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Biodiversity Management

GEB's heart is green

Fostering research, development and innovation; including good practices; and promoting actions to prevent pollution and mitigate climate change are key principles in managing our territories.

Why is it important?

(103-1) In the GEB we are working in 2019 to generate management strategies in the territories where our projects unfold that involve making informed and timely decisions that respond to the regions' signals in environmental, social and economic terms.

In addition, we established agreements aimed at complying with current environmental regulations that respect the environment, promote research, development and innovation (R+D+I); incorporate good practices and promote actions aimed at preventing pollution and adapting to and mitigating climate change.

Torre de transmisión en el municipio Filandia, del proyecto Armenia entre los departamentos de Quindío y Risaralda Transmission tower in the Filandia municipality, part of the Armenia project between the Quindío and Risaralda departments

How we manage it?

  • Green corridors. (103-1) We began contracting with Instituto Humboldt to develop an ecologically functional landscape design that would decrease the impact on biome, facilitate connections between habitats, and favor the ecological connectivity of the landscape environment and its integrity in electrical rights of way and their contiguous areas.
  • Bosques de paz (Forests for peace) Tesalia – Alférez. (104-3) We rehabilitated 45.82 hectares in the Páramo del Meridiano Regional Natural Park of Cortolima, administered by the Nasa community. In addition, we pushed for the intervention of 7 hectares in sustainable productive systems, as well as environmental education activities for the community and the development of the peace and historical memory monument.
  • BioTablero. We continue to work with this tool, which was developed in 2018 to address environmental offset, as an official figure used to make decisions for biotic component offsets. In addition, we generated the compensation portfolio for the Mocoa - Jamondino Reconstruction project.
  • Monitoring the Andean bear and mountain tapir manual. We developed this manual to define procedures in monitoring these species in all the territories. We presented this experience at the FISE Fair where we were recognized in the second edition of the Significant Experiences and Good Practices program in environmental and social management of the Mining and Energy sector.
  • Monitoring fauna and flora at the Hatonuevo GCS. We assessed the state of the tropical dry forest ecosystem in the area of influence of our operations in this area of La Guajira, taking into account the proximity to the Wayuu Lomamato reserve.
  • We support Corpoboyacá. We work on the conservation of native species representative of the Mamapacha and Bijagua Massif Strategic Ecosystem, with the implementation of a nursery and the planting of 15,000 trees in the territory.
  • Partnership with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute. We work hand in hand with this entity to generate knowledge and make interventions that translate that purpose of additional and volunteer opportunities, in terms of biodiversity, always linking communities.


  • We implemented a pilot program with the Green Corridors initiative in 20 hectares of electrical rights of way areas.
  • We will formulate the connectivity strategy in the Serranía de Perijá - Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
  • We will design and implement the research pilots to manage areas invaded by exotic species in the Tominé Reservoir.
  • We will implement the Bosques de Paz (Forests for Peace) Tesalia - Alférez program.
  • We will execute a reforestation contract to recover strategic areas in the areas of influence of our TGI projects.
  • We will replicate what was done at Hatonuevo GCS regarding fauna and flora monitoring, with emphasis on infrastructure near strategic ecosystems recognized by the Regional Autonomous Corporations.