Bison recovery program

Project name:

Bison Recovery Program

Project location: 

Mexico 

Sub-focus area: 

Biodiversity

AES México implemented a comprehensive reintroduction program of the American bison into their former habitat in Mexico where they are in danger of extinction. The program consists of creating a pure-breed conservation herd in the country, which will help to restore the ecological balance in this habitat bordering Mexico and the United States.

Impact:

The program began in 2020 with 19 American bison and the herd has grown 50% in less than one year

Partners:

The Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (FMCN), the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) through the General Wildlife Direction, and the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)

Sea turtle protection program

Project name:

Sea turtle protection program

Project location: 

El Salvador

Sub-focus area: 

Biodiversity

Since 2011, AES El Salvador has supported initiatives for the protection of the endangered olive ridley sea turtles. Every year, the team donates thousands of eggs for incubation in corrals, or nesting sites, which are prepared by their team of AES volunteers. Later, project collaborators and families participate in the release of the hatchlings. To date, 270 volunteers from AES El Salvador companies have participated in these activities.

Impact

Donation of 45 thousand eggs for incubation in the corrals prepared 

Partners:

Employee volunteers

Reforestation in Brazil

Project name:

Mãos na Mata Program

Project location: 

Brazil 

Sub-focus area: 

Biodiversity

The preservation of reservoir edges is much more than a legal obligation for AES Brasil. Through “Mãos na Mata”, in partnership with SOS Mata Atlântica, we promote reforestation activities and actions through the establishment of partnerships with other organizations. In this program, we assign the planting area, the seedlings and the management expertise of our environmental technicians and count on the investments of our partners to multiply the scale and the positive impacts in the recovery areas.

Impact:

To date AES has reforested 4,200 hectares

Our average annual reforestation is 243 hectares

Partners:

SOS Mata Atlântica

Our nursery at the Promissão hydroelectric power plant produces about 1 million seedlings annually and are used in “Mãos na Mata”, AES Brasil compensatory plantations and for seedling donation to locals. In 2019, the reforestation program supported the environmental literacy program of the state government of São Paulo, providing 56,000 seedlings and technical support. In this project, students from the public network visit the surroundings of the reservoirs and participate in environmental education actions, with each student even planting their own seedling.