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Biological Diversity and Land Use

We have fully realized that the biological diversity is closely related to human physical and mental health, air, drinking water, soil, climate and environment. We do our best to protect the fragile ecosystem, habitats and endangered species are from being damaged, and have made reasonable plans for mine closure responsibly. We follow the relevant laws and regulations of the country where the project is located. We respect the biological diversity, and make pre-assessment, plans together with restoration and reconstruction for land use, so as to minimize the disturbance of mining activities to animals, plants and the land.


Main Performance:
  • 401.25
    Hectares
    At the beginning of 2020, there are about 401.25 hectares of land which has been disturbed without restoration. By the end of 2020, we have 956.39 hectares of disturbed land and 401.25 hectares of newly-restored land more.
Management Approach:
  • Exploration Scope
    We don’t do exploration, mining or construction in sensitive areas such as natural reserves, ecological red line and world heritage sites.
    Exploration Scope
  • Investigation and Evaluation
    We investigate and evaluate the mining area and the areas likely to be affected by mining activities before we do mining, and then make the environmental impact assessment report. We evaluate the biological diversity in the affected areas and propose management solutions accordingly. For the national or local protected animals, plants or ecosystem, we protect the biological diversity through in situ conservation or ex-situ conservation.
    Investigation and Evaluation
  • Land Reclamation
    We require that all mining areas should have the Mining Geological Environment Protection and Land Reclamation Plan. In the whole life cycle of mining, they should follow the mode of "exploring and managing at the same time" so as to minimize the land disturbance. In the early stage, we try to restore and rebuild the land by restoring the topsoil and planting native trees. Later we try to increase the biological diversity and enhance the stability of ecosystem by reasonable collocation of trees and shrubs. After the artificial ecological restoration is stable, we should gradually turn to the majority of natural restoration, with reduction of human intervention, so as to gradually realize the self-stability of ecosystem.
    Land Reclamation
  • Negotiation Planning
    We negotiate with local governments, employees, affected communities and other stakeholders to make a joint plan about the social and environmental problems related with mine closure. We make plans for our financial and technical preparation to ensure a planned closure and the commitments after closure, including the land restoration, beneficial land for future use as well as the protection of water resources.
    Negotiation Planning