Offset your carbon footprint

All human actions have an environmental impact, even your holiday walking the Cinquè Llac circuit. However, if you want, you can make an approximate calculation of your carbon footprint and offset it by supporting some of our conservation projects.

Your carbon footprint estimates the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, both directly and indirectly, provoked by a person, an organization or a product. As such, it measures the impact that our lives have on the environment, especially in relation to climate change, and quantifies it as an equivalent in terms of an amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.

The establishments that run El Cinquè Llac are totally committed to improving their environmental performance wherever possible and as part of this aim they have developed a carbon-footprint calculator. We thus encourage you to offset your footprint by making a donation to one of the micro-reserves that the Association Marques de Pastor helps manage.

Prat d’Hort micro-reserve

Come and enjoy the landscape and biodiversity of Prat d’Hort and get involved in its conservation.

Site: from Coll de Sant Pere above Sentís (Sarroca de Bellera, Pallars Jussà) as far as Coll d’Art, near the village of Perves (El Pont de Suert, Alta Ribagorça), embracing El Tossal de Prat d’Hort, the most outstanding peak in the area.
Brief description: surface area of 119 ha forming part of a rolling ridge top at around 1400 m with extensive pastures, natural springs and wet flushes.
Outstanding species: early marsh orchid Dactylorhiza incarnata, a typical species of calcareous flushes and part of the pre-Pyrenean Caricion davallianae habitat type.
Other interesting groups: butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies, grasshoppers and crickets.

All money donated will be used to conserve our wetlands and springs and study their biodiversity.

Patamolls del Pla de Corts micro-reserve

Help us conserve these small active natural springs, full of wildlife

Site: Pla de Corts (Baix Pallars, Pallars Sobirà)
Brief description: includes a wetland formed in a depression caused by the dissolution of salts in the bedrock, that, along with a mosaic of pastures and woodland, covers a total area of 4.2 ha.
Outstanding species: butterflies, including Maculinea sp. that are threatened throughout Europe.
Other interesting groups: Damselflies and dragonflies, butterflies; geological interest.

All money donated will be used to conserve our wetlands and springs and study their biodiversity.

Tremoluga de Naens micro-reserve

Get involved in the conservation of a fascinating mixed forest, La Tremoluga de Naens, a great place to come to reconnect with nature and recharge your batteries!

Site: close to the village of Naens (Senterada, Pallars Jussà), along the old trail to El Burguet.
Brief description: around 7 ha of mixed forest with stands of aspen.
Outstanding species: downy oak (Quercus pubescens), small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata), hazel (Corylus avellana), wild cherry (Prunus avium), field maple (Acer campestre) and stands of aspen (Populus tremula).

All money donated will be used to maintain the trails and dry-stone walls that run through the space, and to monitor its biodiversity.

Aguiró micro-reserve

Help us conserve the hay meadows near Aguiró, a perfect example of the harmony between an existing extensive agricultural system and a hotspot of Pyrenean biodiversity.

Site: around the village of Aguiró (la Torre de Capdella, Pallars Jussà)
Brief description: around 0.8 ha of a mosaic dominated by hay meadows, grassy field edges and hedgerows, enclosed by dry-stone walls.
Outstanding species: threatened birds such as Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) and rare migrants in Catalonia including Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia).
Other interesting groups: invertebrates, above all grasshoppers and crickets.

The money donated will be used to monitor the biodiversity of the micro-reserve.