Among our assets, we have a forest of 750 ha called Tata Cua composed of pine, eucalyptus and grevillea trees. Fires in the region have again caused severe damage by burning more than 20,000 ha per day, destroying plantations (rice, corn, soybeans, pastures) during the peak period of the drought registered earlier this year. Given the risk of fire, many forest owners preferred to carry out cuts in advance. On our side, we have been looking unsuccessfully for operators to evacuate our death wood affected by fire in 2020.
Internal maintenance as well as the section bordering roads have been cleaned to prevent from fire or else have been performed.
Our options are limited given the damages caused by the fire and the current gasoil shortage which reduces our internal actions.