Itaipu’s actions for biodiversity conservation, the benefits of ecosystem services and the promotion of sustainable businesses were some of the topics discussed in the side event “Biodiversity: two countries, one company”, within the schedule of the Global Symposium on Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions. The event took place on Tuesday (14), at Itaipu’s Visitor Reception Center, in Hernandarias (PY).
Representatives of organizations and the private sector from several countries participated in the activity, with the objective of discussing the actions and strategies adopted by Itaipu for the preservation of the Alto Paraná Atlantic Forests (BAAPA), following the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6 (water), 7 (energy) and 15 (life on land).
The panelists present the Itaipu Preserva project. It involves the restoration of degraded areas in forests that compose the protection strip of the reservoir, right bank, whose purpose is to preserve a biodiversity corridor, in addition to collaborating with forest recomposition efforts in the BAAPA.
The invited speakers agreed on the importance of Itaipu’s actions for the conservation of biodiversity and that it is necessary to disseminate the success stories and benefits of environmental services, adding value to the products developed within the biosphere reserves.
The panel was presented by Itaipu biologist Silvia Saldívar (PY) and Luís César Silva (Brazil); the director of the Interdisciplinary Structure of Socio-Environmental Research, Alberto Yanosky; the executive director of LIFE Institute, Regiane Borsato; the representative of Yerbatera FD from Paraguay, Cristóbal Giménez; and the representative of Iguaçu National Park, Iván Carlos Baptiston.