24 de May de 2018

Forest Legislation


The Brazilian legislation establishes several obligations related to the preservation of forest areas, among which the maintenance of Legal Reserve, Reforestation and Rural Environmental Registry. Brazilian forestry legislation requires the maintenance of an area with native vegetation coverage on rural properties (Legal Reserve). The Legal Reserve can vary between 20% and 80% of the property, depending on the biome and the region in which the property is located. The legislation also establishes the obligation of reforestation, that is, obliges that the extraction of forests and successive formations must be compensated by forest plantations.

BVRio promotes the use of these mechanisms and participates in the process of regulating its laws. In addition, BVRio Environmental Exchange operates trading platforms for the following mechanisms:

  • Environmental Reserve Quotas (CRAs)
  • Private Properties in Conservation Units
  • Forest Replacement Credits (CRF)


Rural Environmental Registry

Another obligation created by the Brazilian Forest Code is the registration of all rural property in the CAR – Rural Environmental Registry. The CAR is an electronic register, whose purpose is to integrate environmental information, thus creating a database at the national level for environmental and economic planning. When realising the CAR the rural producer can identify the remnants of native vegetation (Legal Reserve), areas of restricted use, and the consolidated areas of rural properties and possessions. You can make your CAR at BVRio’s Platform: www.bvrio.com