Agropalma has approximately 107.000 ha of land, from which 64.000 ha are environmental preservation areas, where hunting and fishing are banished as a commitment to keep the ecosystem unchanged. Protection of preserved areas is done through the Forest Reserves Protection Program, whose team is exclusively focused on patrolling the borders and inspecting forest areas, protecting it against hunters, extraction of forest material and illegal logging.
Aiming to check the efficiency of the forest surveillance system and to improve knowledge about its own forest protected areas, Agropalma has implemented the Biodiversity Survey and Monitoring Program. The Program had its start in 2004, in a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP) and nowadays in partnership with the NGO Conservation International.
In 2020, Conservation International has closed the most recent 5 years cycle of biodiversity survey. As result, Fauna Survey and Monitoring Program have registered:
In all, 1029 animal species were registered, 40 species are threatened with extinction and 11 are endemic of Endemism Center Belém.
Also, as part of our corporate efforts for the conservation and protection of biodiversity, we are committed to never establish plantations or other kind of operations in protected areas in Brazil or other countries, by excluding all national parks, ecological stations, biological reserves and other conservation areas from the expansion plans.
Company commitment to biodiversity conservation is also applicable to all our FFB suppliers. In order to commit them with our policy, we provide trainings and pressed information material with simple language, to make them aware about hunting, deforestation and burning prohibition, as well as, on how important is to have good reputation to our supply chain competitiveness. We always emphasize that no hunting is allowed in Brazil.