Prior to the construction stage of the substation, we carried out the archaeological recovery and the environmental rescue of the fauna and flora.
Fauna and Flora
The environmental recovery included a process of rescue, identification and transfer of species of closed flora (epiphytes) in the project’s area of influence. Also, we advanced the plan for the identification of the two-clawed sloth (Choloepus Hoffmanni).
- Rescue and transfer of 3,126 plants from 79 species, among them, Bromeliads and Orchids.
- 335 host trees were used and more than 17 thousand were planted in the ‘Renace’ Forest.
During the archaeological recovery stage, we formed one of the most robust work teams in the country, a milestone in the history of Colombian archeology. More than 200 members, including bioanthropologists, field assistants, anthropologists, administrative and logistics personnel, excavated 15,500 cubic meters of soil and found 612 skeletal remains and 88 pieces of pottery from the remains of an ancient indigenous village of the Herrera and Muisca periods that inhabited the Tequendama area, approximately from the year 400 BC until the time of coming into contact with the Spaniards in the fifteenth century. Learn more here