In order to preserve the natural resources for the present and future generations, ensuring the perpetuation of habitats and the conservation of fauna and flora species, and other organisms, the Legado das Águas - Reserva Votorantim arose from the visionary thought that the forests would guarantee the protection of the Juquiá River springs and would maintain water availability for centuries ahead.
Corresponding to 1.5% of the remaining virgin Atlantic Forest biome in the state of São Paulo, located between different conservation units of the Ribeira Valley, the limits of the Legacy include the municipalities of Juquiá, Miracatu and Tapiraí, as well as four of the seven power plants that provide energy to the Group's companies.
Preserved for more than 50 years by Votorantim, the reserve is an area of high biodiversity value, containing animal species that are rare and endemic to the Atlantic Forest.
The reserve is an environment that is propitious for carrying out ongoing studies and research into the flora and fauna, and they have produced increasingly interesting results. In addition, there is a huge potential for the development of activities in the areas of environmental education, forest offsets, biotechnology, ecological and scientific tourism, timber and non-timber extraction and other forms of sustainably exploiting environmental assets.
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