Jump Main Menu. Go directly to the main content

Sección de idiomas

Englishen

Fin de la sección de idiomas

You are in:

  1. Home
  2. Communication
  3. News

News

Start of main content

Compromiso social

Support to the area’s biodiversity

Bankia and the Caja Segovia Foundation will support the recovery project of the old Basardilla linen ponds for the reproduction of amphibians

The adoption of the new wet area will allow for the recovery of various species of aquatic animals such as frogs and newts, as well as birds, rabbits and small rodents.

Bankia Comunicación

By  Bankia Comunicación

Publish on 
17 August 2020 - 11:00

  • The financial institution is supporting this initiative with 5,000 euros within the framework of the '2020 Call for Social Action' launched together with Caja Segovia Foundation
  • The project, in addition to recovering amphibian breeding, is yet another resource to be used by farmers and livestock breeders

Bankia and the Caja Segovia Foundation will support the recovery project of the old Basardilla linen ponds (Segovia) for the reproduction of amphibians. The initiative, which has been selected in the '2020 Call for Social Action' promoted by both entities and has received support in the amount of 5,000 euros, has been launched by El Guijo Association.

The project aims to help in amphibian breeding and environmental recovery in the area for the benefit of farmers and livestock breeders. Thus, a space of environmental diversity has been created, taking advantage of the orography with stepped flood ponds that can receive water from the canal.

Bankia, along with the foundations of origin, promotes environmental projects that are notable due to their innovation or are focused on sustainable development, protection of biodiversity and the fight against climate change.

Bankia’s director of Responsible Management, David Menéndez, pointed out that “at Bankia we are committed to protecting the environment and reducing our carbon footprint and, therefore, we support local projects such as that of Basardilla because they have a great impact on the area, not only environmentally speaking, but also in the social sphere”.

The cleaning and adaptation of the Basardilla area has been carried out by local residents and companies in the area that have collaborated and shared the knowledge to highlight the environmental setting of the old linen ponds.

The president of the El Guijo neighbours’ association, Carmen de Frutos, explained that “we have found in this project a way to show younger generations that the community can reap benefits from the joint work of all its inhabitants, while becoming aware of the importance that water has always had on people’s lives, for its use and that of their animals, for farming and for the jobs and industries inherent to human activity”. “We are very proud of having recovered the old pools because we have rescued from oblivion a place that was so important in the lives of our ancestors”, she underlined.

The adoption of the new wet area will allow for the recovery of various species of aquatic animals such as frogs and newts, as well as birds, rabbits and small rodents.

Environmental Call

Next September, Bankia and La Caja Segovia Foundation will launch the ‘First Call for Environment and Sustainable Development’, with the aim of supporting environmental projects in the province of Segovia committed to sustainable development and nature conservation, with 20,000 euros in funding.

The call for proposals, which will be open from 1 September and 21 September, will be aimed at supporting projects that promote the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems; help reduce and recycle waste, especially plastics; and foster technological innovation aimed at reducing or preventing environmental damage. An ability to reduce the carbon footprint will be one aspect looked at by the judges.

Bankia

Bankia consolidates and reinforces its commitment to society through five priority lines of social action: employment and training, housing, local and rural development, disability and the environment. The bank is focusing its social investment on these areas and shows its commitment to society by involving the entire organisation and its employees. The Responsible Management policy is a capillary, grassroots programme that connects the bank’s welfare work with its corporate objectives. This enables Bankia to prioritise five of the 17 SDGs: Climate action (SDG 13), Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), Quality education (SDG 4), Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and SDG 17, which encompasses them all, Revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

Share

Print and/or download the new

Read more about these topics

#Social commitment

Queremos que nos conozcas mejor

Related news

Loading...
Loading next new

Newsletter

Subscription to the bulletin of Bankia News

CONTACT

External Communication Direction

Virginia Zafra de Llera
DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION
vzafra@bankia.com

 

Press Relationship

Guillermo Fernández Martín
DIRECTOR OF PRESS RELATIONSHIP
gfernandezm@bankia.com

Mariano Utrilla Cortijo
mutrilla@bankia.com

Irene Rivas García
irivas@bankia.com

Belén Porras Povedano
bporras@bankia.com

María Campos Lages
mcamposla@bankia.com

 

Digital Communication

Ana Bernad Colás
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
abernad@bankia.com

Leticia Lucio Álvarez
llucio@bankia.com

María Navarro Caballero
mnavarro@bankia.com

   

End of main content