly 10 hectares. Of these, 70% are pine trees and the remaining 30% are holm oaks which, as a whole, will prevent the emission of 2,516 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere throughout their lives.

Fundación Iberdrola España has hired 8 professionals from local companies for the planting work and has invested more than 20,000 euros to carry out this work. In addition, over the next two years, these local companies will carry out maintenance and irrigation work on the land.

The inauguration ceremony of the reforestation project was attended by the Director General of Infrastructures of the Ministry of Defence, Luis Cebrián Carbonell; the Head of the Aerospace Surveillance and Control System, Fernando Carrillo Cremades; the Deputy Minister for the Environment in Castilla La Mancha, Fernando Marchán Morales; the mayoress of Villatobas, Gema Guerrero García; the provincial delegate of the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla – La Mancha, Javier Úbeda Nieto and the president of the Iberdrola Spain Foundation, Fernando García Sánchez.