Vale’s partnership with Brazil government preserves 800,000 hectares in the Amazon

In an agreement with federal and state environmental agencies, since the 1980s Vale has been operating, in Carajás, Parã state, one of the longest-lasting Amazon forest preservation projects.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Satellite images of the Carajás conservation units show how, over the years, much of the forest around the area protected by the company has been degraded by exploitation practices.

The investment in a patrolling and sustainable exploration plan for the area has enabled the preservation of 800,000 hectares of native forest, according to the company. Mining occupies some 2% of this total.

The Amazon forest area in the region includes the following units: National Forest (Flonaca), Tapirapé Biological Reserve, Tapirapé-aquiri National Forest, Itacaiúnas National Forest, Igarapé Gelado Environmental Protection Area and Campos . . .

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