mining impacts on biodiversity in south africa

  • Mining and biodiversity: key issues and research needs in …

    Mining and biodiversity: key issues and research needs in …

    Mining and Biodiversity Guideline “We have indeed reached a momentous stage in our country’s development, where sectors originally perceived to have competing mandates, have realised the common vision of growth and prosperity for our country, and are

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  • The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining in …

    The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining in …

    This chapter looks at the main impacts of mining on biodiversity and how these can be appropriately managed through processes like strategic regional assessments, use of bioindicators in rehabilitation, and biodiversity offsets.

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  • Sand mining in world rivers (FINAL)LC

    Sand mining in world rivers (FINAL)LC

    While the socioeconomic challenges surrounding mining are often great—as exemplified by a recent police massacre of 34 striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa (Ramutsindela 2013)—we focus here primarily on the potential impacts of

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN AFRICA

    ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN AFRICA

    South Africa, through the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), is a signatory party to the CBD and GPBB. As such, there is a national agenda to mainstream biodiversity into businesses. The national initiative implementing business and biodiversity is

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  • Mining and Biodiversity in South Africa: A Discussion …

    Mining and Biodiversity in South Africa: A Discussion …

    The Eastern and Southern Africa Business and Biodiversity Programme was established in 2011. The Programme's key priority, based on a strategy approved by IUCN Council, is to engage the business sectors that have a significant impact on natural resources

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  • Mining for common ground: putting biodiversity on South …

    Mining for common ground: putting biodiversity on South …

    Continental South Africa has a coastline of some 3,650 km and an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of just over 1 million km2. Waters in the EEZ extend to a depth of 5,700 m, with more than 65% deeper than 2,000 m. Despite its status as a developing nation ...

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  • Impact Of Humans On Biodiversity And The Environment | …

    Impact Of Humans On Biodiversity And The Environment | …

    This is a very relevant and important question that cannot be given adequate attention in just one quora answer. A good resource to look at is the website of a South African based Non Profit: Centre for Environmental Rights they have programs focu...

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  • The Effects of Mining in Africa

    The Effects of Mining in Africa

    Spearheaded by the South African Mining and Biodiversity Forum (SAMBF) – which is facilitated by the Chamber of Mines – both WWF South Africa and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) were engaged as co-contributors to the

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  • How does mining affect biodiversity? + Example

    How does mining affect biodiversity? + Example

    The Integration of Biodiversity into National Environmental Assessment Procedures National Case Studies South Africa September 2001 ProducedCASE STUDY 11 SOUTH AFRICA UNDP/UNEP/GEF BPSP – Komex September 2001 SOUTH AFRICA Prepared by

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  • CAN BIODIVERSITY PLAY A ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AFRICA…

    CAN BIODIVERSITY PLAY A ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AFRICA…

    to substantiate descriptions of impacts. Data for mining operations located in Zimbabwe and South Africa were restricted to those mining operations that had achieved a minimum production specific to each commodity. This process of selection was not

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  • Mining and the African Environment

    Mining and the African Environment

    Acid Mine Drainage | The Real Cost of Gold Mining in South Africa South Africa has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and ...

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  • effects of mining on biodiversity

    effects of mining on biodiversity

    2 Summary: Poorly-regulated mining and coal-fired power generation in South Africa are responsible for air and water pollution, destruction of arable land, and biodiversity loss, violating the human rights of hundreds of communities, including their rights to life

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  • Problems in the mining industry in South africa

    Problems in the mining industry in South africa

    Mining can pose huge risks to biodiversity & forests, which can endanger businesses. It's crucial companies’ integrate biodiversity into their core strategies. Greater risks, greater awareness While the mining industry has a role to play in the economic development ...

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  • Study on understanding the causes of biodiversity loss and the …

    Study on understanding the causes of biodiversity loss and the …

    Agriculture, mining and wetlands interaction November 2014 ALTHEA GRUNDLING, ARC-Institute for Soil, Climate and Water, Pretoria, South Africa, PIET-LOUIS GRUNDLING, Centre for Environmental Management, University of the Free State Worldwide, food and ...

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  • What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining …

    What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining …

    1 Mining and Biodiversity in South Africa: A Discussion Paper Kristal Maze*, Amanda Driver∝ and Susie Brownlie∂ Scope of this paper This paper focuses on biodiversity conservation planning and how it provides a useful tool for land-use planning and impact

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