Fauna - Rescue

Fauna rescue involved several different professionals, including technicians and biologists, who worked to monitor an area of over 450 square kilometers on a daily basis. 

From the beginning of works until the start of commercial operation of the Belo Monte HPP, more than 395,000 wild animals were rescued – 90% of which were reptiles and amphibians.  

The healthy animals (92%) were released back into their natural habitat, while the rest were sent to scientific institutions or breeding sites for conservation purposes, after being cared for at Norte Energia’s Environmental Studies Center (CEA).