Fundação Renova


September 2021


A pilot project developed by the Renova Foundation is awarded an award that recognizes innovative solutions in BRICS countries

The consolidated results of the ecological restoration pilot project , a solution adopted by the Renova Foundation for the environmental reparation of the Doce river basin, has shown efficiency in restoring the river's natural conditions. In a sustainable manner and with low intervention impact, the project secured second place in the BRICS Solutions for SDGs Awards 2021, which recognizes impact work carried out in the countries of the bloc, which comprises South Africa, Brazil, China, India and Russia, and which help, through innovative projects and technology-based solutions, to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

President of the Renova Foundation presents advances in repairing the Doce River Basin at the IUCN congress

The city of Marseille, France, hosted, between the 3rd and 10th of September, the Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The event, which was scheduled for 2020 and was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, brought together government agencies, NGOs, scientists and representatives of indigenous peoples. The president of the Renova Foundation, Andre de Freitas, participated remotely in the Congress, which took place in a hybrid way, participating in two thematic plenary sessions.  

Rural landowners and the Renova Foundation promote reforestation of permanent preservation areas (PPAs)

Permanent Preservation Areas (PPAs) have important functions for the conservation of the environment. In order to recover an area of 1 hectare, approximately 1,112 seedlings are planted during the rainy season. Only in the next rainy season is it possible to assess the evolution to define the next actions: enrich the site with new species or plant the initial seedlings again. It is expected that about 10% to 20% of the seedlings do not develop. When cattle are present in the PPA, this rate exceeds 50% and may reach 100%. This is equivalent to a loss of over 500 seedlings per hectare.