Red Eléctrica takes part in the centenary celebrations for the Ordesa National Park

Red Eléctrica joined in the centenary celebrations for the park, Spain's second enclave with the highest level of environmental protection, following the Picos de Europa mountain range.

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The Delegate of Red Eléctrica de España in Aragon, José Ignacio Lallana, took part in the commemorative acts for the centenary of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, which were held in the town of Torla-Ordesa, in Huesca, and were presided by the Regional Minister for Rural Development and Sustainability of the Government of Aragon, Joaquín Olona. These activities included the opening of a commemorative mural and the creation of a tribute to the French writer, photographer, explorer and pyreneist Lucien Briet, whose work contributed significantly to promoting the valley of Ordesa at the start of the 20th century, and to showing the need for creating the national park, which is now one hundred years old, and is the second enclave with the highest level of environmental protection in Spain, following the Picos de Europa, which was declared a few weeks earlier.

With a surface area spanning more than 15,600 hectares, the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is a constant succession of crests, points, valleys and canyons home to a wide range of fauna native to the high mountains of the Pyrenees, with a significant presence of amphibians, reptiles, fish, nesting birds and mammals. These include the bearded vulture, the golden eagle, the yellow-billed chough, the griffon vulture, the calotriton and the Pyrenean frog, as well as marmots, chamois, and the Pyrenean ibex before it became extinct at the end of the 20th century.

The support provided for the centenary of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park reflects Red Eléctrica de España's commitment to sustainability, which in Aragon has materialised in recent years in the form of collaboration agreements with the Government of Aragon and different town councils. These agreements have served to start up plans for the protection of bird fauna and the prevention of forest fires, adapting paths within the Ordesa park itself, and improving areas of significant importance for the autochthonous species, such as the Bearded Vulture Breeding Centre in La Alfranca, Zaragoza.

 

José Ignacio Lallana, Regional Delegate in Aragon and María Pilar Gómez, Director General of Sustainability of the Government of Aragon.