The conservation of native forests contributes to the balance of the environment and helps in the biological control of pests and diseases.
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL: for more than 20 years we have been combating wood wasps (Sirex noctilio) through biological controls. We monitor outbreaks and the parasitism rate, preventing possible damages, besides maintaining the health of the plantations.
FIRE PROTECTION: We have developed preventive and conscientious programs in the communities near our forested areas and we have teams and covenants in place to combat eventual fire occurrences.
ASSET SURVEILLANCE: wardens live on the farms and monitor the assets and control predatory actions against fauna and flora and visitor access. We also have entered into a partnership with the Environmental Military Police of Santa Catarina, involving joint cooperation in environmental inspections and education in the Company’s areas. Another control and patrolling measure is a procedure for fishing in the reservoirs and rivers that run through Irani’s properties: fishing is authorized by means of visitor permits.
IMPROVEMENTS AND INNOVATION: We have established partnerships with research institutions to develop joint activities in Forest Improvement, Protection and Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Soils, among others. We plan and support research that has the potential to generate greater knowledge about the interaction between local flora and fauna and planted forests, aiming at improving management methods and define environmental management indicators.