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Guzman Thermal Solar Power Plant Evaporation Pond Project, Black Stork "Ciconia nigra" nesting places

Guzman Thermal Solar Power Plant Evaporation Pond Project, Black Stork "Ciconia nigra" nesting places

Description of the social and environmental action.

Discovered need:

When the evaporation pond of the Guzman Thermal Solar Power Plant was constructed in 2012, black storks (Ciconia nigra) and flamingos (Phoenicopterus) were seen to be building their nests in it. After a period of study, the repeated nesting of the birds was observed. As such, the evaporation pond was adapted to the species that inhabited it.

Strategic pond nesting areas were created, as well as entrance and exit areas for the birds, as the geotextile that covered the area made such activity excessively difficult.

 

Discovered need:

The environmental action was driven by the protection of the protected black stork that built nests in the evaporation pond area of the Guzman Thermal Solar Power Plant.

Interest Groups:

The main stakeholders of the project were identified as being: the local community and the autonomous and local environmental protection services.

Environmental protection agents from the Council of Andalucía and FCC Industrial actively participated in carrying out the project.

Results:

The main beneficiaries of the project were the birds, which naturally began nesting in the evaporation pond of the plant.

The construction of the evaporation pond is in itself a positive environment protection measure, given its construction has fostered the emergence of an ecological niche for protected species in the area.

The project results have been positive and satisfactory, providing an ecological niche for protected species in the area.