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Size of the areas where restoration process has been initiated
wdt_ID Size of the areas where restoration process has been initiated, by forest management unit (km²)¹ 2019 2020 1 São Paulo 12.89 2.88 2 Mato Grosso do Sul 1.10 0.00 3 Espírito Santo-Bahia 14.24 2.10 4 Maranhão 0.15 0.00 5 Total 28.38 4.99
In order to meet legal requirements, certification requirements, and voluntary commitments, in 2010 Suzano launched the Ecological Restoration Program, which covers the Atlantic Forest, Cerrado, and Amazon biomes.
The program’s activities are grouped into implementation and maintenance/monitoring packages. In general, four restoration methods are used in the units. They are: Planting of native species; Conducting natural regeneration; Control of invasive alien species; and Isolation.
After the key activities have been performed in the “to be restored” areas, they move into the “in process of restoration” status and are subject to the maintenance and monitoring process.
Maintenance activities include all activities performed one month after the first month implementation in the area, until it is considered “restored.” The maintenance package includes activities such as fertilization, chemical weed control, hoeing, crowning, ant control, replanting, weed control, and adaptive management (planting densification and enrichment), among others.
The areas undergoing restoration in the company’s units are at different stages of restoration and, because of the numerous restoration polygons implemented ( even monitored using different methodologies), it’s not possible to present a descriptive status.
For more information on Suzano’s ecological restoration strategy and program partnerships, visit our website.