There are around 15 thousand Indians under Veracel’s actuation zone. 12 tribes are located inside a 10 km border line from the coast, where Veracel does not plant eucalyptus, but keeps and watchs, exclusively environment protection areas.
Six communities, are close to the commercial plantation, however they receive information about the forest maintenance activies.
Veracel keeps a systematic relation with these traditional communities, through agreements or by actions under the knowledge and approval of Brazilian authorities.
Independent of the legal situation regarding the Indian land on the districts, where Veracel actuates, the company knows, respects and contributes as for the Indian causes.
The districts where Veracel actuates are: Eunápolis, Belmonte, Porto Seguro, Itagimirim, Itapebi, Canavieiras, Santa Cruz Cabrália, Mascote, Itabela and Guaratinga.
On the area of Veracel’s actuation, South of Bahia, Brazil, there are 17 Indian tribes, 03 from the Tupinambá and 14 of Pataxó ancestry. They are the following:
1 – Jitai – not demarcated
2 – Guaxuma – not demarcated
3 – Pé do Monte – Official Reserve
4 - Boca da Mata - Official Reserve
5 – Meio da Mata - Official Reserve
6 – Barra Velha - Official Reserve
7 – Aldeia Velha – Final process
8 – Juerana – not demarcated
9 – Arueira - not demarcated
10 – Agricultura - not demarcated
11 – Coroa Vermelha – Official Reserve
12 – Nova Coroa – not demarcated
13 – Mata Medonha – Official Reserve
14 – Patiburi – under demarcation process
15 – Encanto da Patioba – not demarcated
16 – Jaqueira – Official Reserve
17 – Vereme – not demarcated
Official reserve – recognized by the Federal Goverment of Brazil
Not demarcated – Not officialy recognized
Under demarcation process – To be officialy recognized