EGP programme prevents the extinction of macaws in Bahia

Published on Friday, 5 October 2018

Enel Green Power is initiating a new stage in its monitoring programme of Lear's macaw in the surroundings of the Delfine wind plant, in the Bahia countryside. Six birds were donated by the Loro Park Foundation, in Tenerife, Spain, and were allocated to a vivarium built especially for them. For four months, the macaws will be monitored and, after a learning period (local feeding and distancing from humans) and adaptation to the Brazilian climate, they will be released in the Boqueirão da Onça region.

“Here, close to Delfina, even though they are a species native to the region, the Lear’s macaw is functionally extinct. I have been following the arrival of these new birds for 15 days. Knowing that they have arrived well and are already adapting to the vivarium is a joy to me and all the project’s researchers. It is a dream come true.”

– Valéria Ladeira, EGP Environmental Coordinator

The monitoring project started three years ago, alongside the building works for the wind plant. Since then, the Environmental Discipline team has conducting several studies and initiatives to recover the populations of threatened species in the region.

“The Lear’s macaw is one of the treasures of the caatinga of the Bahia hinterland and the whole team hopes to revert the local extinction situation as soon as possible.”

– Valéria Ladeira

The animal species conservation programme is in consonance with Enel’s biodiversity policy, which aims to create measures to protect the environment. Thus, Enel Green Power contributes to the UN convention for biodiversity, one of the most important international instruments relating to this subject.