Klabin advances in biodiversity conservation initiatives
As a forest-based company, Klabin considers the conservation of biodiversity to be an important guiding pillar of its operations, oriented towards sustainable development. Currently, the Company has 718,000 hectares of forests, 42% of which are dedicated to conversation and maintenance of biodiversity.
The commitment to the agenda was made public through the KODS – Klabin Objectives for Sustainable Development –, which guide the Klabin 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, aligned with the UN agenda – with five specific goals for biodiversity conservation determined to be achieved over the next seven years.
The goals involve recovery of degraded areas, nature conservation studies, reintroduction of extinct or threatened species and general care with the fauna.
Within its forest area, Klabin maintains almost 9,000 hectares of Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPNs), permanent conservation units created in private areas, located in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina, and the Klabin Ecological Park (PEK) , located in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná. With almost 5,000 hectares, the Serra da Farofa Complex RPPN is home to the source of the Canoas River, which forms the largest hydrographic basin in the region and supplies 160,000 residents in the municipality of Lages. The protection and preservation work carried out by the Company allowed the identification of 570 species of flora and about 360 species of animals, including some endangered species, such as the red-necked parrot, lesser anteater, ocelot and bay lion.
In Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, is located another RPPN of the Company, the Monte Alegre Farm. With around 4,000 hectares, the region has initiatives for the conservation and maintenance of ecological corridors, housing the Mixed Ombrophylous Forest, which has 171 species of flora, including seven endangered.
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