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Continuous efforts on legacies and exceptional factors
Currently, about 370 000 hectares of forests (own forest and smaller concessions) are available for harvest. We have made further efforts to legalize the land titles that have not yet been secured and to evaluate and secure new concessions. We are also trying to replace land areas located in protected areas (around 66 000 ha) with productive, usable areas. Negotiations are underway with the government on this issue.
There was no change in the situation in 2018 regarding the pending threat of two major fines. One is a threatened fine from the Brazilian environmental protection authority IBAMA dating back to 2002 and the other a threatened property tax fine from the year 2007. We are expecting to resolve both cases in collaboration with our lawyers within the scope of provisions already set aside.