Iberdrola acquires a poplar grove to conserve and protect the endangered red kite

Iberdrola acquires a poplar grove to conserve and protect the endangered red kite

  • The company, through its foundation in Spain, has acquired a green space to support bird protection and contribute to the improvement of biodiversity
  • The preservation plan includes monitoring and analysis of the red kites through a GPS signal

Iberdrola has acquired a poplar grove in Huesca, considered the largest stable roost of red kites in Spain, for their preservation. The area was at imminent risk of disappearance due to logging.

This poplar grove immediately ensures the conservation of more than 1,000 specimens of this bird of prey, which is in danger of extinction. Currently, the red kite is assured a place in the wintering areas for its long-term survival.

In addition, Iberdrola will develop a renaturalization project for the plot to guarantee long-term sustainability for the birds of prey and provide them with rest and food. This action is part of Iberdrola’s Biodiversity Plan, which aims to have a net positive impact on biodiversity by 2030.

Last Tuesday, Iberdrola visited this poplar grove, located in Binaced (Huesca), with the presence of Javier Sorinas, Mayor of Binaced; Agustín Delgado, Director of Innovation and Sustainability of Iberdrola; Fernando García, President of Fundación Iberdrola España; Ramón Castresana, Director of Fundación Iberdrola España and Emilio Tejedor, Global Head of Environment at Iberdrola.

As part of the Poplar Grove management plan, maintenance and conservation work will be carried out. In addition, the necrophagous bird feeder located near the poplar grove, where the kites eat daily, will also be supported and conserved. The objective, in addition to conservation and protection, is to measure the level of activity of these birds through the marking and incorporation of GPS of some kites to study and analyze their behavior.

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 conservation 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 Rei Jaume I Prize for Environmental Protection in the Valencia region, which is awarded to people who have excelled in research on improving the ecological environment.