Within the framework of the "Nature in Our Plants" Program, the Santiago Environment and Permits Area of HSEQ coordinated the selection process of the "Flag Species" that correspond to species of flora and fauna present inside our plants, which will be the representatives of our biodiversity during the HSEQ Environment activities that take place.
An important discovery in terms of Biodiversity occurred in the surroundings of the Laja Lagoon, close to our southern hydroelectric plants (HPP Antuco, HPP Abanico and HPP El Toro), Biobío region. This is the confirmation of the presence of Huemul (Hippocamelus bisulcus), a species in danger of extinction, that hasn’t been recorded in more than 10 years in the area.
Native fish reproduction project for the development of a repopulation process in different stretches of the Biobío river. Likewise, it was planned to carry out a study of genetic variability of native fish, using a non-invasive method, based on the identification of small DNA fragments present in the environment (river).
For the San Ignacio del Huinay Foundation, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) constitute an instrument whose main objective is to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.