Camera catches rare and endangered species in the Amazon

On World Environment Day, learn about the initiative that aligns oil palm cultivation with the recovery of native fauna in Pará and Roraima
05 June, 2024

Established by the United Nations (UN) in 1972, World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5, with the aim of promoting actions aimed at environmental preservation. As Brazil is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, there are many initiatives in this field.

An example of this is an area of more than 75,000 hectares located in the north of the country, more specifically in Pará and Roraima. This is where Grupo BBF (Brasil BioFuels), the largest palm oil producer in Latin America, grows its raw material, also known as oil palm, on previously degraded land.

"The palm recovers degraded soil and contributes to connectivity between natural environments, mitigating impacts associated with the fragmentation of ecosystems, which contributes to the preservation of biodiversity in the region," explains Milton Steagall, CEO of Grupo BBF.

Today, thanks to the initiatives to recover the soil, the areas are able to capture 800,000 tons of carbon and are gradually regaining the presence of wild animals in their fauna. In the last monitoring campaign, the company claims to have recorded more than 400 different species - 85 reptiles and amphibians, 270 birds, 25 mammals and 40 fish.

Some of them are classified as rare and even threatened with extinction, such as the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) and the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis). Watch the recording of these and other animals in full by accessing the article:

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