Which initiatives does BP in Geel take to safeguard and stimulate biodiversity?
BP supports - financially and otherwise - environmental initiatives, assisted by many staff members who are also nature lovers.
In 2002, a frog biotope was created on the site. The pool was dug out state of the art: at least 25 m2 large, with sloping banks and a depth varying between 0.5 and 1.5 metre. Fish, geese and ducks are kept away. As to the overgrowth, nature is left to its own devices. After a while however, staff members will take action to prevent overgrowth. The depth will be kept up to required standard by removing sediments from time to time. In the summer of 2005 the first green frog was spotted.
A wall for sand martins
In 2002, BP put up a sand wall in the north of the stabilisation pond to offer sand martins a nesting place.
In the summer of 2005 BP supported the Natuurpunt organisation with the installation of walking trails in the Zammelsbroek area, including the production of information boards.