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Fauna Monitoring Program

Copel Distribuição carries out Fauna Monitoring Programs when they are proposed in environmental studies or constitute a condition of the environmental agency for the installation and operation of projects. Fauna Monitoring in the developments of Copel Distribuição is a very recent action. The program aims to monitor fauna groups over time, being able to contemplate the phase during and after the installation of a project.

Monitoring is carried out by a specialized team, through data collection in the field, using specific methods for each fauna group. There may be a study of one or more groups, such as birds and mammals. The studies are periodic, taking place at certain intervals of time.

The results provide answers about the impacts on the fauna resulting from the work in question, and can also generate data applicable to other projects in the same category. In addition, monitoring is important for the definition of environmental measures related to fauna.

In the case of High Voltage Distribution Lines, one of the impacts identified is the risk of birds colliding with cables, which depends on factors such as the presence of environmentally sensitive areas and the occurrence of species susceptible to collision. A suggested measure is the installation of beacons, which have the objective of improving the visibility of the cables, so that the birds do not collide. After the installation of these flags, studies may be carried out to analyze the effectiveness of the measure and the behavior of the birds in relation to the cables.

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