April 30, 2021

Reducing Biodiversity Impacts

Mining and biodiversity have a complex and often controversial relationship. What was…

Mining and biodiversity have a complex and often controversial relationship. What was traditionally a one-way relationship, where mining operations took from ecosystems with nothing in return, is evolving into a more symbiotic relationship. Today, mining operations are more often supporting conservation initiatives and planning for closure from the beginning, and virtual twins are modelling the scenarios that benefit all stakeholders.​​​​​​​

A former coal mine, railway and salt works are among the sites reclaimed by nature and now flourishing with wildlife. Photograph: Paul Markillie/Alamy

Mining operations affect biodiversity at the site, landscape, regional and global scale through direct actions, such as mineral extraction and tailings generation and indirect actions, including the transportation and energy industries supporting mining operations.

However, mining can also be a means for financing community-driven conservation initiatives that may prevent biodiversity loss over the long term…..

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