EDPR installs anti-drowning devices for wildlife in three ponds used for fire suppression
With this measure EDPR will be contributing to prevent the death by drowning of small animals falling into the pond.
Many of EDPR’s wind farms are located in forest areas that have ponds that are used for fire fighting.
These ponds can turn dangerous for small animals that approach them searching for water, with the associated risk of them falling in accidentally and most likely dying by drowning as they become trapped in the ponds without any chance to climb out.
Aware of this problem, en 2013 EDPR financed the installation of anti-drowning devices for wildlife in three of these ponds that are used for fire suppression and which are located in the vicinity of the Sierra del Boquerón wind farm (Albacete, Spain).
The works consisted in the construction of an outer and inner ramp that can facilitate the egress of wildlife. Likewise, a number of complementary undertakings helped improve the state of conservation of the ponds, with a total investment of 4,600€.