Updated on 30.03.2015

EnvironmentConservation units

Fibria has a number of Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPNs), which are private conservation areas for the permanent preservation of biological diversity, local landscapes and historical, cultural and archaeological assets. The RPPNs also provide a platform for scientific research and educational and ecotourism activities, involving observation of the fauna and flora.

The company maintains three permanent Natural Heritage Reserves, occupying a total area of 2,887 hectares of land that is of great value to the forming of ecological corridors, the protection of endemic species (those that are only found in certain restricted areas) and the conservation of biological diversity in Brazilian biomes.

Recanto das Antas
Fibria’s largest RPPN, situated in Linhares (ES), within the Atlantic Forest biome, covers an area of 2,212 hectares and is home to the tapir, one of the largest mammals in the Americas.
Mutum Preto
Also located in Linhares (ES), within the Atlantic Forest biome, it covers 379 hectares and is home to the black curassow, an endemic bird that is in danger of becoming extinct.
Restinga de Aracruz
Situated within the municipality of Aracruz (ES), also within the Atlantic Forest biome, it covers 296 hectares and is one of the few preserved areas of restinga along the coast of Espírito Santo.

Fibria has set up a program for the studying and monitoring of the biodiversity within the areas it owns, which can be implemented in any new RPPNs the company sets up. Another three reserves are currently being surveyed, which would bring the total area of the company’s RPPNs to 6,644 hectares.

Areas currently being surveyed

Torrinhas
Located in Pinheiro Machado (RS), within the Pampa biome, it occupies an area of 162 hectares and contains the typical grasslands of this biome, which are under threat of extinction.
São Sebastião do Riacho Grande
Situated in Pindamonhangaba (SP), within the Atlantic Forest biome, it covers an area of 670 hectares and is home to Brazil’s largest primate, the spider monkey. This area provides a connection between the Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra do Mar mountain ranges.
Esperança do Beija-Flor
Situated in Teixeira de Freitas (BA), within the Atlantic Forest biome, it covers an area of 2,925 hectares and is home to the hook-billed hermit, an endemic species of hummingbird that is threatened with extinction.