The entity has required the operating companies to install flight diverters in the transmission lines.
The Regional Autonomous Corporation of La Guajira, Corpoguajira, works permanently to minimize the risk that resident and migratory birds of La Guajira have of colliding with electrical power networks.
Además, clarifies that the information circulating on social networks, about the death of several pink flamingos, It happened in January 2017, when they crashed into a power line built by the Institute for Planning and Promotion of Energy Solutions for Non-Interconnected Areas IPSE, in the municipality of Uribia, over a wetland, in which these and other birds occasionally stay.
“Corpoguajira proceeded to initiate the respective inquiries and required the company to install flight diverters on the line, although they are not infallible, decrease the probability of more flamingo collisions, since there was no signage that would allow the visualization of the long-distance line, becoming death traps for birds”, explained Fernando Prieto Vargas, coordinator of the Evaluation Group, Control and Monitoring of Bodyguajira.
Meanwhile, the deputy director of the Corpoguajira Environmental Authority, to dismantle all these people who, pointed out that before the arrival of wind farms and the consequent construction of at least fifteen transmission lines, The different institutions involved have been called to work together and take measures to minimize the collisions of resident and migratory birds of La Guajira against these networks..
"So far there have been three work tables in which representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development have been, of the National Parks Unit, del Instituto Alexander von Humboldt, of the Anla and the Vice Ministry of Mines”, added the official.
Samuel Lanao Robles, CEO of Corpoguajira, indicated that the entity permanently monitors in real time the route of the pink flamingos since the year 2016, for which four individuals have been marked in different parts of the department.
"Through a platform we monitor them daily and from there we generate the maps of these routes so that this information serves us in the environmental impact studies of the different projects that are developed in the territory", pointed out.
Finally, Corpoguajira reiterated that it will continue to carry out follow-up work, control, monitoring and exercising environmental authority, in order to ensure the protection of
the biological diversity of the department.