Doing the right thing is an important value in our business and integrated in our approach to biodiversity conservation and responsible land use.
Before developing any project, flora and fauna assessments are conducted at each project site in compliance with all applicable regulations to carefully analyze the potential environmental impact of our operations.
The results are used to implement management programs for preserving biodiversity and using land responsibly, consistently meeting or exceeding permit requirements.
At Energia Costa Azul (ECA) LNG, our natural gas liquefaction project under construction in Mexico, we stock more than 50,000 plants of 28 native plant species from northwestern Baja California, with the goal of reproducing native plants in the plant nursery. For more than 14 years, we have continued to implement the program to rescue, protect, and conserve flora and fauna.
This initiative aims to save and preserve local species of flora and fauna, including the ferocactus, an endangered species native to Baja California, along other 28 other species.
Permanent monitoring of marine mammals
As part of ECA LNG’s commitment to minimize the impacts of the terminal and in compliance with the conditions issued by the local government, ECA LNG implemented its Marine Mammal Monitoring Program in 2008.
The Marine Mammal Monitoring Program has been successfully collecting data and imagery for more than twelve years. The database includes over 65,000 images of marine life, such as whale migration, marine dolphins and seals.
In fourteen years of sightings and systematic data collection, eight hours a day from Monday to Friday, the program has recorded 13 different species, including a diversity of whales: gray, fin whale, blue and humpback.
We have long valued the ecosystem in Mexico and strive to continue contributing to its preservation.