Flora - Permanent Conservation Area

As a compensatory measure for the formation of the reservoirs, it was established that the surroundings of the flooded stretches should form a continuous Permanent Preservation Area (APP) strip of variable width, with an average of 500 meters. This corresponds to approximately 26 thousand hectares, which corresponds approximately twice the area of vegetation suppression for the implantation of the reservoirs. 

Since 1970, this area around reservoirs has undergone deforestation due to occupation by rural settlements, resulting in the suppression of 60% of the region's native forest. As the reforestation process will involve native species changes from the region itself, the area that is now very fragmented will be restored, with the maintenance and recovery of the original biodiversity.