We own 271 thousand hectares of forests under our responsibility, and almost 24% of the total is designed for environmental conservation and permanent preservation.
Our company works in two fronts from this topic: we conduct preservation actions for biodiversity, water resources and soil from the areas where we are installed, and enter into partnerships with universities and research centers in order to foster the science study in Brazil and promote initiatives aimed at conservation of flora and fauna and environmental education of surrounding communities. We also work in the development and research of the genetic material of eucalyptus that we grow.
Among our projects, we highlight the partnership held since 2010 with researchers from the Federal University of Uberlândia, in order to promote studies for recovery of anthropized areas – i.e., that were affected by man – in Minas Gerais plants. In addition, it stands out the project conducted in partnership with six research institutions, which reintroduced to nature the endangered Great-billed Seed-Finch (Sporophila maximiliani).
Our forests are inhabited by 814 native species of animals, as 25 of them are threatened according to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species. The presence of these animals in our area of activity reinforces how much our forest management, which is certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), contributes to protect and conserve the local flora and fauna.