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Environmental Actions and Project

See below some of our environmental actions and projects.

Support to Protected Areas


Support to conservation units has been an effective measure to contribute to the protection of biodiversity. Eletrobras companies supports protected areas such as conservation units, indigenous lands and archeological sites located in the main Brazilian biomes (Cerrado, Atlantic Rainforests, the Amazon, Caatinga and Pampas). We also emphasize protected areas owned by Eletrobars companies, created in order to contribute to regional biodiversity, scientific research and environmental education.

Examples include the Wildlife Preservation Zones that comprise the Conservation Unit Mosaic of Lago de Tucuruí, managed by Eletrobras Eletronorte.

Three operational units are located adjacently, partially or completely inserted in environmental protection areas. It is worth noting that all protected areas with interference were created after the implementation of the projects with the support of Eletrobras companies. ​

Tucuruí HPP Fully inserted Hydropower Generation 300,800 Área de Proteção Ambiental Tucuruí
Samuel HPP Partially inserted Hydropower Generation 58,500 Estação Ecológica Samuel
Balbina HPP Fully inserted Hydropower Generation 256,000 Reserva Biológica Uatumã​

All units that interact with biodiversity have biodiversity management plans for the areas where they are located. The location of projects close to protected areas often allows companies to support these areas.

Protecting endangered species

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Eletrobras companies protect species with some degree of threat in their conservation programs. Find out more about the species protected by Eletrobras here.​

Sharing Knowledge - Fauna Guides


The main objective of the Fauna Guides is to contribute towards technical-scientific information generated from studies that Eletrobras Furnas has carried out around its facilities. These guides contain important information on the main biological and ecological characteristics of each registered species and constitute an important tool to make society aware of the importance of preserving biodiversity and natural resources.

Know the guides here.

Programs with Indigenous Communities 


Eletrobras Eletronorte develops, in a partnership with Funai, the Waimiri Atroari program, in Amazonas, and the Assurini and Parakanã programs, in Pará, along with environmental protection actions in the indigenous land of São Marcos, in Roraima. The Waimiri Atroari,Assurini and Parakanã programs resulted from the need to minimize and compensate impacts caused by the construction of the Balbina and Tucuruí hydroelectric plants, in the livelihood of these communities. The basic principle of these programs is the cultural rescue and improvement of the living conditions of these indigenous peoples through actions in the areas of health, food safety, education and infrastructure.

For more information on the programs, click here.

Environmental Education Program (PEA)

In operations licensed by the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources - IBAMA, we developed the PEA in accordance with Normative Instruction No. 2, of March 27, 2012, of the Ministry of the Environment/IBAMA and with the Eletrobras companies' Environmental Policy that aims to develop environmental education actions with the involvement of the local population, working to transform their living space through sustainable environmental management.

The planning of PEA actions considers debate with local communities and their representatives to identify topics that will be addressed during the execution of the program. Non-formal educational actions are prioritized, aimed at qualifying and organizing communities to propose and/or formulate and implement socio-environmental mitigation and/or compensation projects, as well as monitoring and evaluating their effectiveness.

Activities for the external public include environmental education workshops in schools, lectures focusing on a healthy and sustainable environment, and productive socio-environmental projects.

Discover the Environmental Education Program at Tucuruí HPP.

​Social and Environmental Action Program (PAS)

Programa de Ação Socioambiental - PAS 

Created in 2008, this is a shared environmental management process designed by Eletrobras Chesf and created with the communities of the municipalities that are part of the Paulo Afonso Hydroelectric Complex. It seeks to create an environmental management process in spaces built for the introduction of hydroelectric ventures th at is able to minimize and compensate negative impacts and optimize positive impacts. From 2016 onward, the program has also been developed with the communities surrounding the Xingó hydroelectric plant.

For more information on the program, click here.

Socioenvironmental Bid

In 2021, the Eletrobras Group published its first Socioenvironmental Projects Bid Ten projects were selected from among the 180 applications. These projects seek to create socioeconomic value for the communities while simultaneously preserving and recovering the biodiversity and the water resources around our generation and transmission ventures, and other important areas that contribute to the river basins where the company is present. These projects will also help us achieve our SDGs. This is one more way Eletrobras stresses that it recognizes the strategic role biodiversity plays in its business, seeking to expand its actions to create positive impact. Projects are monitored by regularly measuring indicators and issuing reports. Of the ten projects selected by the companies, two will be supported directly by the Eletrobras holding company, during 2022 and 2023. Learn more about them: 

Formiga Verde: Community Base Environmental Education Program


Developed by the Permacultura Lab Institute, the project aimed to combine environmental conservation and the promotion of positive social impact in Morro da Formiga, in the North Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, through a Community-Based Environmental Education Program. The program worked to train and raise awareness among children, young people and adults regarding local socio-environmental problems and possible ecological solutions. The project combined transversal aspects of agroecology, permaculture, biodiversity conservation and maximization of ecosystem services through environmental education and reforestation actions in the border area between the community and the Tijuca National Park through agroforestry systems. As a result, we have 650 direct beneficiaries, 2,500 indirect beneficiaries, 346 hours of educational activities and 2,000 seedlings of native species planted.

Alimergia Continuidade

alimergia.jpgDeveloped by the Mixed Cooperative for Production, Industrialization and Commercialization of Biofuels of Brazil Ltda. (Cooperbio), the project was carried out in the municipality of Seberi (Rio Grande do Sul), in the Atlantic Forest region. Combining the forest restoration of degraded areas with native species with low-carbon agricultural, livestock and forestry practices, the project contributed to increasing biodiversity and carbon capture in the region. The project focused on the recovery of 20 hectares of degraded areas on family farmers' properties with areas of up to four fiscal modules, promoting income generation and quality of life. During the two years of the project, 900 people benefited directly and 1,200 indirectly with 96 hours of educational activities and the planting of more than 5 thousand seedlings of native species.