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Environmental Actions and Project

See below some of our environmental actions and projects.

Support to Protected Areas

Protected Areas 

Support to conservation units has been an effective measure to contribute to the protection of biodiversity. Eletrobras companies suppors protected areas such as conservation units, indigenous lands and archeological sites located in the main Brazilian biomes (Cerrado, Atlantic Rainforests, the Amazon, Caating 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, the Biodiversity Corridor of Santa Maria, the Maracaju Biological Haven and the Santa Helena Biological Haven, managed by ItaipuBinacional, and the Porã Trail, Restinga de Mambucaba Park and CECREMEF Woods, managed by Eletronuclear.

Uatumã River Chelonians Release Project​​ 

Projeto Soltura de Quelônios do Uatumã  

Since 1998, Eletrobras Amazonas Energia Geração e Transmissão develops the project "Soltura de Quelônios do Uatumã", seeking to return infant chelonia to nature and contribute to the conservation and protection of species. For 20 years, the project has been responsible for returning approximately 200,000 turtle hatchlings to nature. The work is developed with 30 riverside communities in the municipalities of São Sebastião do Uatumã, Urucará, Itapiranga and Silves.

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Harpy Reproduction Program (Harpia harpyja

Programa de Reprodução da Harpia  

Itaipu Binacional has developed, since 2005, the Harpy (Harpia harpyja) reproduction program, one of the largest hawks in the world currently under threat of extinction. To this day, the program has been responsible for the birth of 31 Harpy fledglings, being one of the largest reproduction programs for the species worldwide. In 2017, it obtained a massive achievement: the birth of a second generation created in captivity, a rare case worldwide, with records only in zoos in the United States and in Panama.

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Porã Trail

Trilha Porã  

Ecological hiking trails in the area owned by Eletrobras Eletronuclear seek to approach man and nature and to promote awareness on the importance of respecting the environment. Opened in 2005, the Porã trail received an indiginous name meaning "that which has beauty". The trail is visited by thousands of students every year and is an important tool for environmental education, recreation and research.​

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Ilha Grande Bay Marine Repopulation Project (Pomar) 

Projeto de Repovoamento Marinho da Baía da Ilha Grande - Pomar     

The project was started in 1994 by Eletrobras Eletronuclear seeking to preserve scallops, a type of mollusc native to the Brazilian coast and threatened with extinction due to the use of fishing nets. The project has an important role in the formation of local see breeders, promoting the generation of employment and income with the incentive to the rational and sustainable use of resources. Currently, Pomar is a national reference in the production of scallops and the only project in Brazil producing this mollusc in an industrial scale.​

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Cultivating Ideas, Sustainability in Each Drop​ 

Cultivando Ideias  

Through the Environmental Education Program of the Norte Sul I transmission line, FURNAS deployed low cost technologies to capture rainwater, use drip irrigation and plant community gardens in five rural installations in the states of Tocantins and Goiás, allowing rural workers to count with a new source of income for their families. The Cultivando Ideias, a Sustentabilidade Gota a Gota project served 167 farmers, 48 educators and 275 students, counting with the partnership of 11 institutions. In total, BRL 400,000 were invested in educational materials and a specialized technical team to execute the actions.​

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Cultivando Água Boa Program​​ 

Cultivando Água Boa 

Started in 2003, the program, developed by Itaipu along with the 29 municipalities of the Paraná 3 Watershed, contemplates multiple social and environmental actions related to the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity and the promotion of quality of life in local communities. The program was recognized by the UN as employing the best practices for water resource management in the world. The initiative achieved 1st place in the category of "Best Water Management Practices" in the 5th edition of the Água para a Vida award in 2015. In December 2017, Itaipu expanded its actions to 54 municipalities (53 in the west of Paraná and one in Mato Grosso do Sul).​ 

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Programs with Indigenous Communities 

Programa Waimiri Atroari 

Eletrobras Eletronorte develops, in a partnership with Funai, the Waimiri Atroari program, in Amazonas, and the Parakanã program, in Pará, along with environmental protection actions in the indigenous land of São Marcos, in Roraima. The Waimiri Atroari and Parakanã programs resulted from the need to minimize and compensate impacts caused by the construction of the Balbina and Tucuruí hydroelectric plants, respectively, 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. Approximately BRL 13 million are invested per year in both programs.

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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.​

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