In Peru, with sustainable development and future generations

We are proud to work for the protection of biodiversity in Peru, one of the countries with the greatest natural wealth in the world. Through projects aimed at recovering river environments, we work to preserve the native flora and fauna, guided by the recommendations of organizations such as the UN and specific national and international regulations.

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Committed to sustainable development and future generations!

Alvaro Manchado, OHLA’s regional director in Peru, invites us to get to know some of the company’s most sustainable projects in a country that is among the most biologically diverse in the world.

At OHLA, we carry out this type of initiative within an international, national and our own regulatory framework, in order to guarantee the protection of the environment around rivers, where we carry out dams, channeling works, streams and other protective measures, with the aim of minimizing the damage caused by climatic phenomena such as El Niño.

How do we protect biodiversity in our projects?

We prioritize the protection of the flora and fauna present in the area of influence of our river defense project in the Chicama and Viru rivers (Peru), which consists of the construction of retention dikes, channeling and siltation works in riverbeds and streams.

One of the most biologically diverse countries in the world

Peru is one of the countries with the greatest natural wealth in the world, and we contribute to its protection with projects such as the one we are carrying out in the Huaura and Cañete river areas, focusing on two aspects:

1. Rescue, reproduction, conservation, resettlement and monitoring of all cactus species, given the importance of cacti in the food chain.

2. Evaluation, rescue and transfer of river prawns in the sectors where construction is planned, in order to preserve this hydrobiological resource throughout the process, thus guaranteeing the conservation of this species of great cultural, social, economic and tourist value.

We protect ecosystems

The wetland of Villa Maria, which is part of our river defense project that includes river channeling, urban planning, architecture and landscaping with naturalized dikes built in our own wetland from the Lacramarca River (Peru), is home to the Batis Maritima, a wild plant in critical danger of extinction.

This species plays a role in maintaining the structure and regeneration of marsh ecosystems, so we have prioritized its resettlement and rescue in the Peruvian coastal zone.

Protecting biodiversity is in our DNA

Protecting and conserving biodiversity is a must for OHLA. To protect species and contribute to more sustainable ecosystems, our Peruvian Casma and Huarmey Rivers Riparian Protection Project uses practices such as:

  • Flora rescue (storage, transfer and monitoring)
  • Wildlife deterring
  • Review and relocation of empty bird nests
  • Rescue of aquatic species
  • Report and inventory of wildlife species
  • Biodiversity signage: of non-categorized wildlife the presence of burrows and nesting areas, among others
  • Training of our workers on biodiversity
  • Volunteering and campaigns

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