• Both entities sign an agreement to carry out a project that will analyze and evaluate actions to be carried out for the recovery of this bird of prey, extinct in the Iberian Peninsula.
  • The collaboration, which will involve an investment of 50,000 euros, is part of one of the main areas of activity of Fundación Iberdrola España: birdlife protection and habitat conservation.

Iberdrola, through its foundation in Spain, has signed today in Valencia an agreement with Fundación Migres for the reinsertion of the osprey in the Valencian Community. The project will analyze and evaluate actions for the reintroduction and recovery of this bird of prey, which is extinct in the Iberian Peninsula.

The president of Fundación Migres, Miguel Ángel Ferrer, and the director of the Iberdrola Spain Foundation, Ramón Castresana, signed the agreement this morning at the headquarters of the Conselleria of Ecological Transition. The event was attended by Paula Tuzón, regional secretary of Ecological Transition, and Benjamín Pérez Rocher, general director of the Natural Environment and Environmental Assessment of the Generalitat Valenciana, as well as Fernando García Sánchez, president of Fundación Iberdrola España, and Virginia Aguilar, director of Fundación Migres.

The project, which will begin in the Pego marsh, will involve an investment of 50,000 euros and is part of one of the main areas of activity of Fundación Iberdrola España: the protection of birdlife and habitat preservation. The regional secretary of Ecological Transition, Paula Tuzón, explained that the Conselleria “will supervise and follow the evolution of the results, within the work of reintroduction of the osprey that the regional administration has been developing since 2018“.

Fundación Migres has developed, since it origins, more than 130 projects related to the reintroduction of two endangered bird species, the osprey and the imperial eagle, with the aim of recovering a species that had been extinct in the Iberian Peninsula due to human actions and that started to breed in Spain again.

For the reinsertion of this species in the Valencian Community, the breeding pairs of young ospreys in the donor countries will be monitored. Once this monitoring is done, they will be transferred to Spain for the release of approximately 20 chicks.

Iberdrola, committed to environmental protection

Iberdrola, through its Foundation in Spain, is firmly committed to environmental protection and the fight against climate change. Thus, the commitment to biodiversity extends to important actions that are governed by the lines of action set out in the Master Plan, such as supporting programs for the preservation of endangered species and the restoration of protected habitats.

Fundación Iberdrola España works with institutions and companies to improve the ecological environment and protect biodiversity. Among other initiatives, it supports the Premio Rei Jaume I a la Protección del Medio Ambiente in the Comunitat, which is awarded to people who have excelled in research about the improvement of the ecological environment.

It also collaborates with the Fundación Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León in a habitat improvement project and with the Consejería de Agricultura, Desarrollo Rural, Medio Ambiente y Energía de la Junta de Extremadura in a  monitoring project for significant species in the region, such as the black stork and the Egyptian vulture, two endangered species whose migratory behavior is not well known.