Forestal Mininco, part of the CMPC group, manages more than 700,000 hectares across several regions of Chile. Around a fifth of this land – some 150,000 hectares – is covered by natural vegetation, including native forest. Forestal Mininco does not carry out any conventional forestry operations in these areas, but it includes them within its management plan to ensure ecosystem integrity is maintained and important habitats are protected.
Forestal Mininco’s efforts to protect the native forest and other natural habitats on its land are helping to conserve biodiversity and maintain ecosystem integrity across a large area. Maintaining areas of high ecological value and other natural habitats will help to protect Chile’s unique wildlife, including endemic trees such as araucarias (monkey puzzles), endangered mammals such as the southern river otter (Lontra provocax) and birds including the red-headed magellanic woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus).