Red Eléctrica renews its collaboration for the reintroduction of the Bonelli’s Eagle in Majorca

The renewal of the agreement will extend the Company’s collaboration with the Balearic Islands’ Government until 2017 in order to consolidate the results obtained so far in the execution of this project.

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The Red Eléctrica’s Regional Delegate in the Balearic Islands, Eduardo Maynau, and the General Director for Natural Areas and Biodiversity of the Balearic Islands’ Government, Caterina Amengual, this morning signed a collaboration agreement whereby the Company will contribute 72,000 euros to continue its support for the programme for the reintroduction of the Bonelli’s Eagle in Majorca which began in 2011.

The project has helped introduce new young eagles reared in captivity and favours the stability of the population of this species that had become extinct in Majorca in the late 1960s. There is currently a population of 19 eagles (10 males and 9 females) and two eagle chicks have been born out of captivity.

The programme also includes the marking of eagles with satellite radio transmitters to monitor and study their dispersal and to assess their survival rate. Additionally, the programme includes the supervision of nests and provision of supplementary feeding to encourage the eagles to settle in the area.

With the continued backing for this programme, Red Eléctrica seeks to contribute to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity, as an essential cornerstone of its business management and its environmental commitment.