The planted tree industry in Brazil protects the most natural areas in the world. Nearly 6 million hectares are contained within Permanent Preservation Areas (APP), Legal Reserve areas (RL), and Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN). This is in addition to the 0.65 hectare set aside for preservation for each planted hectare.
It is important to emphasize that nearly 14% of the 50 million hectares of natural habitat preserved in Brazil outside of protected areas are the responsibility of the planted tree industry. According to research by Ibá, in 2019 associated companies alone were responsible for 32,700 hectares included inprograms to restore degraded areas.