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Porto Itapoá will invest more than BRL$ 600 thousand in the Carijós Municipal Natural Park
The measure is part of the compensation for the expansion works of the Terminal, which will expand its yard area from 250 thousand m² to 455 thousand m²
Porto Itapoá will invest more than BRL$ 600 thousand in the Carijós Municipal Natural Park, in the city of Itapoá. The investment will be used to build protection and monitoring infrastructure for the park, such as a guardhouse, a portico and the fencing of the area. The measure is also part of the compensation for the expansion works at the Terminal.
The president of Porto Itapoá, Cássio Schreiner, emphasized the importance of the action. “It is an important investment that contributes to nature conservation. It is also very important to emphasize that this is another investment within our municipality”, said Schreiner. The construction work in the park should begin in June this year.
The measure was authorized by the Federal Environmental Compensation Committee as a way of compensating for the expansion of Porto Itapoá. Expansion work is already underway and will expand the patio space from 250,000 m² to 455,000 m².
Investment in conservation
Porto Itapoá is also responsible for one of the largest private nature reserves in the State of Santa Catarina. The Reserve, approved by ICMBio, has 285 hectares and, added to the existing RPPN (Private Natural Heritage Reserve) Volta Velha, will total 875 hectares, or 8.75 million m². The first preserved area has existed in the municipality since 1992, with 590 hectares.
The Reserve is also the result of the Porto Itapoá environmental compensation project, which, by removing 28 hectares for the expansion of the port terminal, compensated 10 times the suppressed area in the form of a Natural Reserve.
Scientific research and environmental visits are carried out at the site, in addition to becoming an important environmental asset of the Municipality of Itapoá.
This compensation model is a proposal that aims to mitigate the impacts generated by plant suppression in the best possible way. Moreover, the decision to concentrate this preserved area within the municipality of Itapoá brings even greater value to the initiative, both in the environmental aspect and in terms of social and economic matters, as it creates an attraction and benefit for the community and the public in general.
The additional voluntary compensation consists of an understanding by Porto Itapoá on the importance of conserving the Atlantic Forest for the maintenance of biodiversity, microclimate balance and maintenance of the region’s environmental quality.