All valuable biodiversity hotspots such as wetlands, natural forests and unique areas for protecting specific birds and other species are protected.
Biological surveys have been conducted in areas owned by UPM since the early 1990s to identify and classify species and native ecosystems to be protected. Currently, the network of formal conservation areas covers around 13,000 hectares.
To achieve our long-term biodiversity targets, we plan to increase protected area under defined conservation categories and continue with our long-term monitoring programme. This conservation work is being carried out in cooperation with local environmental organisations such as Vida Silvestre and Aves Uruguay.
Aiming for a positive impact on biodiversity
Protecting biodiversity in Uruguay
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Text: Sini Paloheimo