Biodiversity Conservation, Minerals Extraction, and Development

Alyson Warhurst and Kevin Franklin

in Footprints in the Jungle

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780195125788
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199832927 | DOI:
 Biodiversity Conservation, Minerals Extraction, and Development

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This chapter discusses the effects of minerals development on biodiversity; land use and fragmentation; pollution resulting from mining operations; managing biological resources in minerals development; emerging best practices; exploration; innovation for remediation and reuse throughout the mine operation; rehabilitation and decommissioning; national legislation; corporate social responsibility within the minerals sector; and the future challenges of minerals extraction and development.

Keywords: best practices; biodiversity; corporate social responsibility; minerals; mining

Chapter.  7748 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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