EDPR installs wildlife anti-drowning devices at a fire-fighting pond
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 2015 EDPR financed the installation of anti-drowning devices for wildlife in the pond that is used for fire suppression located at the Coll de Garganta wind farm (Tarragona, Spain).
The works consisted in the construction of an outer and inner ramp that can facilitate the egress of wildlife. The total investment amounts to 5,450€.