Portucel Soporcel

Integrating Biodiversity Conservation into the Forest Management Model


23 September, 2012


Case Study


Forests represent the primary source of raw material for Portucel Soporcel, and the company firmly believes that well-managed forests and plantations can positively contribute the ecosystem integrity of its forest land.

The company’s objectives have been to develop new approaches to forest management that streamline best practices, include concepts for biodiversity conservation and support forest certification requirements. This prompted the development of a systematic methodology to preserve ecosystems, and more specifically to map out zones of special conservation interest, and create action plans to monitor them.

The company’s efforts have proven to be valuable in several areas, including, most importantly, contributing to the company’s forest certification objectives and adding overall value to the company.