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Rescue of Fauna

Date started: 2010 

The Integrated Wildlife Management Program is developed today in the area of influence of the mining project project in the plateaus Saracá, Almeidas, Aviso, Bacaba, Bela Cruz, Monte Branco, Papagaio and Periquito. A job that involves everything from species management, through actions of rescue and scaring, monitoring the extent of impacts of project activities on wildlife and subsequently the effectiveness of control measures implemented in this process.

The program we develop has direct positive impact on the preservation and conservation communities of amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and certain groups of insects. The initiative is more than just compliance with environmental restrictions. We know that the impact of the reduction or elimination of environments for mining activities, although localized, is present and affects the local biota. However, it is proven that some procedures for environmental management measures can represent efficient measures and minimize these impacts on biodiversity in the forest.

The rescue of wildlife impacted by the mining activities, followed by recovery of the vegetation of the mined-out site, and monitoring thereof and of the wildlife, is considered the major mitigation activity of our business.

We seek to reduce to the maximum the death of wild animals by means of scaring, conducting veterinary emergency services on those debilitated by timely translocation of captured individuals or groups to areas with similar environmental conditions.

Parallel studies carried out in monitoring programs point to data of abundance of the populations that are managed. Fauna monitoring is developed concurrently with fauna rescue. The project aims to monitor the development of the translocated animals to evaluate the conditions of the fauna in areas subjected to environmental recovery and further assess the extent of edge effects of mining activities and their influence on the animals.

Our evaluation of the results is made by means of sampling stations. There are stations for analysis of edge effects and to evaluate the success of environmental recovery over eight different plateaus in the Saracá-Taquera National Forest. Each station has sampling transects, where there are procedures for capturing, marking and collecting of biological specimens of biological groups taken as environmental indicators: bees, butterflies, galling insects, ants, amphibians, reptiles, birds, small mammals, medium- and large-size mammals and bats.

In the specific case of aquatic animals, monitoring is done through the Aquatic Fauna Monitoring Program, restricted to the area of influence of the Bacaba plateau. Monitoring has been performed since 2010 and includes amphibians, reptiles and mammals in streams and lake Sapucuá. The program has STCP Engenharia as a partner.

The work of scaring and rescuing the fauna is conducted by professionals of Zoofit, an entity maintained by FIT (Faculdades Integradas do Tapajós) a college institution, a partner of MRN. Our agreement with the institution also provides for the use of structures of Zoofit by MRN, in the case of a lo process of rehabilitation of animals rescued during deforestation. As for first aid and rapid rehabilitation processes, MRN built a Wild Animals Screening Center – CETAS.​

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