Updated on 30.03.2015

EnvironmentBiodiversity

The main biodiversity risks posed by Fibria’s forestry operations are in relation to conservation areas,in particular those with high biodiversity spots, and endemic and endangered species. The company has instituted a process for environmental recommendations, in order to eliminate or minimize the operational impact on biodiversity.

Fibria seeks to conserve its protected areas, in the form of Legal Reserves, Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs) and Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPNs). It does this by protecting, restoring, managing and integrating them with the forest plantation matrix, while also striving to minimize the outside pressures and degradation factors that could affect these areas. The present challenge is to conserve the diversity of flora and fauna, by fine tuning the management and carrying out studies into the forest dynamics.

Actions such as forming ecological corridors and staggering harvest so as to minimize the impact on the local fauna are planned and carried out based on a scientific approach towards the landscape. This approach integrates the results of studies and monitoring of the fauna and flora (especially birdlife, our principal bio-indicator) with aspects of the forest management and the type of ecosystem in question.

Fibria’s Program for the Conservation of Biodiversity, which is nearing completion, includes the study of endangered species and fauna with strong public appeal, in order to promote the safeguarding of habitats and attract support for management projects aimed at conservation.