Signed new cooperation with Forestry company in RS for conservation actions of the Atlantic Rainforest

Signed new cooperation with Forestry company in RS for conservation actions of the Atlantic Rainforest

20 de Junio de 2016

WWF-Brazil and TANAC S.A. /Tanagro joined in a cooperation aimed at conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable use of natural resources of the Atlantic Rainforest, through the Project “Forest management, conservation and restoration in the Atlantic Rainforest biome”.
Forest plantations well managed in appropriate sites can help conserve biodiversity and meet human needs, contributing for sustainable economic growth and the local sustainable means, having positive environmental and social impacts. WWF believes that forest plantations must contribute positively for the welfare of local communities, and not substitute natural ecosystems, such as tropical forests.
In this sense, WWF-Brazil employs efforts so that the Forest coverage and environmental services which are related may expand through mosaics of new plantations, natural forest restoration and of restoration areas.
The project developed by the two organizations will have three main action areas will have three main action areas: the first one, aimed at Conservation and Restoration of the Atlantic Rainforest; the second focused on Promoting good practices and concept of New Generations of Forest Plantations (NGP); and, lastly, the action that aims to deepen market change and new sustainable forest businesses.
WWF-Brazil is a Brazilian non-governmental organization dedicated to nature conservation with the objectives of harmonizing human activity with biodiversity conservation and promote the rational use of natural resources for the benefit of today’s citizens and of future generations. Created in 1996, the organization develops projects across the country and is part of WWF, the largest independent network of nature conservation with operations in more than 100 countries and the support of around 5 million people, including associates and volunteers.
Founded in 1948, TANAC S.A. today is the greatest and one of the most modern units of tannin production and its derivatives in the world. The company develops vegetable extracts for the leather industry, environmental friendly coagulants for water and industrial effluent treatment, wood adhesives, besides woodchip for the paper celluloses industry, and pellets for energy generation. TANAC S.A. has ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications and exports its products to over 70 countries. TANAGRO S.A. is the Forest unit of TANAC, currently the single largest producer of Black Acacia (Acacia mearnsii) in the world with over 24.000 hectares of planted forests. In forest management activities, about 600 workers are involved, developing its functions in accordance with the s do FSC® - Forest Stewardship Council and ISO 9001 principles and criteria.

Brown Howler monkey (Alouatta guariba) found in Atlantic Rainforests managed by TANAC

Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui) found in areas of high conservation value managed by TANAC

Mosaic of Black Acacia forest plantations integrated with native forests of Atlantic Rainforest