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An example of biodiversity management: The Iberian wolf in EDPR Portugal

An example of biodiversity management: The Iberian wolf in EDPR Portugal

The Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) is a species subject to particular attention in Portugal as stated in the specific legislation for the protection and preservation of its habitat.

It is estimated that there are nearly 300 specimens of Iberian wolf in Portugal whose habitat extends from the district of Viseu to the north of the country.
EDPR has several wind farms in this area, which have been developed with the contribution of specialists in Iberian wolf. Tracking programs were established in the most sensible areas, as well as mitigation and compensation measures for this species and its habitat.

Many of these measures are intended to reduce the conflict between the local population and the Iberian wolf, trying to direct the wolf towards the wild prey species existing in their habitat.