Biodiversity is one of the most important environmental descriptors taken into account in the systematic assessment of the potential impacts of REN's activities in the various phases of the life cycle of its infrastructures.

REN's activities in this matter are structured in accordance with the following lines of action:

In 2008 REN joined the Business and Biodiversity (B&B) initiative, establishing for this purpose a Memorandum of Understanding with the Instituto de Conservação da Natureza e da Biodiversidade which included a LIFE+ project in partnership with the Liga para a Protecção da Natureza. This project included a number of conservation actions for three species of steppe birds (the great bustard, the little bustard and the lesser kestrel) in areas of the Rede Natura 2000 in the Baixo Alentejo.

For more information see our annual report.