Land Fauna

Committed with preventing, minimizing and offsetting negative impacts of its activities on biodiversity, Copel develops a range of environment programs aimed at land fauna conservation.

Actions include previous studies to new undertaking deployment, and fauna chase away and rescue and monitoring program development, which purpose is identifying the region species, setting forth every control measure required, fostering fauna safekeeping, and whenever required, performing actions aimed at endangered species conservation.

Moreover, other environment programs enable land fauna conservation directly, including the ones focused on degraded area recovery, forest environment deployment and preservation, inspection and monitoring included in Copel area.

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Fauna Rescue and Monitoring

Copel performs Fauna Rescue, Salvation and Destination Programs whenever they are proposed in environment surveys, or they are restraining part of the undertaking installation environment agency.

In activities including vegetation cut and reservoir filling, fauna habitats can be impacted, so programs are developed that aim to reduce the impacts in the wildlife.

Programs are executed by means of a qualified team, that uses fauna management techniques, with safety protocols. In these situations, it is preferred that the animal runs away from the impacted areas on its own, and escape measures are being developed for that.

The animal is rescued, whenever it cannot escape without assistance. Upon rescue, the animals in good health conditions are released in safe areas, if required, the veterinary service takes place. In the cases return to nature is not possible, they shall be forwarded to specialized institutions.

Lectures and meetings are held with work deployment team, to explain fauna relevance and program execution, orienting and making employees shall care for fauna preservation in their work routines.

Monitoring in Copel areas

Fauna monitoring is an essential tool to enhance knowledge and set forth conservation and endangered species strategies. The goal, within Copel undertaking deployment and operation scope, is identifying occasional environment impacts incurring from the activities, especially in the most relevant areas for biodiversity conservation.

Fauna monitoring activities consist of undertaking environment licensing legal requirements and generate essential information, and they are often not known yet about local fauna species, as in the case of fauna monitoring programs for LT 500 kV Araraquara – Taubaté, Colíder Hydroelectric Power Station and Mauá Hydroelectric Power Station.