Fourth International Conference on Mine Closure

Mining and conservation are often considered to be incompatible land uses. Yet, economically important mineral deposits often occur in areas with high biodiversity and therefore, high conservation value. The challenge then is for mining companies to maintain or enhance the conservation value of these sites, especially with regard to rehabilitation or restoration after mining. One such example will be discussed in International Mining’s August issuer - the northern jarrah forest southeast of Perth, Western Australia. It is botanically diverse; home to almost 800 plant species and it also contains vast bauxite reserves. (more…)

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